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Topic: Our friend Robert McDaniel (Robert M)has passed away
Message: Posted by: Steve Hook (Oct 3, 2018 10:31PM)
Robert ("Bob") McDaniel, from the Austin, TX area, passed on early today following a brief illness.

Robert had contributed over 2,500 posts to this forum over the sixteen years he was a member.

You may remember that he'd written two comb-bound books of mostly card magic:

THE ROYAL TREATMENT [published by Chuck Martinez in 1981]
and CARD VENTURES [published by Mickey Hades International in 1984]

Robert was an intelligent, successful, kind, and generous person. He never performed magic professionally but his family, friends, and former employees, when seeing him perform, all experienced his many hours of planning and practice. Robert was more than a bit of a perfectionist.

His other significant interest in life was music, being an expert at keyboards and guitar. One of his teenage bands in Louisville, KY made the local record charts a couple of times back in the sixties. One of his bands even had the honor of opening for The Beach Boys one summer. He still had a hand in writing and recording music and had, over the last ten years or so, mastered several of the current, high-end computer-based recording and producing programs.

Robert was one of the best of the best and he'll be missed. :tallyred:
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Oct 4, 2018 04:46AM)
May he rest in peace 🙏
Message: Posted by: magicman29 (Oct 4, 2018 04:14PM)
Rest in peace Robert.

Message: Posted by: Scott Imler (Oct 4, 2018 04:26PM)
A sad loss RIP
Message: Posted by: Aaron Smith Magic (Oct 4, 2018 05:24PM)
He was a really good guy, and will certainly be missed. One of the good ones around here. RIP Robert.
Message: Posted by: John C (Oct 4, 2018 07:18PM)
Sorry to hear when anyone passes away. RIP
Message: Posted by: taller8 (Oct 4, 2018 08:09PM)
He was a great magical friend.
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Oct 4, 2018 08:45PM)
Robert was a great guy and really loved his magic. Way too early.
Message: Posted by: MazingMandy (Oct 5, 2018 10:36AM)
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Oct 5, 2018 11:29AM)

Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Oct 5, 2018 12:05PM)
I'm so sorry to hear this. Robert and I interacted on a couple of occasions (buying/selling magic here at the Café) and his courtesy and demeanor during our PMs always showed to me that he was a quality guy. Rest in peace, Robert!
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Oct 5, 2018 08:39PM)
Rest in Peace Robert. You will be greatly missed.
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Oct 5, 2018 08:57PM)
Prayers for Bobs family and friends.

I never knew him. But just knowing he was a member here, he’s a friend.

God Bless you my friend. Thank you for being a friend to magic.
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Oct 5, 2018 09:42PM)
I googled his obituary. He was a great contributor to the site in general. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Oct 5, 2018 10:09PM)
Very sad news indeed.:( Rob was a wonderful Café member, and an all-around good guy. My best to his family, and I’ll miss him around this place.

Message: Posted by: videoman (Oct 6, 2018 02:10AM)
Seems like I was just having an exchange with him discussing a Magic Wagon prop.
I’m really shocked.
RIP Bob, and my sincere condolences to his family.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Oct 6, 2018 03:16AM)
A true gentleman. Sincere condolences to his family.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Oct 6, 2018 04:58AM)
What terrible news. Such a nice guy. Always had lots of chats via PM. You will be sadly missed Robert. RIP my good friend.
Message: Posted by: John C (Oct 6, 2018 08:12AM)
[quote]On Oct 4, 2018, John C wrote:
Sorry to hear when anyone passes away. RIP [/quote]

Wow now that I see his obit I realize I did know him. Nice guy. Helpful. Caring.
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Oct 6, 2018 05:41PM)
[quote]On Oct 5, 2018, Poof-Daddy wrote:
I googled his obituary. He was a great contributor to the site in general. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.

http://wcfish.tributes.com/obituary/show/Robert-Bob-McDaniel-106475068 [/quote]

I do know Bob. From here. We bought and sold to each other. He was always great to chat with.
Man, reading that made me tear up. No, it made me cry.

I’m thankful that he was a member here. And we all know him as a great guy.

God Bless his wife and friends and family.
RIP my friend.

And thank you for being a friend.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Oct 8, 2018 02:52PM)
[quote]On Oct 4, 2018, taller8 wrote:
He was a great magical friend. [/quote]
My condolences, I knew he was a friend of yours.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 9, 2018 01:11AM)
May his memory be eternal+++
Message: Posted by: towledge (Jan 15, 2019 11:57AM)
Wow, I am obviously a latecomer to this as I don't frequent this area of the Café. I am truly shocked to hear of Robert McDaniel's passing. He and I corresponded regularly on and off the Café and weeks could go by before I returned many of his pm's or emails (he usually having much more to show and tell than I.) And if I forgot once in a while to correspond back, he would anyway. Our pm chains were so lengthy the Café auto deleted these chains probably 3-4 times over the years and we'd start a new one. So I immediately wondered why having pm'd him twice last couple weeks I had not heard back.

Robert was a faithful online friend. Though we never met we knew of each other's personal as well as magical life...his wife having to move into an asisted living facility, etc. RIP my friend. You have been one of the great inspirations in my magic life.
Message: Posted by: The great Gumbini (Jan 23, 2019 10:39PM)
He added a lot to the Café and it will be different without him.
Good magic to all,
Message: Posted by: Steve Hook (Oct 3, 2021 12:20AM)
Dang, today is three years since we lost our excellent friend Robert "Bob" McDaniel aka Robert M. :tallyred:
Message: Posted by: towledge (Oct 3, 2021 08:00AM)
I regularly conversed with Robert and miss him very much. I still have many performance videos he shared with me.