“It takes an awful lot to remove the memory of signing a death certificate, or the forms to get a death certificate,” Hiaasen said.
Hiaasen said late husband had a passion for journalism, and principals those in the industry stand up for.
“He was a civic-minded person, a man who believed in the press, and yet a human being,” she said.
Hiaasen said her husband’s care for people and his character was reflected in the stories he wrote. Hiaasen, a former journalist, said it was the goal of her husband, and of most journalists, to uncover the truth.
“It’s impossible to get the absolute truth; its impossible to understand everything. Lord knows I know that today,” she said.
Friends and family will join Hiaasen this evening at 6 p.m. for a celebration of life for her late husband at the Irvine Nature Center in Owing Mills. Those attending are being asked to wear summer casual clothing, with shorts encouraged — the invitation said Rob wouldn’t want attendees to wear suits.
We remember the victims of the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting.