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SANDERS, ROBERT WILLIAM

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On November 6, 2020 @ 8:32 am In Obituary | 4 Comments

Robert Sanders

On October 27, 2020, Robert William Sanders, loving son, brother and uncle passed away at age 53.

Robert “Rob” Sanders was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ronald W. and Barbara Jean Sanders in 1967. He graduated from Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and served his country with honor in the United States Navy. Rob worked as a stockbroker and advertising director for a San Diego jazz radio station. He moved back to Phoenix to care for his ailing brother Richard until his death, and then his mother Barbara until her death. At the time of Rob’s passing, he was his father’s caretaker.

Rob’s devotion to his family stemmed from his unwavering compassion and love. He stepped up to assume the role of grandfather for his brother Rick’s grandsons and granddaughter. He wrote poetic, heartfelt notes to his family and friends and donated hours of time to the humane society. Dogs and the U.S. Navy were his passions. He had a remarkable ability to communicate with dogs and loved them dearly.

Rob enjoyed jazz music, films and watching Dustin and Caden play sports. He valued each and every moment spent with members of his family most of all. He loved traveling to Oregon to be with his older brother Randy in the woods and enjoyed the company of his niece’s husband Mark, who he referred to as “My brother from another mother.”

Rob is survived by his father Ronald, his older brother Randy, sister-in-law Marci, his niece Melissa and her husband, Mark, his great-nephews Mark Jr., Jeremy, Dustin, Caden, his great-niece Selena, and his beloved Jack-Rat Terrier Milo.

Instead of flowers, donations may be sent to the Arizona Humane Society. Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.


Condolences for the family of “SANDERS, ROBERT WILLIAM”

Condolence from GERRI MURRAY on November 6th, 2020 9:25 pm

Randy and Wayne, our hearts go out to you. Rob was a genuinely a good man. Willing to go above and beyond to give of himself to the people he loves. It was an honor to know him. Love you both. Dennis and Gerri

Condolence from Philip Sanchez on November 7th, 2020 5:33 pm

Farewell to a giving and caring and remarkable man. Rob, you will be missed.

Wayne and Randy stay strong.

Love from Philip and Laree

Condolence from Mark McAllister on December 12th, 2020 5:19 am

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain

Although I lived down the street when we were younger and I used to watch Rob and his brother Ricky ride there bikes around and I used to go over all the time to see Randy, I always felt like part of the Sanders family! Rob always kept me up to date with what was happening with his own family and never letting on what he was going through and always had smiles! I will see you again my brother and remember you will never walk alone! I love you and your family, Mark and Sylvia and Venus and Amber!

Condolence from Mark McAllister on December 12th, 2020 5:27 am

Although I lived down the street when we were younger and I used to watch Rob and his brother Ricky ride there bikes around the street and I used to go over all the time to see Randy, I always felt like part of the Sanders family! Later in life, Rob always kept me up to date with what was happening with his family and never letting on what he was going through and always had smiles in all the pictures he would send me overseas! I will see you later brother! Mark and Sylvia

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