Condolences for Bob Allen

Marilyn Burstein posted on 7/2/20

Bob shared his years of photo and video experience with our students at The Art Institute. He was a kind and gentle man and a professional at all times and with all students, staff and faculty. Anytime he was asked to use his skills at our events, he happily said yes and would always get his students involved. He will be missed by many.

 

Chris Farrell posted on 7/2/20

I am deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with him for several years at The Art Institute. He went above and beyond on a daily basis. His sincerity was so genuine... He was such a nice fiend and coworker to have. My deepest condolences to his family.

 

Tiernie Farwell posted on 7/1/20

Bob was such a sweet-natured, optimistic, gentle soul. His ability to connect with people was a gift and he shared it freely. He was always willing to go the extra mile for the Art Institute of Virginia Beach students, and could be counted on to lend a hand whenever needed by the staff and faculty as well. I will miss our frequent chats in the gallery, his warm hellos as he passed by, and his little giggle when something struck him as funny.

 

Jessica Middleton posted on 7/1/20

Bob was one of my favorite photography teachers. Always in such great spirits and he knew how to make us laugh. I'll always be grateful for the lessons he taught. He will he missed and never forgotten!

 

 

Monique Artis posted on 7/1/20

Bob Allen was one of the greatest people I have had the privilege to know. He was genuinely a great soul. When I was having a bad day he would always talk with me and help me sort things out. This was outside of teaching me to be a better photographer and person. As I mourn with my former professors, fellow classmates and now colleagues, I will always remember Bob for his kindness and acceptance. I will cherish our conversations about life and how to see the beauty in it. My heart hurts and I am deeply saddened by his passing. I know I shall see him again someday because to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest In Paradise Bob. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me over the last few years. Thank you for your belief in the person I was and the person I could be.

 

 

Maria Arreola-Sexton posted on 7/1/20

This hurts my heart and I was really shocked when I heard the news of his passing Bob was my professor at the art institute im going miss all his stories! He was such a nice person. He was always smiling and was always so excited to help his students and other people. He was always willing to lend an ear wen students needed some one to talk to. He was also very passionate about photography. May He Rest In Peace.

 

Kaitlyn Rice posted on 7/1/20

No matter where he went Bob definitely knew how to light up a room. Bob was one of the best professors at AI. He was very talented and knowledgeable and meant a great deal to all of us students. He will be missed, rest easy.

 

 

Linda Cherry posted on 7/1/20

My condolences, thoughts and prayers for the family of Bob Allen. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless You ALL!

 

 

Lettie D White posted on 7/1/20

I remember having you teach me about cameras despite not being a photography student. You didn't look at my badge or anything. You just saw a person who wanted to learn photography as much as she wanted to learn animation. I am going to miss you.

 

Julie Williams posted on 7/1/20

I am so so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Although we both taught at Ai for the past 10 years it wasn't until the past few years that I got to know him better. Bob was one of the most genuine, caring and thoughtful people I've had the pleasure to meet. I will miss his gentle, smiling (yet mischievous-looking) manner brightening up the hallways of Ai and will also miss our discussions regarding teaching strategies and exchange of ideas that were often started in the break room...continued into the hallway and into the doorway of our classrooms. As he said, "to be continued" until the next time. Bob will be missed but not forgotten. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

 

Julie Williams posted on 7/1/20

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Although we both taught at Ai for the past 10 years it wasn’t until the past few years that I got to know him better. Bob seemed to be one of the most genuine, caring and thoughtful people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I will miss his gentle, smiling (yet mischievous –looking) manner brightening up the hallways of Ai and will also miss our discussions regarding teaching strategies and exchange of ideas that often started in the break room…continued into the hallway and into the doorway of our classrooms. As he said, “to be continued “until the next time. Bob will be missed but not forgotten. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

 

James Allen posted on 7/1/20

Annette and Josh, I'm sorry for your loss. Everything you expressed in the intro is so true of Bob. I'm a better person for having known and worked alongside of him at The Pilot and on several freelance jobs. Sharing his last name turned some heads on a number of occasions. He photographed my Allen family 25+ years ago and I had the privilege of assisting him on several freelance shoots we did together for the officers and non-commissioned officers of the Virginia National Guard. Annette, I'm grateful too to have also spent concentrated time with you and Josh in your home. Those remain fond memories for me as well. I'm comforted with the certainty that Bob and I will share sweet fellowship once again when I have the privilege of joining him in heaven. Please know my heart aches for you both as you grieve this abrupt separation from a Godly husband, father and friend. Please feel free to reach out at any time if you need anything. (email: [email protected] cell: 757-472-2721)

 

Rusty Waddell posted on 7/1/20

Bob was such an awesome guy. One of the most encouraging instructors I ever had. He made an effort to keep up with me after I left AI, and we stayed in touch. I'll never forget the late nights in his classes, the jokes, or the willingness to help out in any way he could. We'll miss you, Bob. Rest easy.

 

Rosemary curtis posted on 7/1/20

What a sweet and talented man. Sad to hear he's gone. But he will not be forgotten.

 

Mary Phelan McChesney posted on 7/1/20

Annette and family, Sending love and peace to you all! Bob was such a sweet soul and a joy to work with. I can’t imagine how much you all are missing him already! Thank you for sharing him with all of us for so many years. It was a pleasure to be around his kindness and to enjoy his funny and genuine sense of humor. Much love!

 

Matthew Payton-Downey posted on 7/1/20

I had the pleasure of working with Bob at AI Va Beach. My first quarter teaching, I met Bob on a particularly bad day. He met me with nothing but grace, and I always enjoyed sparring with him over films that we almost always seemed to disagree on. As a new educator, his advice and friendship were essential in my growth, and I will be forever grateful to him. I am deeply grieved to learn of his passing, but find such joy in knowing that he is with his God and King. I hope that I can one day be to a new educator what he was to me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart

 

 

Kiiya Carter posted on 7/1/20

He didn't mind being a student as well as a Teacher. He lived and loved to teach and learn. A sweet, helpful, and spirited Man. Rest easy Mr. (Uncle) Bob♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

 

Kim Nelson posted on 6/30/20

Bob, you are going to be so missed! We were so lucky to have had you in our lives. I will always remember you taking the photos at my wedding, our adventures during day of caring running all over Hampton Roads, and how you always reached out to help all of us. The world has lost a great man, and heaven has gained a wonderful angel. Sending Annette and your family big hugs and love.

 

Mark Knopp posted on 6/30/20

Bob had a passion for photography, video and teaching that could not be denied. I am honored to have worked with him at AI but more so to have shared some time with him. His grace, joy, and passion will be missed. My deepest, most sincere condolences to his family

 

Ha'anileah Love posted on 6/30/20

I'm truly saddened to hear about Bob's passing. Although I wasn't one of his students, he did lend me great advice about photography. He really had a passion for capturing the moment and educating his students. I'll miss his enthusiasm and conversations at school. My deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.

 

Frank Burkett posted on 6/30/20

Bob was such a great and amazing guy. I had him as a teacher and he was great one at teaching photography. He will truly be missed.

 

Michael Wessel posted on 6/30/20

I worked with Bob for two years at the Art Institute. He was a wonderful mentor to the students their and was dedicated instructor. He was easy to talk with and work with. He will be missed.

 

Quinton Smith posted on 6/30/20

I was saddened to hear the news about Mr. Allen. I worked with him at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach. He was always so kind and willing to help me with whatever event I was involved in. He was a great photographer and more importantly a great guy. Rest in Heaven.

 

Denise Rose posted on 6/30/20

Bob was such a nice man. It was always fun to work with him through the Pilot. I recently found a photograph I took of him taking a photo of one of our agents. It made me smile.

 

Roni Watkins posted on 6/30/20

Bob was a gentle and talented person who personified grace and humor. I love his zest for life and joy that he expressed. I always saw him with a smile on his face. He will be missed by many people from all over the area. Everyone that knew him liked him. What an amazing example of an angel among us. I'll miss you Bob.

 

Margaret Sawyer posted on 6/30/20

Bob was kind, gentle, talented and funny! He will be missed

 

Teresa Fary posted on 6/30/20

What sad news! Bob was such a kind and gentle soul, he will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers to his family who he often spoke so highly of. Those of us who knew him and worked with him will miss him beyond words!

 

Eric Watson, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach posted on 6/30/20

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach family are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was truly loved and admired on campus and just such a great guy--always smiling. He will be sorely missed and his legacy cherished. Our thoughts and prayers to Annette and family. We Love you Bob!

 

Roger M. Richards posted on 6/30/20

I knew Bob from our days on staff at the Virginian-Pilot. He was a really nice man, kind and gentle. I’m deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Rest In Peace, Bob.

 

 

Toby (Arrington) Word posted on 6/30/20

Annette and family, my sincere condolences! Bob was an absolute gem of a human being, full of joy and grace and faith and love. Chats with him always left me smiling and often left me thinking, and wanting to spend more time in God’s word. What a beautiful life he lived. You will be in my prayers. Bob is probably sharing his love and wit in glory!!!

 

Nicole Newsome posted on 6/30/20

Bob was such a joy to work with at The Virginian Pilot. He was kind, funny and always encouraging. A true artist and gentleman. My sincerest condolences.

 

Diana Richardson posted on 6/30/20

My thoughts and prayers to your family Bob. You will be missed. I'll always remember you in the halls of The Pilot, camera in hand, and always having ideas to make something we were working on better!

 

Teresa Bryant posted on 6/30/20

Bob, I enjoyed knowing and working with you. I always saw you with a camera in your hand. You will be missed!

 

Erin S Reed posted on 6/30/20

Bob was patient, kind and talented. The world will miss you, Bob. RIP

 

Tom Townsend posted on 6/30/20

Annette, Josh, and family it is sad to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bob’s wonderful sense of humor, his smile, his laugh, and his kind nature will be missed by all who had the great pleasure of knowing him. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing him. May his memory be eternal.

 

Elizabeth Query posted on 6/30/20

Bob was one of a kind. I am sorry to hear he is gone. RIP Bob you inspired many in your time here.

 

Lynn Easton posted on 6/30/20

One of the first people to befriend me at my "new" job at VPLS over 30 years ago... quirky, funny, passionate, true friend, dedicated, humble, sorely missed. Cameron, Scott and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Annette, Joshua and Bob's family and friends.

 

Rolston Audain posted on 6/30/20

Annette and Family, We at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty are so sincerely sorry for your loss. Bob was my partner in real estate photography and we pioneered so many great achievements together. He will be sorely missed. Please accept our condolences and well wishes during this time. My thoughts are with you.

 

Mike Doyle posted on 6/30/20

Bob was a wonderful human, and I truly enjoyed the many years I was fortunate enough to to know, and work with him. He will be missed. He will go down in Pilot history as one of the most imitated (literally) yet never duplicated Pilot employees. Godspeed Bob.

 

Lindsay Derby posted on 6/30/20

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Bob’s passing. His creativity and passion was inspiring, topped only by his positive attitude and sense of humor. He was such a genuine and kind person and I am better for having known him. I wish healing and peace for his family and I am sorry for your incredible loss.

 

Lindsay Derby posted on 6/30/20

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Bob passing. His creativity and passion was inspiring, topped only by his positive attitude and sense of humor. He was such a genuine and kind person and I am better for having known him.

 

Pam Catindig posted on 6/30/20

Annette and Josh, my heart is breaking for you and your family. I've only just heard of Bob's passing and I've yet to come to grips with that realty- yet, immediately, I'm overcome with gratitude for the reality I DO understand-that Bob is doing wonderfully. He's in a joyous place and awaiting us there. I hope you, too, are comforted by that. Hugs to you both. Much love.

 

Shea Alvis posted on 6/30/20

Bob was a very talented photographer. His kind, gentle nature made him a wonderful person and good friend. Delisa and I are so very sorry to hear this news and have Annette and Josh in our prayers.

 

Susan Mulligan posted on 6/30/20

Annette and family I am shocked and so saddened by this news. Bob was such a gentle soul and wonderful human being! This is such a great loss at such an early age. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, work ethic and that “Tigger voice”! I always smiled (when he would stop by my office), when I heard his voice! I am a better person for having him in my life. I will miss him.