Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, a 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992 when he had a year sober. He's in his 27th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he sometimes disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

R.I.P. Robert H.

Last night we’re reminded again of the impermanence of life. After another of our TLC brothers passes after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Robert H. had spent some five years at TLC, part of it in the Hard Six program. While with us he learned air conditioning and did a lot of volunteer work to help keep the program functioning.

Though I'm not sure of the exact number, I believe he had something around 17 years sober at the time of his death.

Robert was a big friendly outgoing guy who could find humor in most any situation.

He worked and lived in the Casa Grande area where he and his wife Judy shared a home.

At this writing we have no information about a funeral but we'll post information as we get it.

All of us here at TLC send condolences to his wife and family. We're grateful for his contributions to the program and to others who were strugglng with their recovery.

God speed, Robert.

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