Robert Bordner Sanders Jr.

4 septiembre , 193614 octubre , 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Robert B Sanders loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away at age 84. Robert lived in Gilbert, AZ for the past 5 1/2 years; prior to that he had lived in Tempe, AZ for 52 years. Robert (Bob) was born on September 4th, 1936 to Robert Bordner Sanders Sr. and Louise W. (Dietz) Sanders of Sunbury, PA. Bob was the oldest of 7 siblings followed by Scott, James, Gary, Nancy, Helen, and Bonnie. In 1957 he met and married Eva G Walker of Concord, North Carolina and thereafter enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served from 1954-1958. Bob and Eva had 2 children, Robert Michael Sanders and Kimberly E (Sanders) Kling. In 1968 Bob moved to Tempe, AZ and started working for State Tile; he purchased the business in 2002 and retired in November 2005. Bob loved camping, hunting, and fishing. Bob was a huge sports fan and loved to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals & ASU Sun Devils. He was also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. However, his favorite team throughout his life was the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. Bob was known for his smile, his big personality, his generous nature, and his love of his family. He was a trusted friend and could always be counted on to lend a hand or a smile to anyone in need. Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert, mother Louise, son Michael, brothers James and Gary and sister Nancy. Bob is survived by and dearly missed by one daughter, Kimberly (Sanders) Kling, a wonderful son-in-law William Kling, 3 grandchildren, Marcus Shlyk, Mariah Shlyk and Megan Trickel, and 4 great grandchildren - Tanner Parsons, Hayden Parsons, Luna Shlyk and Jett Trickel (due 4.8.21). He is also survived by three siblings, brother Scott and sisters, Helen & Bonnie. Due to Covid-19, a private funeral service will be held by immediate family on November 13, 2020 at 11am. Rest Haven is offering a Facebook live stream for anyone interested in watching the service. There will be a link under Roberts obituary for the Facebook live stream. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the service. If you have any questions, please call Rest Haven direct and they will assist you.

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Robert Bordner Sanders Jr.


Michael Bobb

12 noviembre , 2020

Uncle Bob i will never forget the good times we had on your trips in to PA to visit with family. And boy did we have fun! Also enjoyed our visits to AZ to visit you and family over the yrs. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home while we visited. Will never forget being a character cracking jokes and for your infectious laugh. Barb and I will surely miss you. Til we meet again RIP..

Chris Latam

12 noviembre , 2020

RIP Bob! You raised a wonderful family and it was nice being neighbors 😊

Sally Bajoros

12 noviembre , 2020

I'm so glad that I got to know Bob. He was so kind, loving caring and loved his family very much. I have very nice memories of him. He loved watching his sports and loved going on his hunting trips. The things he used to do for the girls while they were in soccer the team. Ill also never forget his smile and especially his toothpick. We will never forget you. We love you!!

Judith Ann Swain

8 noviembre , 2020

Your father was so proud of you all and loved you so much. Bob touched many peoples lives - mine included. I will always treasure the fun memories of our “BIG 10 College Football Rivalry”. His fierce, but fun loving passion for everything PENN STATE his beloved Nittany Lions. He always reminded me of the PENN STATE University vs The OHIO STATE University time honored traditions (especially highlighting the PSU wins, of course). Be comforted to know there is one helluva tailgate up there every College Football Saturday with Bob leading the pack to that coveted “White Out” victory.....I will miss him too, Rest In Peace friend.

Kim Tompkins

8 noviembre , 2020

Bob was like a dad to me. I had the wonderful opportunity to care for him and the stories we shared were of family, and friends and all the things he loved. We would watch his favorite soap opera, Bold and the Beautiful, that he would call Bed, Bath and Beyond. We shared his sports statistics , his favorite foods and his time hunting and camping. His love for his daughter was so very special, she was his whole world. Joes BBQ was one of his favorites and the pies from Rock Springs Cafe in Black Canyon that were homemade. We spent many hours talking and he touched my heart. His smile was infectious and personality unmatched. We will miss him terribly, but know he is with us in our hearts. We Love you Bob!!!

Mark Burns

7 noviembre , 2020

Uncle Bob was always so pleasant and fun to be around. I remember all the picnics with volleyball and horseshoes as a kid, and more recently seeing him in Pennslvania wearing a wig, pulling pranks, and always having everyone laugh! His generosity as an uncle was profound and his door always open. His character and kindness will always be with us and we will all miss you very much.
Mark Burns and Family

David Bajoros

6 noviembre , 2020

We had a shared sense of humor. I will always miss the adult humor e-mails. Talking about how bad these Arizona sports teams are. Yelling 'Bobbaay!5:30 am out my truck window on my way to work while on your morning walk on Hardy. Just won't be the same.

Bonnie Minderhout

5 noviembre , 2020

Thank you for so many wonderful memories Bob! So much laughter and good times shared over the years! Thank you for loving your family so much and for always showing such concern for all of us. Thank you for your very unique sense of humor and the endless pranks - boy, did you ever like a good prank and a good laugh! As a family member (youngest sister) I can tell you that there was NEVER a dull moment when Bob was surrounded by the love and companionship of his family! I am proud to say that Bob was a brother who could be looked up to and depended upon, especially if some good advice or encouragement was needed. I will miss you my big brother.


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