Life's so short

We lost a friend over the weekend. Someone else lost a son. Someone else lost a brother. Someone lost a husband. Someone else lost a father. One person was so many things to so many other people, and his life ended so abruptly. Why? Because of a careless drunk driver. The drunk driver is perfectly fine. He walked away from the crash without a scratch. But he killed 3 people. Yes, 3. Two were husband and wife - they were killed instantly. The 3rd was our friend. He was flown to shock trauma, where his family later decided to take him off life support. The Drs said there was nothing they could do, that Rob would be in a coma from there on out.

RIP Rob. Though we were just beginning our friendship, I feel as though I had known you for quite some time. The wall that you fixed in our house still isn't painted...and it's going to be very hard to paint it now. We appreciate so much how you took the time to help us with that. Tyler saw nothing but greatness in you. He wanted to go save you from the car when he found out you were in the accident. He even made a wish that you would come back. The innocense of little kids is so special. But you knew that.
You had 2 daughters. Brooke and Tricia. How i feel their pain. I know you meant the world to them; as they meant the world to you.
And Steph. Your wife. The love she has for you poured out even more since your death. To see her pain is to feel her pain. I don't blame her.
There were so many people at your viewing yesterday. With each person that walked in, more tears flowed from Steph's eyes. She was so touched by how many people showed love for you, and for her and your girls.

You will be missed, Rob. Please look down on your loved ones, as I know you will always remain in the hearts of many!
This is Rob's obituary from
Robert William Arbogast

ARBOGAST , Robert William Suddenly, on November 14, 2009, Robert William Arbogast, beloved husband of Stephanie A. (nee Frederick); devoted father of Brooke and Tricia; devoted son of Maria Diegel and Robert Arbogast; buddy of George Laubach; brother of Shane Diegel; son-in-law of Don and Roz Frederick; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will greatly miss him. Visiting at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road (Overlea) on Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Zion Church Cemetery.

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