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Ron Chapman

. . .i am so very sad to let Bob's many loving fans and friends know that we lost him this morning at approx. 0415 PST, Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Anton Calleia

It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Bob Kholos when he was press secretary to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Bob was always cheerful and hard-working. He never told me then about his Army service in the Vietnam War. Now I know that it was his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam which caused the lymphoma that killed him. I consider him a hero. He gave his his life in the service of our Country.

Pamela Yeaton

Bob's daughter, Molly, his step-daughters, Erica and Janne, and I are grateful for any well wishes and remembrances you have of Bob. His 4+ year’s battle with lymphoma was very hard, but he died peacefully in my arms. We will miss him.

John Rabe

To Bob's family,

My deepest condolences, and a salute to Bob from Los Angeles.

In 2006, Bob was one of the first important guests on my then-new show, Off-Ramp, on 89.3-KPCC. He told our listeners, in his wonderful, engaged, enthusiastic style, what it was like in Los Angeles in the late 60s and early 70s, when the city was at once more troubled and more optimistic than it is now. Bob was a vital witness to history, and I believe he contributed materially to my show's success through his unselfish contributions. I will always be grateful.

If you'd like to listen to his voice again, talking about the Bradley campaigns the SLA shootout, and the racial and political landscape of the time, go to http://www.scpr.org/blogs/johnrabe/2010/10/19/jrblog-kholosobit/, where I've posted photos and audio.

Warren A. Hollier, Jr.

I know this comes months late but I just found out that Bob had passed. He wrote a wonderful article about my father, Warren A. Hollier, Sr. for Black History month that I just happened to come across. My father was Mayor Tom Bradley's best friend and also President of the Board of Public Works for Los Angeles. I just wanted to say "Thank You Bob for being who you were".

Warren A. Hollier, Jr.

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His 4+ year’s battle with lymphoma was very hard, but he died peacefully in my arms. We will miss him.

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