Robert “Bob” Drummond

1944 ∼ 2020

Tom and Connie Kinnear of Ann Arbor, MI 48104 wrote:

We cherish our wonderful friendship with Bob over 50 years. He was the best on all dimensions. God's peace to Sybil and his whole family.

Denny Meyer of Miami Beach wrote:

Bob was a friend to all, and very supportive of his colleagues. It was great to work with him. My deepest sympathy to Sybil and the family.

Marcus S Leef of West Hartford, CT wrote:

Mrs. Drummond, Hillary, Ian, Liz and Families - I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I have nothing but the fondest memories of Mr. Drummond; he will be missed. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time, Marcus

Lawrence Foster of Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

Bob was a special man. The world will not be the same without him, nor will it ever be as good. He will be missed by family, friends, and his HBS classmates from over fifty years ago. Condolences to Sybil, his children, and all his family.

Linda Schiavo of Kingston NH wrote:

Bob was my VP back at Epsilon. I will always remember how kind he was to me and all his employees. And fun!

Michael Hartin of Charlestown, MA wrote:

Bob was always floating as he walked and talked while always holding a tempered but wonderful smile. He made many friends and was a true team leader and supporter of the greater good. Epsilon was a unique place and after the change over to American Express and the present ownership it was never the same as it was during the 70's, 80's and 90's. That group was something that everyone then and now will always tell stories about. Bob was part of that how that house was built and kept. He maintained a legacy of hard work, care for your clients and coworkers and challenged up while finding times for everyone to enjoy and bond. I will never forget his character and compassion. My heart felt condolences to all of RJD's family. I will never forget. - MPH22

Ed Snelson of Burlington, MA wrote:

So sad to hear about Bob's passing. I worked with him at Epsilon for so many years. He always had that infectious smile and laugh for everyone and you knew that in was genuine. He was certainly one of the great ones and will be missed by so so many. RIP Bob.

Sandra Griffiths epsilon emp of Billerica ma wrote:

I worked at Epsilon for 23 years. There is not enough space to say how Bob,Tom etc. treated us as part of the team. I know that God is well pleased.

David Hastings of Mashpee Mass wrote:

Sybil and family, With a tear in my eye and Bob's big smile forever embedded in my heart, I'd like to offer you my warm condolences. Thank-you for entrusting me to care for Bob and helping me to be the type of person I aspire to be. Dave Hastings

Hydrow Crew of Cambridge, MA wrote:

We all express deep condolences to the Drummond family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you all peace through this.

Jim Deckman of Sequim, WA wrote:

Sybil, What a shock - so very sorry for you and all of us losing Bob. Only sweet memories of our times together, even though many years ago. Please know that he will be remembered with great admiration for his accomplishments and for the positive energy he gave to everyone he touched. Very Sincerely, Jim Deckman AT648

Frank Jacobs of Montgomery, TX 77356 wrote:

May he rest in peace. May we all cherish his memory. Frank Jacobs AT 733 1969

Alan Destribats of Estero wrote:

So VERY SORRY to learn of Bob's passing. Although Drexel was many years ago, Bob was truly a great and genuine person and friend. We got together for lunch in Burlington MA about 25 years ago and he was the same charismatic person. Our prayers go out to Sybil and the Drummond family. AT 612

Mary Richards of Antioch, IL wrote:

I worked with Bob for 25 years and he was always the ultimate gentlemen. He just cared about people and what was best for them and his heart was always full of joy. God Bless you Bob and Peace to your loving family.

jonathan adler of winchester, mass. wrote:

it was an honor to be bob's physician, I always looked forward to his visits, and it was a pleasure to reunite with him in naples--jonathan adler

Chip Sealy of Oyster Bay Cove, New York wrote:

I echo all that others have written about Bob. One of my fondest memories of Bob was running down the Byne Hill in Scotland with him. In my mind, Bob was the ageless head of the clan. In fact, he was 20 years my senior, but he very well almost beat me down that hill. Bob’s vitality always radiated, as did his passion for chasing any adventure available. I will remember him as a class-act, a man with immeasurable love for his family and an uncanny knack for creating fun.

Mike and Patty Mac Hewitt of Mirror Lake, N.H. wrote:

Mike and I just learned the news of Bob's death this morning as we read the Globe. We have been so saddened, and both of us said that, despite our not having the opportunity to be around one another so much, we loved the times we were, and felt his loss more acutely. His obituary expressed the way we saw him so well, and now you can mourn the beautiful man you married, Sybil. Please accept Mike's and my very sincere sympathy and condolences to your family. He lived a beautiful life and touched so many people. Patty Mac and Mike

Diane Maher of Winchester Ma wrote:

Dear Sybil, Hilary, Ian, and Elizabeth, It is with heavy hearts that we write to you today. Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We will always think of him jumping into his sports car, top down, golf cap on and zooming up Mystic Valley Parkway where we all lived for 40 plus years. What memories! His positive energy, love of family and friends will be his legacy. Our love and prayers are with you all. Tom and Diane Maher

Bob Halperin of Lexington, MA wrote:

In 1982, as we were launching the HBS Nonprofit Summer Fellowships, Bob Drummond was the first person Prof. Regi Herzlinger recommended we invite to join our alumni advisory board. From my first meeting with Bob, he impressed me with his enthusiasm, energy, intelligent outlook, and big smile. We were privileged to have Bob’s wisdom and counsel on that board for over 20 years. May our memories of Bob be a continuing source of inspiration to all of us who knew and worked with him.

BILL & ROSEMARY HOTALING of Bowling Green, KY wrote:

One of nicest, friendliest, and most convivial people I've ever known. We had an awfully good time together at Drexel. He'll be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Love and sincerest sympathy to Cybil from both of us.

Gregg Prescott of Wellesley wrote:

My deepest sympathies to all the Drummond family. I struggle to find the words for how special Bob was. Cerebral, yet patient and inclusive. A humble CEO and leader of people. He thought of others first and got the most out of those around him. He also gave back to anyone lucky enough to call him friend... with humor, good will, honesty and fun! I count myself so very fortunate to have gotten close to Bob, spent much time on the golf course, and be included in his friendship circle. Gregg