PENTAX ImageIt is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our brother, Bob Broughan. Bob left this world on December 20, 2013, after a long illness.

“Gay Bob” was a long-time member of the Philadelphians, joining shortly after the club formed as our first non-Charter member. Bob served the club in many capacities, including holding the office of Captain.

Ever the ornery Irishman, Bob loved to give his brothers a bit of a hard time, but always did it with a twinkle in his eye. We will miss his bright, conspiratorial smile, his warm, friendly demeanor, and his constant requests to speak louder during club meetings.

Bob is survived by his Brothers in Philadelphians MC, especially his dear friend and caretaker, Charter member Richard “Pearl” Ball.

Love and Light to you, Bob. You will be missed, Brother. We’ll keep a light on in the trophy case for you.