Rob in Dealey Plaza, November 22, 2009
Rob Falotico 1980 - 2015
Rob Falotico (1980-2015) (4 posts)
I think many of the Truth Move people knew Rob Falotico, who suddenly died a few days ago.
Here's the formal obituary notice:
It's a tragic loss, cruel to lose him at such an early age. Condolences to all his family and friends, he will be missed.
I really don't know what to say. Rob was one of the most educated and thoughtful young counter-cultural thinkers I knew and the world needed him. He was also one of the sweetest people I've ever met.
Rob was a member of TruthMove and an administrator on this site. Here is a link to his user profile containing all the threads he started.
This is devastating. Rob was a true original--one of the most genuine and amazingly knowledgeable people on the planet. I had just exchanged a few emails with him in August. He told me about a brain tumor he had removed not long ago, but it sounded like everything was going smooth.
Rob had been giving me some advice and support on a film that I was working on. I think I will have to finish that film and dedicate it to him.
Rob was so soft-spoken and modest, but I think he truly was one of the most insightful people living today. When it comes to hidden history research, young researchers are rare, and Rob was possibly the most informed and level-headed conspiracy researcher in the world under the age of 50 or 60.
I had been looking forward to working with Rob again, perhaps on a film project. I know TruthMove isn't active like it once was, but I always hold out hope for future inspiration and projects together.
Let this be a reminder that our lives are precious and temporary. Our work is meaningful and does have an impact. It is not pathetic or marginal; we are among the vanguard fighting for an honest future.
RIP Rob Falotico aka christs4sale
Condolences to Rob's friends and family and his wife Krystal. He had told me how amazing and supportive she was throughout the ordeal with the brain tumor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Museum of Hidden History, P.O. Box 772, Washington, DC 20044.
Here's a link of Rob presenting (along with Jenna Orkin) in New York at the Left Forum in May 2015:
Sins of Omission: Stories The Media Overlook
Published in The Times, Trenton, on Aug. 31, 2015
Robert John Falotico, 35, of Sunnyside, Queens, NY, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on the morning of Aug. 27, 2015. Rob was born on Jan. 4, 1980, in Minneapolis, MN, and grew up in Belle Mead, NJ. Rob was an intelligent, loving, and kind person who had many wonderful talents. As a child, he loved drawing, baseball, and professional wrestling. In his teenage years, Rob excelled in music. He enjoyed playing the saxophone, bass, and electric guitar, and was an active member of his school's stage band, chorus, and theater productions. Rob was an avid Boy Scout and had many memorable camping adventures all across the country. He eventually attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated with honors from Montgomery High School in 1998. Rob graduated cum laude from New York University in 2002 with a major in music technology and a minor in computer science. It was at NYU where Rob met his future wife and love of his life, Krystal Reyes. They were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Moline, IL, on June 12, 2010. He often spent time at the shore with his family swimming on Long Beach Island. Rob was a passionate explorer of different cultures and he enjoyed trying new cuisine. He was a voracious reader of political history books and loved exploring new authors and ideas. In his professional life, Rob loved working as a lab manager and senior Apple administrator at Pratt Institute, where he contributed greatly to his team. Rob was also a board member of the Museum of Hidden History and often volunteered his IT talents to help non-profit organizations throughout the years. He was the devoted son of Robert and Susan (DePippo) of Belle Mead and beloved husband of Krystal Reyes. He leaves behind a sister, Katherine Evans and her husband, Brian, of Linden; a niece, Antoinette, of Linden; and a niece, Alejandra, of Moline. He is also survived by his loving in-laws, Hector and Angelica Reyes, of Moline; sister-in-law, Dianna, of Brooklyn; and brother- in-law, Roberto, of Moline. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Rob was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Julia Falotico of Brooklyn, NY, and his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Antoinette DePippo of Fall River, MA. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 8 p.m. at the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 U.S. Hwy. 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Museum of Hidden History, P.O. Box 772, Washington, DC 20044.
photos from Robert F. Kennedy's grave, Arlington National Cemetery, the 1968 quote is from an impromptu speech RFK gave in Indianapolis upon hearing that Martin Luther King had been assassinated, words that Rob (and many others) deeply admired and respected