A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Robert Andrew Gandara

September 23, 1997April 2, 2021

Robert Andrew Gandara, 23, of Phoenix, passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2021. He was a native of Phoenix, and graduated from Basha High School, Class of 2015. After High School, Robert decided to attend culinary school, where he pursued his passion and became a chef. He graduated in 2017 from Arizona Culinary Institute. When not working in the kitchen, Robert could be found working out at the gym and hanging out with his friends and family. He will be remembered for his dedication to his passion of cooking and his big beautiful smile that lit up the room. His proudest accomplishments were making Sous Chef at the age of 21 at Kona Grill and Sous Chef at Café Monarch at 23. Robert is survived by his mom (Billie Richardson), his dad (Craig Richardson), his sisters (Kayla Schurig, Brianna Schurig and Elizabeth Richardson) and brother (Steven Richardson).

Services

11 April

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Valley of the Sun Mortuary

10940 E Chandler Heights Road
Chandler, Arizona 85224

12 April

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church

3450 W Ray Road
Chandler, Arizona 85226

St. Andrew is requiring all guests to wear face masks so please be prepared

Memories

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Stephanie Barnes

April 11, 2021

My best friend forever. He never failed to be there for my hardest times all these years regardless of what we had going in our life’s. We knew that we would always be there for each other. I loved him like a brother. He will never be forgotten. Will always remain in my heart and memories. I love you Robert Rip ❤️

Stephen Bliss

April 9, 2021

Laura Hershey

April 5, 2021

Billie, wishing you peace during this time. May God keep you close and comfort you and your family.

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