Bob and his wife Gina with their attorneys Melissa Schopfer and Ted Gianaris.
Bob and his wife Gina with their attorneys Melissa Schopfer and Ted Gianaris.

My friend, Bob Guinn, passed away this morning from mesothelioma. Bob was my client. Over the past four years, he fought against this rare cancer caused by asbestos. He courageously shared his story and advocated against legislation that would harm asbestos victims. He was a tough guy with a good heart. I will miss him terribly.

Since his diagnosis in December 2009, Bob’s courage was limitless. The thoracic surgeon told him he had 6 to 12 months to live. Bob didn’t let fear overwhelm him. He told his family, “I don’t care what the doctor says. I’m going to fight.”

He fought and lived for others. During the next four years, his strength supported everyone around him. He loved his wife and three children and was so proud of his grandbabies. He helped build a home for a mom who was a breast cancer survivor, never saying a word of his own fight. He courageously

Bob takes his grandbaby for a ride on horse back.
Bob takes his grandbaby for a ride on horse back.

spoke out against the so-called FACT Act, sharing his story, so the public would know just how devastating, if passed the law would be for asbestos cancer victims.

Bob was an Idaho rancher with an amazing family who loved him dearly. To his family and friends, I send my sincere condolences on behalf of everyone here at the Firm. Words don’t fully capture how much he will be missed.