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Robert David Eatman

July 26, 1952 - September 24, 2017

Services Date September 28, 2017

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I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I knew Bob at New Trier, the soccer team and music, and we continued our relationship into adulthood, mainly before he moved to L.A. The last time we met was at Evanston Hospital, ten years ago or so, when both of our fathers were there for treatment. Bob was a kind-hearted, warm and sincere person and a joy to be around. The kind of guy you're always happy to see. A true mensch. Love to all his family. I will miss him. Eric

Posted by Eric Hochberg on October 1, 2017

I first came to know Bob when our sons attended the same school over a decade ago. During the several occasions we met, I always perceived a graceful, dignified, and calm aura around him as we made small talk. Bob had a way of making people feel comfortable: he'd look you in the eye and truly listen. Rest in perfect peace, Bob. Sending hugs and much love to you, Robin. May you and the boys be strengthened by faith and by the love of family, friends, and God.

Posted by Nnogo Obiamiwe on September 28, 2017

Goodbye, my friend. Safe travels. Thank you for all that you've done for me and my family. I will be here for you and your family. Your huge heart and soul live on in Robin, Jonah, Justin and Noah. Amazing people. Beautiful legacy. Bob, your calm strength and courage truly inspires. The world is a better place because you were here. God has a new horn player in His orchestra. I imagine He is very pleased.

Posted by Johnny Vega on September 27, 2017

I will miss Bob so much! He was a kind person, devoted father and husband and extremely talented. He was my agent for 23 years and looked after my career the way a father looks after his child. I'm a chronic "worrier" but no matter how bleak a situation appeared, Bob took care of it. Nothing seemed to phase him! Even in our last phone conversation, he was confident and optimistic while still trying to reassure me that "everything will work out." More than his negotiation skills, his gift of providing peace of mind is what I will miss most. Love to Robin and the boys, Ross, the rest of the Eatman family and the staff at R.E.E.

Posted by Bill Michaels on September 27, 2017

Dearest Eatman Families, Bob, the Late Ruth and Leo: I am Gail and Shelly Robinson's older daughter, Cory. I have known Bob and your extended family since the 70s. I am heartbroken with this news of your loss and am sending my deepest condolences. Bob has been like a member of our family, as that's how we felt about Ruth and Leo. Our families have been friends and business associates for as long as I can remember and there isn't a week that goes by that we don't think of or mention one or all of you. I had the pleasure of speaking to Bob in June and will never forget it. I also remember him so fondly back in the early 80s when our families tried to "fix us up." We had a great time but I remember feeling we were more like cousins than anything more, due to our close relationship with Leo and Ruth! Bob has always held a special place in my heart and I even worked with him post-college when I worked for one of his Chicago radio clients. He was an exceptional human being in every way. The world is dark today, feeling this loss for all of you. I wish you all peace, hope and strength to ensure that his legacy will live on in his beautiful children and throughout his business world as well. With condolences and love to all of you, especially his wife and children and incredible siblings, Cory Robinson Rogin XOXO

Posted by Cory Robinson Rogin on September 26, 2017

Our hearts broke on the sad evening we learned of Bob's passing. Bob was a special person from a special family, and the world is losing a wonderful man. Our hearts are with the whole Eatman family at this sad time. With great fondness, Beth Shadur and Bruce Mainzer

Posted by Beth Shadur and Bruce Mainzer on September 26, 2017

Bob -- You have been such an important part of my life. A small guy with a giant heart. While I can never repay you for all you've done for me professionally, I hope you know how much you mean to me personally. Gone too soon. You will forever be one of my best friends, and one of the greatest men I've ever known. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Woody Fife on September 25, 2017

The Kesdens are beyond heartbroken to hear this news. We raised our kids together with the Eatmans and feel a part of the family. Bob, we love you and will miss you so much. You will forever be a part of our Almar shtetl and will forever retain your lifetime membership of our shared comedy, kinder and car clubs. Robin and the boys- we love you and send you comfort and strength.

Posted by Celia Bernstein and Bradley Kesden on September 25, 2017