Bob, you were such a great host when we met in 1995. You are sadly missed.
Deborah May, How touching. My prayers are with you and your family. All of us fans miss your dad deeply but there is no comparison to a daughter's loss and love. Dave Schulpius
Such a gas at conventions. You are sorely missed. I'm currently undertaking a reconstruction of the Robot suit, and will soon truly feel your pain. Happy birthday, wherever you are.
Happy Birthday Daddy! I miss you so much! Your love, laughter, kindness, beautiful soul, loving heart and all of the magic you so freely gave to me and our family! I will love, honor, cherish, miss and celebrate you, who you were, the way you lived your life and the love that you shared, everyday of my life! Thank you for being mine!! Your Princess! <3
I am not big on celebrities. I enjoy watching shows, but have not a lot of interest in the actors personally. I would have to make an exception with Bob May. I heard a quote of his, that he would "Stay until the last fan has an autograph, or the cleaning crew kicks him out." This is the attitude of a good man. He was never seen in the show I loved as a child, only the suit that he wore. It was not even his voice that was heard most of the time. I am fortunate to be able to see him, personally, on youtube. He seems a very humble and loveable man. I appreciate his work, and commend his attitude and commitment.
God Bless you Mr May!
I'm pleasure to say I got to meet Bob May.. in 1999 I had a limousine company at a time and had chuafford him to children's hospital where he gave out autographs to the childrend..... I had done it for free in return he signed a small b 9 robot that that I came acrossed I'm sad and find out hie had past I will miss him very much He was a class act
I had A LIS fan club during the time the show cancelled,i've understood since,I might have had the first!In fact I came up with LOST IN SPACE FOREVER to combat star trek lives...Wish i'd copyrighted that!
Imagine my surprise to find out that my alter ego was the robot in the show I loved as a child.
Bob Mays of the world ... UNITE!
I found this site through the graciousness of Bob's daughter Deborah, and it's a wonderful site indeed. Bob May was a wonderful actor and wonderful person and he will be sadly missed. Godspeed Mr May, and God Bless you and your entire family.
With lots of love and respect from Australia,
I so loved meeting Bob during the Star Trek 40th in Las Vegas....I posted the picture meeting him then on FB today. He was such a kind, sweet man with so many wonderful stories. You will be missed Bob.
Robert,Brisbane ,Australia,Calling,,,,,have just learned of Bob,s passing,a bit shocked and sad,,,I know it is old news,,,,I was watching a VHS video the other day of Bobs time with lost in space,which I am a fan of and grew up with to,,,,,69 years old,,,,only young,,,,,and young at hart,,,,,if this can be passed on to Bobs family,,,,I wish you all the best,,,,yar ,sorry,,,I am a bit in shocked,,,,we need more people like Bob,,,,,his spirit lives on,,,,,best wishes to all that read this,,,,,,Robert Brisbane Australia,,,,
Dear Bob, I miss your friendship and smile ~ Thank you for the joy you have brought into my & Helens life.
I will treasure the time we spent together and chats we had.
Your family are a credit to you.
DEBORAH MAY, thank you and your family for showing the love and kindness that shows through in the letters you all write for your dad, i envy you all who knew him directly and was able to experience his character i hear he was a top notch guy , its getting harder to find them now but their legacy such as your dad carry's on and is greatly appreciated when seen . Phil
thank you for the fun while watching you and the others you were great in time tunnel and lost in spaces B-9 robot, wished i had at least met you to say face to face , be happy and safe. Phil
Perhaps gone but certainly not forgotten. As a young boy I was completely fascinated by the robot on Lost in Space. I could not figure out how he moved with such fluidity and realism. Mr. May gave the robot a believability that matched any of the "flesh and blood" characters. It is thanks in large measure to the robot's abiltiy, through Mr. May, to fill my growing mind with such wonder about space and science that I grew up to be a science teacher and medical laboratorian. I am happy to learn of Mr. May's other accomplishments in theatre and dramatic arts. I only just found this website. Thank you. Always a fan.
I miss you so much Daddy! I miss sharing life with you! Devin is taller than Mom and I now and he misses sharing life with you so much everyday! We are holding on to eachother and taking care of eachother as always, just such a void without you! I wish you were still hgere with me! So much is changing and I wish you were still here to share it with! I hope the things I have done have continued to make you proud! I love you Daddy!! Forever your Princess!! ♥Deb
Happy Birthday my Darling. I miss you more than I can say.I love you with all my heart. God Bless.
I wish I had the chance to have know him personally. I am thankful I at least can continue to enjoy all the great work he has left all of us. I just watch the entire lost in space series and now after finding out who was inside the robot I want to watch them all over again. fair winds and following seas Bob
Thanks for all the joy you brought into my life and into the lives of my children. I trust you are in heaven now, your work completed.
it's been a year but he's still on my mind too. i had the pleasure of meeting "The Robot" as i was fond of calling him when i little, when we visited the Lost in Space backlot. it was in the 60's and it was my favorite show. i'm 52 now but still remember how much it meant to me for him to shake my hand and give an autograph. love you, miss you.
1 yr ago 2day @ 3:46am I felt my Dads last breath on my neck & cheek as he passed in our arms (mine, my Mothers & my sons) I miss him more than words could ever express! My Daddy was 1 of the most amazing man that has ever been! I was so blessed 2 have him! I miss him, his love, his laughter, I just miss being able 2 share life with him! I wish I had more time with him. I cherished everyday & we shared so much, I will hold on to those memories & honor his memory as long as I live! Daddy, U made my life so beautiful, u helped make me the woman, the mother, the person I am. U were a true gift from God, I was so blessed 2 be ur lil girl! I love u so much Daddy! Thank u 4 being mine, 4 the wonderful man u were 2 this family! ur heart still lives in this home & ur family that will always love u! The amazing Robert May ( My sweet Daddy) RIP 9-4-39 to 1-18-09
JUST WANTED TO POP OVER AND SAY....YOU WERE THE GREATEST DADDY A GIRL COULD EVER DREAM OF...THANK YOU FOR BEING MINE!! I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH MORE THAN WORDS COULD EVER EXPRESS! NO ONE LOVES YOU LIKE I DO!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SWEET DADDY! HE MAY BE GONE NOW BUT, I HAD THE WONDERFUL HONOR OF BEING HIS LIL GIRL, I WILL ALWAYS BE A DADDYS GIRL NO MATTER WHAT! I MISS HIM SO MUCH EVERYDAY BUT HIS LOVE IS STILL WITH ME! HE WAS AN AMAZING HUSBAND, DAD AND GRANDPA AND FRIEND, WE WERE BLESSED TO SHARE LIFE WITH HIM! BOB MAY 9/4/39 - 1/18/09, REST IN PEACE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! I LOVE YOU!!Read More
Mr. May was always a favorite of my twin sons (now 19) at sci-fi cons in the 90's & early 00's. He remembered them from year to year and always made them feel special, even inviting them to eat with him. One of the classiest and down to earth individuals I have ever met. My sons still cherish their photos with him.
I grew up watching LIS and though it's hard to pick one, my favorite character is the robot. I currently have the episodes on DVD. I honestly never knew about Bob May until I was an adult. I also never knew that the robot voice was done by another man, Dick Tufeld. Thank you, Mr. May for your brilliant portrayal of fans' favorite robot.
May you R.I.P.
Hey Deb, Sorry to hear about your dad. Our family was friends for much of the early 60s thru the early 80s. I would love to hear from you. Judy, Im sorry for your loss. Marty, God bless.
It is sad I never had a chance to meet you Mr. May
B-9 will always be my first mech fandom.
Many fond memories of the tv show lost in space to which this wonderful man gave life to his robot B9. A sad loss to many fans the world over. Thanks Bob.
And thank you to Mark Schwandt for this wonderful opportunity to write somehting and see part of Bob!
My brother and I and friends also grew up watching Lost in Space-mater of fact, we were about the ages of Will and his sister.We all loved the robot--including our parents!
I never got to know Bob May, but I wish I had.One can tell just loking at his smile he was a lovely person.My prayers to his beloved family and for his joy and peace in the next world.He'll be missed.
So sorry to hear of Bob's passibg but because of him I built my robot that actualy walks as well . Now I know I can do anything ! The Robot is my all time favorite and I thank Bob for bringing him to life, so in a way Bob will live forever !!!
Sincerly Chris Winters
LIS was my favorite show as a kid and the robot was my favorite character. I had the honor of meeting Bob May at the Motor City Comic Con a few years ago. His humor, friendlliness and warmth struck me immediately. My prayers go out to his family.
Just wanted to pay my respects to Bob. He was a great person that had the ability to make you feel like you had been friends all your lives. I was hoping to get to see him again in Louisville KY so I could tell him what an influence he had made on my life.
We all remember the Wizard of OZ with the man behind the curtain. Bob is the man behind the mechanical suit.
Would be nice to see Lost in Space remade on the Sci-fi channel with Bobs son playing the robot.
I didn't ever really think about the man inside the Robot, until I found this site! To learn of his death is very saddening. He left a great legacy! I think he's my hero---not everyone could do what he did!
I'm a LIS fan. Aways have been-Always will be! I have all three years on DVD and never tire of seeing them. My husband, David, and I were watching one of the shows night before last. We discussed the characters & those who lent their expertise in bringing those characters that we so love to life! I am so saddened to hear of Bob's death! My husband-who is 50-had never seen an episode of LIS-until we married 5 years ago. Can you imagine seeing it for the 1st time as an adult after all these years?
I was a young man when I met Bob. I was 3 years out of high school. I met him through my best friend who was playing semi pro football. He said you need to come and join the team. They are great and so is the coach. So I tried out and made it. I met his son Marty on it and later met Deb. Then I would meet the whole family. He would always open his house to us when he lived off Ranaldi. We would all go over and play pool and that's where I found out who he was. darn I ran out of room.
My heart goes out to the May Family for their loss. I know that we all must die once, but still it is hard to let go of those we love and spend so much of our lives with. May God Bless His Family.
I grew up watching LIS. Bob's voice is one you don't forget. I never met the man, but feel I know him. You will be missed.
M thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's family and friends.
He will be missed.
B9 Robot builder's Club
As a boy growing up in the 60,s Lost in space was one of my fave progs.My fave character was Robot . Thanks Bob you were an important part of my childhood ,God bless and God speed . Remember be on the look out just in case of any danger for Will Robinson .
God bless you Bob May. On behalf of my family, Australia and I, we hope you are at peace and we will always have LIS. You made a difference to many lives. God speed.
You made it back home again B-9. The world above the stars welcoms you home again. I and my son met you years ago at your home..I still have the hand written letter you gave me so long ago. You were proud to see it again 2 years ago...and did remember me...Just shows how much of a wonderful person you are... Bless you and your family -You are now Lost in Heaven.
I never got to meet Bob. I always admired his work on LIS. I'm just starting to build my own B9. It will be my tribute. God speed Bob! Say hello to Dr Smith for us!
I always loved Bob as the Robot on lost in Space he was a Part of a great Show that Touched me & will live on Forever!..will miss you Greatly..Vinnie.
Bob you will be missed by all. I pray for you and your family.
God Speed my friend