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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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Old 04-29-2016, 09:26 PM   #10
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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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Old 04-29-2016, 09:29 PM   #11
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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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Old 04-29-2016, 09:34 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:27 PM   #15
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Thank You

The forum will not be the same. We never met, but feel like we shared the same passions. Always respected your opinions and posts. RIP brother..Stream ON!
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:28 PM   #16
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I had the pleasure of meeting him at the last RVMAC in Durango, CO. Unfortunately, he will not be at the next RMVAC.

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:49 PM   #17
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We stayed with Rob courtesy parking last July. He lived in a beautiful place, and he shared it with anyone who came to see it. Even though we were only with him a couple of days, it was filled with conversation about and drives through his special place. Not only that, his interest in architecture, interior design, and aviation filled our time there He was a valued member of the 4CU and I know all who knew him, even casually, will miss him.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:56 PM   #18
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So sorry to hear this, but thanks for letting us know.

His posts were always credible and carefully read.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:09 PM   #19
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We always appreciated Rob's thoughtful responses to other AirForums members' posts. His comments and input will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his close friends...
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:37 PM   #20
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I never met him in person, but as all others have said, I feel we've all lost a friend. As for having no family - we'll maybe the DNA is different but the spirit was not.


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