Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bob Arihood obit in the Daily News; plus a gathering tonight at Lucy's

Bob Arihood's obituary appears today in the Daily News, though it's not online.

The feature includes a quote from Bob's brother Leslie, his only surviving relative, and offers other biographical information, such as that he graduated from Purdue University in 1968. Bob lived in Chicago briefly before settling in the East Village in 1970. Said his longtime friend Jefferson Siegel: "He was the conscience of the East Village."

According to an autopsy cited by the Daily News, Bob died of cardiovascular disease.

In addition to the candlelight vigil tonight at 8 outside Ray's... we received the following information:

There will be a gathering of Bob's friends tonight at 7 at Lucy's at 135 Avenue A near Ninth Street.

A memorial is being planned, possibly for this weekend.


Anonymous said...

This still hasn't sunk in. I can't believe Bob is gone. I was also surprised to learn his age. I didn't peg him for more than 50 years old. Maybe that's also because he was so young at heart. He will be missed.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

A full night of events for Bob - the march from Lucy's (7pm) to Ray's (8pm) will be neat to see.

Dear NYPD/9th Precinct: we are not protesting anything, please DO NOT arrest us, even if you see John Penley.


VH McKenzie said...

I can't keep reading these posts -- they make me too sad.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know what will happen to his archives, perhaps some of the film he shot in the 70s that i recently read about?