Bob Tappan, 91, 30-year WGBH volunteer

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of longtime Auction volunteer Bob Tappan, who passed away on Fri, 3/27, at the age of 92.

His daughter, Olivia, is a former ’GBHer, and both Bob and his wife were original Auction volunteers in the 1960s.

Bob continued his work with the Auction past his 90th birthday. “Bob would show up at the right time, get the job done quickly and quietly, and never expected any recognition,” says former Auction manager Edye Baker. “He was a unique fellow, and never failed to help out where he was needed. Truly, he was the grand old man of the Auction.”

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the Tappan family at 76 Laurel Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.