Boxing Up Sloths 2/27/19

I boxed up several of Robbie’s sloths today to mail them to my great nieces and nephews. I still have some that I kept and a few to find homes for yet. They each have a story and he loved receiving them.

I finally guessed the correct password for his computer, so I don’t have to pay to have his computer wiped and windows reinstalled. I already paid someone to get all the files off, so we would have all his pictures. I want to make a Shutterfly book with his photographs. He has fantastic pictures of butterflies.

I start back to work a week from today. I am not sure how I am going to do it.

Mammoth Dig

We went to Waco Mammoth National Monument today and saw real mammoth bones still in the ground. It was very interesting.

The museum was selling various items from that time period including several adorable sloths. It made me so sad that we missed taking Robbie there. He would have loved it.

Escape the House

I like this sign

Jim and I decided to leave our house for the weekend. It sounded like a good plan, but it doesn’t matter where we go, I see Robbie everywhere. We ate at Panera and I remembered the last time, he was taking pictures and using Snapchat with his sisters. Went to Marshall’s and saw sloths. We also checked out the Magnolia Silos in Waco.


One thing I haven’t been able to part with is his sloth collection. Each one has a special memory. I only plan to keep a few, but for now, his closet is full of sloths.

My siblings that are visiting helped to clean his room and turn it into a guest room. They moved out the hospital bed, which I plan to sell. We gave most of his clothes to friends. I kept a couple of his sloth shirts.

We haven’t made a decision on how long we will live in Houston. Part of me wants to run far away, but I know it won’t ease my pain.

Visiting Some of Robbie’s Favorite Places

My sister Terry and my brother Tom along with his wife Paula went to a couple of Robbie’s favorite places today.

We visited The Houston Museum of Natural Science and went to the Butterfly Center and to see the rocks and gems. Then we went to Barnaby’s for lunch.

Ruth and Nick went to see Curly at the zoo. I didn’t think I could handle going yet.

Robbie’s Celebration of Life

We are very grateful for all our friends and family that came to “Robbie’s Celebration of Life”or sent us messages last night. ❤️🎗

The room was filled with his sloths, his photos, and pictures he took. 💔 🦋

My great nephew asked his dad (a pilot) if he could fly up to heaven and check on Robbie to make sure the angels are taking good care of him. 💔 😢

Marfan Syndrome 2/17/19

Robbie had Marfan Syndrome and was looking forward to attending the National Marfan Foundation conference in Houston this summer and had many Marfan friends. A sweet friend of mine has started a fundraiser on Facebook for the National Marfan Foundation in Robbie’s honor. Here is a link to her page.


Robbie’s Obituary

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Robert “Robbie”James Mudroch, passed away from bone cancer at age 25.

Robbie was born on June 23,1993 In Westerville, OH to Jim and Cindy (Graves) Mudroch. He attended high school at OSSM Oklahoma School of Science and Math. In December 2015, he graduated from the University of Tulsa with a double major in mathematics and computer science. 

In 2018, Robbie was offered his “dream job” with Google, but cancer kept him from accepting. He had a love for outdoor photography, liked to write music, enjoyed programming, playing computer games, chatting online with friends, and he loved sloths! He enjoyed going to the Butterfly Center and visiting Curly the sloth at the Houston zoo. 

Robbie was known for his quick wit, funny jokes, infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Robbie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold and Margaret (Riechers) Graves of Platteville, WI and John and Peg (Cook) Mudroch of Fredonia, WI as well as his uncle, Bruce Larson, and cousin, Jonathon Mudroch. 

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Cindy Mudroch of Katy, TX, his sisters, Ruth (Nick) Holland and Lynn Mudroch of Tulsa, OK; step grandma Marion Mudroch and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Friends and family are welcome to attend Robbie’s Celebration of Life anytime from 5 to 8pm on Monday, February 18th at Katy Funeral Home, 23350 Kingsland Blvd., Katy TX. He will be buried in June at the Hillside Cemetery in Platteville, WI near his grandparents. 

Robbie liked bright colors and sloths, so feel free to dress with bright colors. 

Donations can be given in Robbie’s name to the National Marfan Foundation, The Houston Zoo Natural Encounters Sloth Exhibit, The Tulsa Zoo Sloth Exhibit, or to OSSM Oklahoma School of Science and Math.

We are grateful for all the support and prayers during Robbie’s long illness and for the excellent care he received at MD Anderson Cancer Center.