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Story as told by Rob's sister, Shirley

My brother Rob passed away suddenly of a heart attack. While going through the end-of-life process, we found out my brother was an organ donor. Whitney from ConnectLife helped us through all the steps. And we were able to be by Rob's side until the very end.

Rob’s life may have been taken too soon, but he saved two others in New York with the donation of his kidneys. Rob served four years in the US Navy and was a Veteran of the Desert Storm War. After returning home, he began employment at Gaymar Industries where he met his life mate Linda of 27 years.

Rob had a passion for rescuing feral and stray cats. It started with always having cats and dogs in our home growing up. He also volunteered at Ten Lives Club for many years. Rob and Linda gave a loving home to the seven cats Rob rescued.

Robert Spring and cat

Rob may have left this world young, but he lived a full life. He had energy and zest that people craved. Rob was a talented artist at a young age. He could do any repair or remodel job in his home. He spent years fishing, playing baseball, golf and most recently cornhole. Rob loved working in the yard, building gardens and his prize frog pond. Let’s not forget his love for our home teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.

Finding out Rob was an organ donor made me so proud. I am also an organ donor. Now that I have seen the actual process through my hero, my brother, I can suggest to everyone to consider it. I will love and miss Rob forever, but there is peace knowing his organs saved others.

Robert J Spring

Robert Spring and family

Until we meet again.

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