Remembering Bob Schochet, cartoonist and friend

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  • This editorial cartoon by Bob Schochet appeared in The Photo News during the summer of 1992, a time when drought-like conditions prompted municipalities to restrict water use.

I was saddened to read about the passing of Robert Schochet.

During the season of time when I was editor of The Photo News (1988-1993), I had the good fortune to have Bob draw cartoons about local news and the people and places of Monroe and Woodbury.

Bob was a well-known artist and drew for many magazines and publications.

And yet he gave his time and talent to our hometown paper.

He was always kind, always a gentlemen. I was so proud when later I moved to North Carolina, I saw a cartoon of his in the Saturday Evening Post.

But I was proud long before that to call Bob and his beautiful wife Linda my friends.

Laura Johannesen

Indian Trail, North Carolina

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