OBITUARY

Robert Anthony Saitta II

December 30, 1986July 16, 2021
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Robert Anthony Saitta II was born in Houston Texas at University Hospital, on December 30, 1986. Robert was our Christmas blessing.

With younger brothers, Ryan and Vinny, and older sister Rachel he was the rock who held his family together -- as children the 4 Italian-Irish siblings were collectively sweetly mischievous and always so incredibly close.

Robert, the second of four children born to Siobhan Maureen McCann and Robert Anthony Saitta Sr, spent the first 2 years of his life in Houston, the next 5 years of his childhood in Seattle Washington where his two younger brothers Ryan and Vinny were born and at age 7, the Saitta family returned “home” to Denver, Colorado where his older sister Rachel was born and many of Roberts maternal extended family reside. Including Roberts grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert got himself into some scrapes because he was so daring. But he was agile and tough and always managed to land on his feet, often against all odds.

In 1993, the Saitta family relocated to Colorado, where Robert lived until his death. He was a successful businessman and owned Quality Construction. He was accomplished at many outdoor sports. He loved spending time in the Colorado Mountains, especially Vail and was happiest when he was with family. He was audacious and charming and extremely funny.

Robert was an adoring father to his daughter, devoted son to his parents, a cherished nephew to his aunts and uncles, a beloved brother to his siblings, an admired cousin to his 25 first cousins and a favorite “Uncle Robert” to his 7 nieces and nephews. He enjoyed many devoted friends over his lifetime.

Robert Anthony Saitta II tragically passed away on the 16th day of July, 2021. He will forever be missed by his employees, co-workers, friends and family.

Robert was predeceased (and our family believes he will be welcomed into heaven) by his maternal grandparents, Thomas Paul McCann and Sharon Quigley McCann, great grandparents, Florian and Virgina Rhodes McCann and Walter and Melvina Chapman Quigley, his uncle Patrick Theodore McCann II (uncle Ted), his paternal grandparents Anthony Dominic Saitta and Gloria Eleanor Saitta, his father Robert Anthony Saitta Sr and his Uncle Dennis William Saitta.

He is survived by his daughter, Makenna Rae Saitta, of whom he was immensely proud, his mother Siobhan Maureen McCann and his three siblings: Rachel Sharon Landgrebe with her husband Tory Michael and children Mia Siobhan, Olivia Rachel and Marina Michelle of Northglenn, Colorado; Ryan Florian Saitta and daughter Talia Rose of Denver, Colorado; Vincent Thomas McCann with his wife Kelsi Alexandere and children Vincent Thomas, Madden Ryan, Brooklyn Marie, and Venice Kelsi of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Also survived are his mother’s eight siblings families: Teresa McCann O'Connor with her husband William J. II of Billings, Montana, and children Brendan Francis O’Connor with his wife Lindsey Marie of Seattle, Washington; Dr. Shannon Kathleen O’Connor-Rose with her husband Dr. Alec Rose and son Finnegan Owen of New Haven, Connecticut; Quinlan Lawrence O’Connor with his wife Iryna and son Kieran Cyrus of Helena, Montana; Timothy Quigley McCann of Parker, Colorado and children Marissa Leigh Avila with her husband Fermin Sandoval and children Micah Fermin and Noah Benjamin of Denver, Colorado; Sean Ryan McCann with wife Darcie Renee and children Timothy Sean, Madigan Leigh and Lela Mae of Denver, Colorado; Tamara McCann Thies with her husband Gregory Alan Sr and children Gregory Alan Jr, Aidan Alexander and Breccan Francis of Charlottesville, Virgina; Thomas Paul McCann II of Parker, Colorado and children Lisa Marie Mikkelsen and son Bryan Anthony of Valley City, North Dakota, Dyanna Eileen and children Alayna Renee, Davien Cashius, Julian Armon and Alycia Jade of Olathe, Kansas, Michael Thomas Steven McCann Sr and son Michael Thomas Steven McCann Jr of Ottawa Kansas, Hunter Jade, Thomas Paul III and Rylie June of Parker Colorado; Sharon Louise McCann Nelson with her husband Dale Rodger Jr. of Denver, Colorado and children Meagan Kelly Moodie with husband Craig of Denver Colorado, David Paul Nelson with his wife Kiera Lise and children Arya Kay, August Tucker, Jack Oliver and Maeve Margaret of East Northport NY, Christopher Dale Nelson of Denver, Colorado, Kayla Marie Nelson of East Northport, New York and Dale Rodger Nelson III with his wife Nicole Joy of Fenton, Missouri; Patrick Theodore McCann II (Teddy) of Minnesota, Michael Anthony McCann and daughter Caitlin Anne of Denver, Colorado; and Florian Bernard McCann II with his wife Dawn Marie and children Peyton Savannah, Florian Bernard III, Macson Shea and Logan Kelly of Lakewood, Colorado. also survived by, his father’s sibling’s families Barbara Ann Saitta, Lisa Francis Martin and child Kayla Ann Taylor and daughter Autumn Leigh, Daniel James Taylor, Kenneth Cody Martin, Kimberly Denise Saitta and children Ashlee Christine and Nathaniel Zion.

The funeral service will be held for Robert at 11:00 o'clock on July 24th, 2021 at the Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery (Chapel Hill location) located at 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, Colorado, 80121. He will be buried in the Saitta family plot (same location) immediately following the funeral service. The reception will be hosted by Florian and Dawn McCann at their home on 2540 S Gray Court Lakewood, Colorado, 80227.

Joined with countless generations of Italian-Irish forebears and many friends --- deep peace we breathe into you, beloved Robert. Your journey in this life is at an end. Rest in Peace.

Services

  • Rosary Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Reception

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Lisa Calvert

August 18, 2021

I tearfully express my condolences to Roberts family. Robert was a sweetheart and so lovingly devoted to his family and life's successes . He worked hard to right his wrongs of his adolescence and became a very respected young man. He made his mother, my friend Siobahn so very proud. I just cannot grasp this tragic loss. My Love, thoughts and prayers,
Lisa Calvert

Nathalie Cuartas

July 26, 2021

Love,
Your loss gets harder to even believe everyday The incredible bond we shared together was everything to me..
We always got each other through life challenges & called ourselves one other’s therapist. Also, soulmates/old married couple because the genuine love for one another. Our weekly hang outs especially for our show 20/20 & dateline made us so excited that we both would count down the days until next week for our Safeway stop for snacks & definitely ice cream for the sundaes we would make together. Nothing will be the same babe, memories & amount of reminders I have daily shows me that I am grateful & lucky that I crossed paths with the kindest soul and heart that no one else could ever compete with.. as well as those blue eyes. I never threw away the map or the hotel key to breckenridge w/ pooch back in 2016 bc of how amazing our time was. Same with our to Puerta in Mexico together. I remember when you agreed to take a scuba diving training course because I didn’t want to go alone & of course you ended up doing better than me because what weren’t you perfect at with your amazing personality, happiness beaming through your eyes, smile and laughter & how happy we were from anything we did together. I’ll miss the little things the most…The holidays & your last birthday on this earth we spent together at the cabin in Morrison. You knew I didn’t care about the materialistic things & that I didn’t care about going to a fancy restaurant, instead sonic was one of our favorites. The happiest & best moments in my life were always with you, I remember teaching you how to use your telescope & then laying on the grass, naming what the clouds looked like which you shared the same beautiful experience with Makenna the next day. Your appreciation that i was always going to be there for you, was 1000x more meaningful than any “finer things”. I’ll miss us waking each other up during the sunrise to share together..

To my babe, I’ll never stop loving & missing you…

Lacey Milosavich

July 24, 2021

As long as I live, I will never forget you Robert. You were a chainbreaker and life saver. You were unstoppable in everything you did, first in and last out at work every day. Your memory will live on forever and the life you lived meant so much to so many. Rest In Peace my dear friend

Dawn McCann

July 23, 2021

Oh my sweet nephew,
I will miss everything about you. I’m so glad you spent yet another Thanksgiving with us and brought MaKenna this last year. Your “are you making me a pie this year “ texts we’re the highlight of pie making. I promise to cherish that forever.

I’m going to miss the way you look at things so differently, even the small things. You made me stop and appreciate life in a different way.

I will cherish the time when you were young and lived with Uncle B and I. I truly loved that time.

I will miss your awesome smile and your crazy laugh. I will forever wonder why and hope that you are at peace. I love you more than you’ll ever know and I’m sorry it wasn’t enough.

Rest In Peace Dear Robert

Stephanie Reis

July 23, 2021

Robert,

You were the most encouraging boss a person could have asked for. Your appreciation for and acceptance of my ideas was inspiring. Your persistence and way of looking on the bright side will be missed. These things meant so much!

You wrote the absolute nicest letter of recommendation I could have asked for, it brought me to tears. I will always have that.

Thank you for all you did for me.

Stephanie

Angela Swanson

July 22, 2021

To Robert's Family and Friends,

I am only a neighbor, but I have been Robert's neighbor for more than 3 plus years. Robert has always been kind and generous. He even let me park my mom's car in his garage when we moved her into our house. Background note here, my mom has dementiia and we could not have her car visible. Albeit, Robert had to do the "parking" because the angle was beyond my parking ability.

I remember when McKennan was born, on father's day, and how Robert beamed with love and gratitude. He seemed like a changed man after the birth of his baby girl.

Robert is a kind soul whose presence on this earth will be greatly missed.

I know we will miss his smiling face, his beaming blue eyes, and his habitual watering of his linden tree.

May he rest in peace and his memory live on forever.

Angela Swanson

Jane Shultz

July 22, 2021

Robert,
You are missed…the lack of your presence is felt. Rest in peace Friend
Your friends and neighbors,
The Shultz’s 😔

Natalie Glozman

July 21, 2021

Robert,

When I heard about this, I was devastated. I am speechless yet there is a lot to say. Since I've moved, I've considered you a friend with whom it's been nice to stay in touch and hear about each others lives every so often. I looked up to you and wish things would have gone differently for you to where this never would have happened. I am terribly sorry to Robert's family and friends for your loss.

Cherie Cash

July 21, 2021

Robert, you are going to be so missed. I only knew you through my work but you were always so kind and willing to help whenever it was needed. Rest in peace. My thoughts are with your friends and family.

Kimberly Henshaw

July 21, 2021

Such a gentle soul gone to soon. You are such an amazing guy. Your smile, your contagious laughter, your generous heart. So many amazing memories of you that started when we met working across the hall, in building on Parker Rd. I’m so glad you got to be part of our family and sharing in some of our families life events. You will be missed terrible. I hope you fly high with those angels watching over all. Rest easy my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family and friends.

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