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Bruce Robey, In Memoriam

Former president of CHAMPS and founding Board member of the Capitol Hill BID, Bruce Robey, passed away Monday, September 21, from a heart attack. He was 65 years old. Since then, there has been an outpouring of sympathy towards his family and many tributes to Bruce, who touched the lives of so many here on Capitol Hill. Below you will find links to two of these in memoriams.

A memorial tribute and celebration of Bruce Robey’s life will be held Sunday, October 4 at 7pm at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H Street, NE. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

Bruce Robey Tribute – By Parker Jayne
“It’s with heavy heart that the Capitol Hill community mourns the loss of Bruce Robey, who died Sunday night after suffering a heart attack. The loss is felt particularly because of the many aspects of life in our neighborhood in which Bruce was a vital participant and contributor.”
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So Long, Bruce – Patti Shea
“I’m writing this in the same 24-hour, breaking-news window that Bruce Robey would give me when I began writing for the Voice in 2003. “Local news doesn’t wait,” he’d say. Usually, I’d just mutter something, continue plugging away, and send him an item to post on the Voice’s Web site in the timely fashion he required.”
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