In Memory

Robert David Vesper - Class Of 1970

Robert is buried in Memorial Oaks cemetery in Houston, TX

Robert died December 11, 1971.

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12/31/16 10:01 AM #1    

Mack McCormick (1970)


03/10/18 03:31 AM #2    

Michael Stone (1970)

Although we were not friends in high school, Robert was in a couple of my classes.  But we ran in to each other at the U of H and began to hang out together a couple of times a week.  I was commuting while he was in a dorm, so we would usually meet up there.  He seemed to always have a girlfriend with him every time I went to his dorm room.  At some point he told me he had knocked up two of them and it was quite obvious that he was very worried about his situation in regards to that.  I believe that it was sometime in 1971 that I hadn't seen him for a few weeks, and the next thing I heard from mutual friends was that he had committed suicide by pistol in his parent's house.  I don't know if he left a note or anything, but I always assumed it was at least partially due to the pregnancies.  Our mutual friends and I were shocked by what happened.  I knew he was quite worried about his situation but I never saw any indication that he was suicidal (being a wasted dumba$$ 18- or 19-year old kid at the time I could have missed the signs).  He was a great guy and I still miss him to this day.

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