In Memory

Rick Pobirs

Rick Pobirs

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09/13/14 10:17 AM #1    

Ilene Segalove

I feel compelled to tell the story of Ricky and the complexities of his mind and life. I look at his photo and cannot believe the depth, darkness, and insights he expressed when only 18 years old. What was ticking behind that great grin? He was my high school boyfriend and we continued to be connected on and off until he committed suicide in a roundabout fashion in 1979. I need to put my thoughts together and dive into what really happened so that I can do Ricky justice.He was such a funny, talented, smart, and athletic soul...but way too sensitive for the challenges of the time. This is a heartfelt opportunity to share our collective memories, and I will return shortly with a real narrative. 

09/13/14 03:17 PM #2    

Phil Shemanski

Ricky was a very good friend of mine (and others) during El Rodeo days, Ilene. I look forward to your submission about him and what came to happen. All I knew were BHHS rumors of drugs.

11/06/14 12:22 PM #3    

David Teicher

In the early years (K through 6) at El Rodeo, Ricky was my best friend. I spent many happy hours at his home playing various sports, swimming, and goofing around -- the things kids do at that age. He was a very good athlete and loved baseball which we seemed to play constantly. But to me it really didn’t matter what we played, Ricky was just plain fun to be around.  I have only the fondest memories of those times. As what commonly happens, we grew apart and I lost all track of him in high school and the years after. So, it was with great sadness and regret that I learned of his premature death under the most unfortunate of circumstances. As I reflect on his passing, some 35 years ago now, the emotion that comes to me is what a shame and what a waste of a young life with such potential. RIP Ricky

12/16/14 03:22 AM #4    

Bobby Roth

I just know that if you heard a rumor about Ricky Pobirs dying from a drug overdose it's completely false.


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