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Robert Fonda (rlf) Memorial


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Rob Stahl · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 25

Greetings to the friends and family of Robert Fonda,

We have been working with Hilde and Robert's family to plan a memorial on October 29, 2016 in the afternoon/evening. It will be held in the Joshua Tree area. The site and details will be finalized soon, and we will provide updates via this thread. We are looking forward to having a great time remembering Robert. Truly one of a kind, and we were very fortunate to have spent time with Robert and Hilde over the years. Let's give our Bro a grand send off!!!

We will be gathering up pictures for the memorial. If you have more classic Robert shots, please dig them up!

One of the things we would like to get nailed down soon is the attendee list. If you are planning to attend, please respond to this thread, or PM myself or Ron Gomez. We will keep a running list and work with Robert's family. As things develop we will probably be looking for volunteers, especially in the JT area, to help with logistics.

I will post this on Supertopo as well.

Peace Out!

Rob and Ron

Rob Stahl · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 25

Attendee list so far...Updated 9/24

1. Hilde Fonda
2. Ron Gomez
3. Kelly Gomez
4. Rob Stahl
5. Debbie Walden
6. Ted DeWitt
7. John DeWitt
8. Kat Colella
9. Jacob Colella
10. Locker
11. Justthemaid
12. MisterE
13. Sonya
14. Kate
15. Cragman
16. Scole
17. Dave Evans
18. Todd Gordon
19. Lynne Leichtfuss
20. Tucker Tech
21. Greg O
22. Greg Epperson
23. Mingo Morvin
24. Dan Zacks
25. Cindy Zacks
26. Seth Zaharias
27. Sabra Purdy
28. Steve Swan
29. George Armstrong
30. Janet Armstrong
31. Liz Blanchard
32. Joan DeWitt
33. Mason DeWitt
34. Doug Green
35. Joe De Luca
36. Carey De Luca
37. Angel
38. Bob Sukovich
39. Phil Spinelli
40. Tom Blaylock
41. Daniel Thiele
42. GDavis
43. John Harby
44. Floride
45. Steve ?
46. Tom Romisch
47. Sindy Romisch
48. Tom Ace
49. David Harrison
50. Becky Harrison
51. Mary Ann Kelly
52. Simon Bentley
53. Cal Gerberding
54. Steve Gerberding
55. Jim Bridwell
56. Sharon Nieukirk
57. Natalie DeWitt
58. Brett Pearce
59. H
60. John Durr
61. Scott Levitin
62. Paul VanderValk
63. Gina VanderValk
64. Karl Von Halle
65. Cindy Von Halle

Can't wait to see everyone and share stories of our times with Robert! Not a day goes by that I don't sit down and think about our times together and his generosity. The last time we went out to climb "The Chief", he wasn't feeling great, but he was so positive and such good company the whole way. I still get choked up when I remember sitting at the base after we were done, looking out over the desert as the sun was going down. There was no place in this world I would rather be.

Robert Fonda in JT
Rob Stahl · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 25

----Update----

The location for Robert's memorial has been confirmed as Wally's Horse Ranch (Thanks so much Wally!!) on October 29. We will probably start gathering around 3:00pm, with remembrance and slide show starting around 4:00pm. More details to follow.

Wally's Ranch is just off Quail Springs Rd in Joshua Tree. From the 62 in town, take Park Blvd toward the park and it eventually turns into Quail Springs Rd. Parking will be along Quail Springs, and there will be balloons, signage and Robert's friends guiding people to the location on the Ranch. We plan to have lighting along the path, but please plan on bringing lanterns or headlamps and chairs if you have them.

We are really looking forward to having great time celebrating Robert's life with family and friends. If you have any more pictures to share, please email them to me or post them and I will pull them down.

Peace to everyone.

Rob Stahl · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 25

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Saturday to celebrate the life of Robert Fonda!

Here is some important information about he event:

Location and Time - The memorial and slideshow will take place at Wally's horse ranch adjoining Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree, CA (across from Rincon Rd) @ 4:00pm on 10/29. Parking will be along Quail Springs Road, and there will be signs and people helping with parking and directions to the venue. Take highway 62 from I10 to the town of Joshua Tree. Turn right on Park Blvd, which will turn into Quail Springs Rd.

Food and Drink - There will be light finger foods at the event. Grilling will be allowed, but no charcoal or open flame at the ranch. Gas bbq's only. There will be water and sodas, please bring your own adult beverages and any additional food you might want.

Smoking - If you smoke, please be very careful and put any butts in the receptacles provided. Do not leave them on the ground.

General Logistics - There are horses and private residences on the property. Please follow the signs and instructions. It may be dark after the event. Please bring headlamps, lanterns, flashlights etc. Bring folding chairs as well. If you have agreed to bring E-Z Ups, tables etc., please arrive a little early and we will help get everything set up. There will be receptacles of trash and recycling at the venue.

Attendee list...Updated 10/23

1. Hilde Fonda
2. Ron Gomez
3. Kelly Gomez
4. Rob Stahl
5. Debbie Walden
6. Ted DeWitt
7. John DeWitt
8. Kat Colella
9. Jacob Colella
10. Locker
11. Justthemaid
12. MisterE
13. Sonya
14. Kate
15. Cragman
16. Scole
17. Dave Evans
18. Todd Gordon
19. Lynne Leichtfuss
20. Tucker Tech
21. Greg O
22. Greg Epperson
23. Mingo Morvin
24. Dan Zacks
25. Cindy Zacks
26. Seth Zaharias
27. Sabra Purdy
28. Steve Swan
29. George Armstrong
30. Janet Armstrong
31. Liz Blanchard
32. Joan DeWitt
33. Mason DeWitt
34. Doug Green
35. Joe De Luca
36. Carey De Luca
37. Angel
38. Bob Sukovich
39. Phil Spinelli
40. Tom Blaylock
41. Daniel Thiele
42. GDavis
43. John Harby
44. Floride
45. Steve ?
46. Tom Romisch
47. Sindy Romisch
48. Tom Ace
49. David Harrison
50. Becky Harrison
51. Mary Ann Kelly
52. Simon Bentley
53. Cal Gerberding
54. Steve Gerberding
55. Jim Bridwell
56. Sharon Nieukirk
57. Natalie DeWitt
58. Brett Pearce
59. H
60. John Durr
61. Scott Levitin
62. Paul VanderValk
63. Gina VanderValk
64. Karl Von Halle
65. Cindy Von Halle
66. John Lauretig
67. Nora Lauretig
68. Byron Cook
69. Kenji Hartounian
70. Steve Klein
71. Cyndia Zumpft
72. Rick Schutte

Can't wait to see everyone and share stories of our times with Robert. We are all blessed for the time we had with a truly unique and caring friend, husband, guide and JOSAR volunteer. That dude could really tell it like it is!

Hats off and beers up for Robert!

The man, the legend.
Gale Jaffe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Al Peery and Gale Jaffe will be there

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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