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General Discussion => General => Topic started by: MATT MATTISON on June 10, 2019, 09:13:11 AM

Title: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 10, 2019, 09:13:11 AM
The diving community lost one of their own over the weekend, Rob Luiz Passed away while doing what he loved in La Paz Mexico

If you new Rob you know what an awesome person he was and have fun he was to be around. I am encouraging all NCUH members to contribute to the GO FUND me Page that has been set up. at https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-robert-luiz?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR0oc-XskDk4Xr-lzWfsp4kXN5aKC4jAbMPZoWcYWTMU8buQ0xtOqTQ5Cbo (https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-robert-luiz?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r&fbclid=IwAR0oc-XskDk4Xr-lzWfsp4kXN5aKC4jAbMPZoWcYWTMU8buQ0xtOqTQ5Cbo)

From the Go Fund Me page
For those of you who know the Luiz family, you know them as Rob, Jess, Mackenzie, and Valerie.  You also know them as the most beautiful, loving, and generous family.

On June 7, 2019 our beloved friend, husband, brother, son, father....Robert Luiz, passed away in an accident in La Paz, Mexico while he was doing what he loved--spearfishing and free diving.

In honor of his memory and in effort to care for and provide for his family, we are starting this fundraiser.  Please donate what you can, anything will be appreciated during this difficult time for his 2 baby girls and loving wife.  Funds will go towards his funeral and service, and support to his family.

Thank you for your generosity, love, and support.

You will be missed my underwater brother !!!
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: Diver Dan on June 10, 2019, 09:34:22 AM
Oh man! So sad! So sorry for the family. Rob was a great guy. Hung out with him at several dive events and dove with him once. Very kind, selfless, helpful and open with sharing his knowledge as a diver. Dive safe everyone. RIP brother.
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 10, 2019, 09:45:36 AM
This is definitely really sad. Leaving behind 2 kids.... I can't even imagine the depth of their loss.

He consistently gave knowledge to the community and left a fantastic reputation behind...

RIP Rob (Sir Rob IV)...

I'm really grateful for the support people are showing via GFM page.
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: Yowlie on June 10, 2019, 12:13:59 PM
Wow. This is shocking.  He was a really nice guy.  My condolences to his family.
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: BigJim on June 11, 2019, 08:05:52 AM
So sad....

Rob's sister in law sent me a message asking if I could help get her a contact list of his diving/spearing buddies...if you want me to pass along your info to her just PM me your name/email/phone number.

I have already gotten quite a few through FB/IG/Text and have passed those along already.

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 11, 2019, 01:31:00 PM
just texted you my info
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: LiveAlohaKris on June 11, 2019, 01:59:29 PM
Rob was a great dive buddy and one of the most caring guys I knew. He's the type of guy that would give you random phone calls just to see how you were doing. My heart goes out to his family. Love you man may you rest in peace.
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: shaun614 on June 11, 2019, 02:18:17 PM
Sir Rob IV is one of the first channels I subscribed to when I first started Spearfishing and Freediving a few years ago. I never met him in person or knew him personally, but from what I've seen and read about. I'm certain that he was an awesome man as well as a highly skilled Spearo. This really hits home because like many of us, he loved doing what we all love to do. May he rest in peace and my heart goes out to him and his family. Rest in Peace Rob and thank you for passing on the knowledge and tips you gave to new and upcoming divers such as myself.
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: Mike n on June 13, 2019, 06:54:04 AM
RIP, brother.

MN
Title: Re: NCUH has lost a family Member RIP Rob Luiz YOU WILL BE MISSED BROTHER
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 17, 2019, 10:35:53 AM
Hi everyone,

Jessica and her family are overwhelmed by your love, kindness, and generosity.

If you are interested in attending the memorial and celebration of life, please see the details below:

Memorial: Friday, June 21 at 12:30pm
Location: Coast Guard Island
1 Eagle Road
Alameda, CA 94501

Celebration of Life: Friday, June 21 at 3:00pm
Location: Lungomare Restaurant
1 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

IMPORTANT!! Please note that the family has asked that people dress casual. If you are a Coast Guard, you may come in uniform, but otherwise, Robert's wishes (and the family's wishes) were for people to dress casual (board shorts, flip flops, sun dresses, etc). Suits are not necessary.

ALSO IMPORTANT!! Please DO NOT wear spearfishing clothing or anything with spearfishing paraphernalia. The family does want you to share stories at the celebration of life, but they don't want to see spearfishing logos or images at this time.

Please fill out this Google form so we have your contact information and can update you with details: https://forms.gle/ZcJTeSChGB56grSV7 (https://forms.gle/ZcJTeSChGB56grSV7)

Here is a link to the Facebook event where we will post updates as well:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2010046815768760/?ti=ia (https://www.facebook.com/events/2010046815768760/?ti=ia)

Thank you again.
Help spread the word!