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The Family of Bob Lee

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Hello, My name is Timothy Oliver Lee. I'm raising funds in memory of my brother, Bob Lee, in order to support the financial needs of his extended family for legal fees and expenses, while Bob’s assets are being held in probate and as evidence.
He was killed on April 4th and is survived by his two kids, former wife, our father, and me. Bob was a loving Son, Brother, and Father.
He positively affected millions of people throughout his life. His overarching drive in life was to make technology accessible and affordable to the little guy. Bob's dream was to make technology free and available to everyone.
From a modest upbringing in the Midwest, he started out programming and making web pages for the small business that bordered our parent's own small business. Many people may not know, but in the early days of tech, one of the first computer viruses, Code Red, shut down the world. While Bob was still just in college Bob created the solution to cure the Code Red Virus, and gave it to the world for free! The spirit of that action became Bob’s North Star and guided his future career. That's who Bob was.
He spent the rest of his career on that same path. Through his help in creating Android, he made a cheaper and the most widely used cell phone OS on the globe, bringing affordable information and technology to the world. With Square, later Block, he was able to solve a major problem for small businesses and for the first time ever, the babysitter, the handyman, small mom-and-pop shop, or food truck can now take credit card payments. Continuously trying to life others up and support the small guy. Bob was the father of two beautiful children so Bob started a networking app solely to support females called Present. What attracted Bob to MobileCoin was their idea to connect businesses and payments worldwide.
Bob loved being in San Francisco, and San Francisco loved Bob. Walking down the street would sometimes be difficult because every young person with a dream would search him out. News would spread that Bob was in a restaurant and when we would come out there would be 3-4 young entrepreneurs standing there with binders wanting to show Bob their new App or Project and ask for advice and direction. Bob would talk with ALL of them. That’s just who he was.
After our Mom's passing 3 years ago, our Dad moved in with Bob to share in his life and support. Bob's new job took him to Miami, and he took our Dad with him. His love for his family and San Francisco kept him coming back. Personally, Bob felt it was important not to judge based on someone's beliefs. This caused so many people to
love him. From a Burning Man Camp to San Francisco, to Miami, and across the world.
Bob’s personality afforded him, friends, from every walk of life. His love of music and art created an amazing group of truly individual and loving people. This community has been extremely supportive in his passing.
Every day around the world, people interact with the technology that Bob helped create. Bob will live on through these interactions and his dreams of improving all of our lives.
As a family, we're very thankful to the hard-working Detectives at the SFPD for bringing his killer to Justice.
Our next steps will be to work with the District Attorney's office to ensure this person is not allowed to hurt anyone else or walk free.
Unfortunately, due to Bob’s sudden passing, His assets will flow through the Probate system in Florida, as well as in evidence. We’re working through that process, but it takes time.
All funds raised will supplement memorial costs already donated by some generous friends, legal expenses to aid in holding his killer accountable, living expenses for his direct family as Bob's estate travels through probate, and moving expenses for our father who was living with Bob. Any additional funds will be moved into a scholarship fund for Bob's children and his nieces.
Thank you for remembering Bob for all the great he did in the world and for all the lives he touched.






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