February 1, 2017 marked the date that a big spotlight went out we lost our beloved Bob Turk. Even though he was bigger than life, he was a quiet man and heard that he laid down for a nap and quietly and peacefully went to sleep. At Bob’s request, he did not want a funeral and it is unknown at the present time whether there will be a memorial service.
Over 2 year’s ago, Bob wrote a love letter to his ‘kids’ on Facebook. Most of you have already seen it, but just in case you missed it, here it is again. It tells how much he loved us and how we impacted his life. He impacted ours as well and we will all remember what he did for us. It has been left it exactly as he wrote it as it was written as if he was having a conversation with each one of us. Click here to read his letter. Bob Turk love letter
Here’s a speech by Bob at the 2010 Ice Capades reunion, in which he pays tribute to fellow icon, Rita Palmer, mother of FB friend Dianne Palmer Walker. Click here to view it.
Here’s a tribute Video to Bob, showing him accepting his election into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, class of 2010! Click here to view it.