Noblesville businessman (and local legend) Bob Arbuckle died yesterday, Monday January 28, 2019. He was 96.
I got to know Bob pretty well over the past few years. His Railroad Place shop is just a couple of blocks from my home and I’d stop in to see him occasionally as I walked the neighborhood. More often than not he was hunched over a sewing machine, making detailed repairs to the mechanism, a rare skill that isn’t easy to find these days and ever rarer now that he’s gone.
Bob wasn’t always easy to talk to. He liked to keep a schedule and if he had to concentrate to finish a job he would prefer that you come back later rather than ruin his concentration. I was