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Former EFPA President Prof. dr. Robert Roe passed away yesterday afternoon

23 Feb 2016

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Prof. Dr Robert Roe - former EFPA President - lost his battle against cancer and passed away on Monday February 22, 2016.

News - Former EFPA President Prof. dr. Robert Roe passed away yesterday afternoon

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our former EFPA president Robert Roe passed away yesterday afternoon.

Robert died on Monday (February 22, 2016) in Leipzig (D) from colon cancer which has been diagnosed exactly one year ago.

Robert was not only an excellent EFPA president but a great colleague and friend.

Robert will be remembered as a very kind, committed person who was always there to support, share his wisdom and his sense of humour. He will be greatly missed both as a colleague and a friend but he will live on in the memory of those who had the honour and pleasure to know him.

Our sincere and deep condolences go to his wife Marika, his son Tony and daughter Angela.

May he rest in peace.

The EFPA Executive Council and the Staff of the Head Office


EFPA together with Robert's daughter Angela have opened an online memory book : where condolences can be offered.


Those who wish to send their expression  of sympathy can convey them through the

EFPA Head office - Attn IM Robert Roe - Grasmarkt 105/39 - B-1000 Brussels - Belgium.

Condolences can be sent to

The funeral will take place in intimate circle on Friday, March 4, 2016 in Leipzig.

Marika, Robert's wife, and his children are thinking of creating a fund (scholarship) in Robert's name and therefore would like you to sponsor this initiative  rather than to send flowers or crowns.

However cards and flowers can be sent by Friday, March 4, 2016 by 1:00 p.m. at the latest to

'Trauerfeier Robert ROE'

Memora Bestattungen

Spohrstraße 2,

D-04103 Leipzig


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