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R.I.P.: Robert Pence

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I just happened across this online.  What a great guy.  From March of this year-

 

ACRES Receives Surprise $1 Million Gift

By Sean Bueter

4:45 pm

Thu March 12, 2015

 

ACRES Land Trust announced this week it received a surprise gift of one million dollars from the estate of a Fort Wayne man.

 

The trust was founded in 1960 with a mission to acquire land to create nature preserves.

 

The bequest comes from the estate of Robert E. Pence, a former tool maker, computer technician, and lifelong nature enthusiast. Pence died in 2012.

 

http://wboi.org/post/acres-receives-surprise-1-million-gift

 

 

Wow, that was a belated surprise! Rob came to several events hosted by All Aboard Ohio, so he was very involved in all sorts of nonprofit organizations.

 

I miss his dry, dark sense of humor.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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