Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Robert Emmett Bowen III, June 18, 1965-August 30, 2010

I cannot imagine anything sadder or harder to grasp. Bob Bowen, my soulmate, friend, and coparent was severely injured in a brutal hit-and-run incident while riding his bicycle in Manhattan on Thursday, August 26. Despite exceptional care at New York Presbyterian's Trauma Center, we lost him Monday night, August 30, just before midnight.

He was loved by so many, and Bobby, Stella, and I are receiving so much love right now. This is only one example. And here is another.

There are no words. Just none.

17 comments:

Cate said...

I am so sorry.

Alison said...

Amy--

I am so sorry, so sad for your loss, and for Bobby and Stella. Love to you.

Alison P.

Nancy Pinard said...

Amy,
I learned this indirectly today through Antioch Writers' Workshop and can't say how dreadfully sorry I am for your loss. It seems so unfair, and I'm screaming at the universe and at God.

You are one courageous lady and I know you will turn this around in time, but for now, please know that I am praying for you.

jeneva said...

Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish for you strength and courage and perseverance.

PCarino said...

Amy, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You're right--there are no words. I trust that you are surrounded by people who love you and will take care of you through this, but if you need anything at all, please let me know.

Harry Miller said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May your family find strength in this time of sorrow. Bob and I did a number of gigs together, and I had no idea this story in the news was about him. This is so shocking and sad. Thank you for your music and friendship Bob.

Steve Ulfelder said...

So sorry to hear it. You and your children are in my prayers.

Lucinda said...

On the day he passed, I heard "What's Going on" by Marvin Gaye (which to me summed up Bob). The next song was "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.

demery bader-saye said...

I read of your loss on Jessica's blog. I'm so sorry. Sending thoughts of comfort and peace to you and your kids.

Julie Musil said...

You don't know me, but I blog with Jessica. I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. You and your children will continue to be in my prayers.

David said...

Bob was the best teacher I've ever had and I will miss him dearly. He got me my first job and made me a true musician. He was absolutely amazing. My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to you.

Sara B said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Cloverland Farm said...

amy, it's been a long time...just checking in w/ your blog tonight after ages and am so sorry to see this news. i will let bearden know. thinking of you...
best,
laura

Baby bump bound said...

Amy I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words. Utter shock. I envelop you and your children and all those that knew and loved Bob, in my heart and prayers. Me he forever be in peace.

Maya said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Single Mom Seeking said...

I'm very late here -- yet I'm sending you much love. You're an amazing woman and mother.

Karl Urbach-Mallin said...

May he live on in your memories and your sorrows turn to a smile when you think of him. I'm sure healing was helped with time among family and telling stories of him pouring through photographs of his eternal smile, grin, smirk, or even goofy look into the future. Be well woman.