RIP: Bob Vaccaro...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:30 PM
Last night, around 11pm here on the East Coast, my father, who shortly before this year's ACE Coaster Con was diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer, peacefully passed away with our family by his side.

Among his last wishes were.. for everyone who hasn't yet ridden Kingda Ka, to ride it.. since he never got the chance. The same goes for El Toro, The Voyage, and the coasters at Silverwood... which are some he never did and never will get the chance to ride.

Rest in Peace Dad, I love you.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:31 PM
all my prayers go out to you your dad and your whole family may he rest in peace
Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:50 PM
So sorry to hear about your loss and hope he enjoys Eternal Ride Time...
Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:52 PM
Hey Rob,

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I miss you man!

Take Care,

~Rob Willi

Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:52 PM
Sorry for your loss, Rob. Don't be a stranger.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 1:15 PM
So sorry to here about the loss of your dad Rob. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 1:34 PM
Rob, I will follow your Dads wishes and continue the tradition.

I am trully sorry to hear of your loss.

I think it's been some three our four years since I've seen you. Keep in touch.

Chuck, who hopes Bob is taking the biggest rocket coaster of all :)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 1:35 PM
My condolences to you and your surviving family. May peace be with you in this time.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 2:03 PM
Rob, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Seeing the title of this thread made my world freeze...I'm speechless. We're all here for you, man.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:37 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and will say a prayer for your father and your family.

There are no headbanger coasters in heaven!

Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:41 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May he rest in peace.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:44 PM
sorry to hear about your lost. My condolences go out to you.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 4:11 PM
Rob, I'm speechless as well. So sorry to hear of this, and as Kara and everyone else said, we're here for you.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:02 PM
Oh Geez, Rob.... :( We only spent an evening hanging out at SRM 2003, but I really dug you, and your personality. This just breaks my heart.

Your family is firmly in our prayers. ALL OUR BEST. :(

Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:06 PM
Very sorry to hear this Rob....

You know you have many friends in this community..."family" is what this hobby is all about.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 5:39 PM
I am very sorry about your dad, Rob. You obviously have our support and prayers.

We will be honored to ride in his memory!


*** Edited 11/3/2005 10:41:49 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Thursday, November 3, 2005 8:49 PM
Rob, I really missed you and your family at PPP and other events this year and wish we had the chance to hang out more. I'm so sad and sorry to hear about your dad and he seemed to love the hobby and seemed really supportive when I met him at PPP last year. Don't hesitate to contact me buddy if you need anything. I'm praying for you guys.


Thursday, November 3, 2005 8:55 PM
I am so sorry for you Rob, your dad was one of the truly fun people to be around. You would be going in the right direction if you were to follow in his footsteps. He brought so much joy to so many people.

My prayers are for your dad and with your family at this time. I know Bob and Steve are riding something great now.

Bob like Steve was not an old man, New Jersey has lost 2 very good young men this week. We are poorer for that.


Thursday, November 3, 2005 9:19 PM
My condolences got to you & yours Rob as I know all too well the pain your'e going through after I lost my dad last year....ironically I was at PKD the day that he passed so now the park has become somewhat of a sanctuary for me.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 9:25 PM
Best wishes for all of you. :(

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