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Robert Melvin Carnes

September 4, 1945 — May 20, 2014

MADISON Robert M Carnes Jr aged 68, was killed May 19 when struck by a Madison metro bus.

Robert (Robin) was a lifelong Madison resident. He was a graduate of Madison West H.S., a prize winning painter and filmmaker. Homeless these last several years. Like the many other invisible people in our society, his life grew progressively more difficult as the years passed yet he refused much of the help those of us that loved him had to offer. He was difficult, brilliant, talented and tough, surviving. homeless, in the Wisconsin winters.

Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carnes Sr. and Ruth (Ellingson) Carnes.

Survived by his sister Catherine Mackenroth- Sacramento CA, brother John Carnes Columbus, OH , half sister Christine Carnes, and step mother Helen Carnes Clintonville WI.

A gathering of remembrance will be held at noon Wednesday June 25th in Yahara Place Park near where the Yahara River empties into Lake Monona.

In memory of Robin the family simply asks you to give a little something extra to a homeless one.

Do you think the emptiness of the sky will ever crumble away?
Every little child knows that everybody will go to heaven.
Knowing that nothing ever happened is not really knowing that
nothing ever happened, it's the golden eternity. In other words,
nothing can compare with telling your brother and your sister that
what happened, what is happening, and what will happen, never
really happened, is not really happening and never will happen, it
is only the golden eternity. Nothing was ever born, nothing will
ever die. Indeed, it didn't even happen that you heard about golden
eternity through the accidental reading of this scripture. The thing
is easily false. There are no warnings whatever issuing from the
golden eternity: do what you want.
-Jack Kerouac
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