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Support for Robert Tong and Family

$19,533 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 158 people in 9 months
Created September 11, 2018
Friends and Colleagues of Bob Tong
on behalf of Mischell Tong
Robert Tong, an award-winning Marin Independent Journal photographer for 35 years and a well-known Marin County Boy Scout leader, suffered serious medical setbacks in early September 2018. Robert is a fighter and slowly improving. But he faces a potentially long recovery. His friends and colleagues are raising funds to offset the medical expenses for his family. 32896146_1536773862927080_r.jpeg
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Jeff and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us in this difficult time of Bob’s passing. Your gifts of time, care and financial support have touched us deeply and will not be forgotten. The Celebration of his life was not only a tribute to him but, of you. It wouldn’t have happened without your help, more importantly, it wouldn’t have meant anything without you. The greatest gift is to love and be loved in return. And he was, very much, loved by you. So, if:

Life is like a camera
Focus on what’s important
Capture the good times
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t work out
Take another shot.

Or, as Bob would say, “Shoot the whole roll!”

Much Love – Mickey & Jeff
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Thank you to all those who have expressed kind words of support to Mischell, Jeff and the IJ family as we mourn loss of Bob. He was taken too soon, on Oct. 12, 2018. A Celebration of Life is planned. Details are below:

Celebration of Life for Bob Tong

Saturday, Nov. 3, 12-3 p.m. at Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

The Tong Family invites you to celebrate Bob’s life on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Stafford Lake Park. Food will be served at 12 p.m. A reflection on Bob’s life will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. The entire celebration will conclude at 3 p.m. If you’d like to bring food to share, feel free to do so. You’re encouraged to bring a chair as seating may be limited. There is a $5 vehicle admission fee.

Bob was a giving and generous man. He touched many people throughout his long and dedicated career at the Marin IJ, friendship with Marin Police and Fire, volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America, and other organizations. We will remember his kind and humble spirit.

Thank you for your support.
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Thank you to everyone who has generously offered support for Bob, Mischell and Jeff. They are moved by all of your prayers and kind thoughts. Bob remains at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda. He is fighting, but still faces many challenges. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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Raised by 158 people in 9 months
Created September 11, 2018
Friends and Colleagues of Bob Tong
on behalf of Mischell Tong
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