Robert S. “Bob” Podoff age 83, born December 4, 1929, died January 26, 2013, Red Bank, New Jersey
RED BANK —
S. Podoff, – 179 Lexington Ct. Red Bank, NJ 07701-5484 732-933-8785, formerly
from 1845 82nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 died January 26, 2013. Bob was a strong mail player & US checker
12/4/1929, DOD: 1/26/2013 Bob's wife, Mrs.
Phyllis Podoff told me no
obituary was publicly published, but Gerry Lopez
writing an article (obituary) about his long time checker friend Bob Podoff which
would appear in ACFB and MCA Newsletter.
Some of Robert's “Bob”
articles are at Wyllie site:
http://www.wylliedraughts.com/ He also sponsored many e-mail
In the 1990s there was a popular magazine called “The Keystone Checker Review.” There was a phantom player named “Detecto” who made hundreds of corrections of checker play. No one knew who “Detecto” was, except the editor. “Detecto” was Bob Podoff. His many contributions to the game will be read in our checker books for many years to come. I will miss my old friend. He is survived by his wonderful wife, Phyllis, to whom he was married 58 years. Two children, Elyce and Jeffrey still survive. Bob, say hello for us to Gonotsky, Banks, Ryan, Tinsley, Long and the rest of the boys you wrote about. --- Gerry Lopez