I also felt compelled to write upon the news of
Dr. Bob Vadheim’s passing.
Dr. Bob was a fascinating, witty and generous man. I enjoyed visits with him at his magnificent home on Willow St.
Dr. Bob was very proud – and BHS is very grateful – that he provided funding to install the clock mechanism on our clock tower so that it would be a properly working timepiece. He also printed letterpress napkins with a Brooklyn design on them – each by hand – which he donated to BHS so that we could sell them and benefit from the proceeds. These were delightful and personal contributions that Dr. Vadheim made to this organization.
I know that he was also proud of restoring a stained glass window at our neighboring St. Ann’s Church and the organ at the Brooklyn Paramount.
Dr. Bob always had a glint in his eye. He will be missed. His generosity in the Brooklyn community remains.