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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On September 15, 2015 @ 10:11 am In Obituary | 4 Comments


65, of Scottsdale, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2015 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Anyone who knew Bob knows he gave it quite a fight. Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended Mayfield Heights High School and went on to be a proud member of the Ohio State University football team from 1968 – 1972. He was part of the National Championship team in 1970. After moving to Arizona he began a 40 year career with New York Life Insurance, where he qualified for top councils 33 times. He loved a good cigar, a perfect Manhattan, golfing with his buddies, Sunday dinner, but most of all he loved his family and friends. We picture you finally getting to tee it up again in heaven. We love you and will miss you forever. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Janice (Antonucci), daughters Michelle and Kristen, son Jeff, 3 grandchildren Berkley, Enzo and Dean and his siblings Mike, Rick and Michelle. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, September 18, 2015 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Donations can be made in his memory to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Condolences for the family of “SAPANARO, ROBERT “BOB””

Condolence from steven maderazzo on September 16th, 2015 1:31 pm

So sorry for your loss….
Bob will be in our prayers.

Condolence from Robert Vest on September 18th, 2015 7:28 am

Dear Jan-
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I just recently learned of his illness and I have since had him in my prayers. Now you are in my prayers. All the best to you and the family.

Robert (Bob) Vest

Condolence from Carmela Perrotti on September 18th, 2015 10:15 am

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Ross DeJohn, Jr on September 18th, 2015 9:43 pm

Dear Jan and Family
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Bob. I have know Bob almost 60 years since second grade and I am saddened by his death. He was such a great guy and though he has been in Arizona for 40 years when he came home for reunions we would get together and reminince. Bob was so well liked and I have been praying for him and all of you since I found out he was sick. A few weeks ago a few of his friends got together here in Cleveland and sent him a card of our wishes and prayers of support and I then called him and he texted me back that he was in the hospital and to give him a few weeks to get his strength back. That call never happened but I have kept him in those prayers. Bob was a fighter and I am sure he fought till the end. He is now with his cousin Dan and the rest of his family. May God bless all of you. I wish I could be there in person to offer my sympathies and and my support but I will keep all of you in my prayers
Ross DeJohn, Jr

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