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Old 04-29-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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Sadly the passing of 'IDROBA'

It's with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a great man and friend, Rob Allen, known on the AirForum as 'IDROBA'. With Rob's thousands of contributions and years of service to so many on the forum, I am just one of a few that has grown from his assistance, his passion and love in helping others with his insight and intelligence. Never arrogant, never argumentative, always caring and a lending hand.

Fortunately, there was no pain in his passing and he left us next to his Airstream on the river he called home in Idaho, the Selway.

Rob was a retired professor of Architectural Power Systems. He shared his knowledge to thousands of people. But his love of power was mostly expressed with his use and design of solar. He gave his time freely to AirForum members, individual home owners, businesses and government agencies.

Most importantly, I can't say in my 62 years have I ever met a kinder and more giving person. I as many of you will too, miss him so dearly.

Rob had no living family and his services will be with a few friends spreading his ashes onto the great Selway River, where he felt complete.

Good bye my friend, from all of us.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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He will be missed!!! RIP
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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Farewell and God speed. The Forums is a lesser place without you.

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Old 04-29-2016, 09:04 PM   #4
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Deepest sympathies, sounds like he was the finest of gentlemen.

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Old 04-29-2016, 09:10 PM   #5
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God be with his family. Sad time for the AS family.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
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To be in his place of happiness, his Airstream and the River is a comfort to those that knew him.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:18 PM   #7
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This is sad news - many times up and down Hwy 12 along the Lochsa thought about turning off and exploring the Selway. Beautiful country and a beautiful place to "go West." Godspeed, Rob Allen.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:20 PM   #8
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i'll miss his posts. they will continue to benefit many people.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:24 PM   #9
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We never met in person but had many lively 'discussions' behind the scenes. I felt like a kindred spirit. Rob, thanks for your always 'on point' and well thought contributions to these Forums. You will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace!!
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Wow, this is sad news. Idroba was one of the user names I looked forward to reading, whatever the topic. His absence from airforums will leave a hole.
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I'm sorry to hear about his passing. My first post, he was the first to reply with a great response and info. It's the reason I am always keep coming back to the forum.

His legacy of information will continue to help all.
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What sad news. His answers and opinions always helped those who asked. I enjoyed reading his comments. God speed.

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Old 04-29-2016, 09:48 PM   #13
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That's sad news. I too enjoyed his posts.

I'm sure his friends will miss him, as will his virtual friends here.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:18 PM   #14
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I always looked forward to Rob's posts because they were always right on target.
God speed.
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