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Robert (Bob) Lanza
  • 40 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 15, 1969
  • Place of birth:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: May 1, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Bernardsville, New Jersey, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Robert (Bob) Lanza who was born on December 15, 1969 and passed away on May 1, 2010. We will remember him forever.

Funeral Service: Thursday, May 06, 2010 1:00 PM Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church, Bernardsville, NJ

Visitation: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2-4 & 6-8pm at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, Basking Ridge, NJ

Interment: Somerset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Basking Ridge, NJ
A liturgy of Christian burial will be held on Thursday May 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 111 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ, at 1pm followed by burial in Somerset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Basking Ridge. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home at 101 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ on Wednesday, May 5 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Market Street Mission (973-538-0431; shelter@marketstreet.org) or Drexel Newman Catholic Community (215-590-8760;Newman@drexel.edu).
 For more information please contact the Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home at 908-766-0250 or visit www.gcfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by John Simoes on 10th August 2011

"I miss you, Bob. I recently watched 'Goodfellas' and remembered our movie nights together, with you saying DeNiro's lines in that movie.
Still hard to grasp I can't just call you up or meet you for sushi when I visited PA."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Girgenti on 17th May 2011

"Thank you for the sign, I now you are watching over all of us. It just isn't fair."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Brooks on 3rd May 2011

"Bobby, I think of you with a smile so often and miss you always. I am so grateful I have memories of you that stretch back to the 4th grade! Your legacy of goodness, humor, and compassion lives on.
Love,
Jenn"

This tribute was added by Tracey Fama on 2nd May 2011

"Time does not heal everything. Miss you so much my friend."

This tribute was added by Sean Flanagan on 2nd May 2011

"Bob's memory lives on. And that is what life is all about. Its clear that his life made an impact on so many people and these tributes are a testament to that. Rest in peace Bob. Love, Sean Michelle & Logan"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Girgenti on 1st May 2011

"Lindsey, you can be sure Uncle Bob is watching over you and all of us. We have our own personal angel. Matt, you put it so well,think before you act - WWUBD?
It is the way I will try to model my life. He is a hard act to follow but a big inspiratio"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Girgenti on 1st May 2011

"Seeing the high volume of people that have visited this site, makes me even more  aware of how much you touched our lives. I come here often, when I'm missing you.Just to see the love that is felt for you.I can't always leave a message though, to be"

This tribute was added by eileen lanza on 1st May 2011

"My heart breaks.......but thanks for touching it in such a way that nothing will erase all the memories we shared.....together and as a family.  God's speed Bob.  I love you.  Continue to look over all of us."

This tribute was added by Frances BUONO on 1st May 2011

"WE KEEP HIM IN OUR PRAYERS. WE ARE A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. FRANK AND FRANCES BUONO"

This tribute was added by Matt Lanza on 1st May 2011

"I couldn't be happier to have had Uncle Bob as my Godfather.  His positive outlook on life is really something to try to live by.  He lives on through anyone he knew, for he touched us all with happy memories.  So just think before you act: "WWUBD" ("

This tribute was added by Lou Sanlorenzo on 1st May 2011

"Betty and I often think of the good times spent with Bob and Kim and truly miss that love of life spirit.  You are continually in our thoughts and prayers.
Uncle Louie"

This tribute was added by jim casola on 1st May 2011

"Bobbee,
Sharing with you was a joy and a privilege. Something so rare in my life. Thanks.
Jim"

This tribute was added by Peter Wilderotter on 1st May 2011

"Dear Bob,
Thanks for your staunch and steadfast love to my children--they feel you every day and touch you through Kim's heart."

This tribute was added by tim lanza on 1st May 2011

"Im getting the chills reading these beautiful words left by everyone. It's important that we never forget my amazing Uncle Bob. There was and never will be anyone like him. I know your watching over aunt kim, and the rest of us everyday. Tim"

This tribute was added by Paul, Pat and Liam Wry on 1st May 2011

"I stop by Bob's resting place and talk with him all time time. We all three miss Bob so much but know that he is with God and that we will see him soon. Bob is in our thoughts and prayers today and everyday. It was a blessing to know him."

This tribute was added by Cecilia OFarrell on 1st May 2011

"Camila and I still tear every so often when we think of you gone. You are thoughtfully remembered with stories of our travel together. Camila and I will see Kim in New York and we will make NEW memories with YOU in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Susan Lanza on 1st May 2011

"If time is supposed to help us feel better, clearly one short year has not been enough time.  I love the vivid dreams I have had about Bob and how his smile is as it was. Missing you not only today but every day.
Susan"

This tribute was added by Tom Donelan on 1st May 2011

"Bob- We listened to the Cadence CD in the car last night- hearing your voice brought smiles to our faces, and tears to our eyes....so many wonderful memories that we all cherish. We're meeting at Mamma's today in your honor. Miss you so."

This tribute was added by maureen neal on 1st May 2011

"Kim,You and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers today and everyday.
I love you,Aunt Maureen"

This tribute was added by Lindsey Wilderotter on 30th April 2011

"Uncle Bob. Tomorrow it will be a year. I know you are looking down at me at college and that is why I feel safe. I love you and miss you.
Lindsey <3"

This tribute was added by elizabeth sanlorenzo on 10th January 2011

"Thank you for the sign Bobby.  Uncle Louie and I were having a piece of pizza, as you know, in Miami and we said you would have loved it - just at that moment, the cell phone beeped - it was the message from your "Forever Missed" Website.  Uncle Louie and I both smiled at each other!  We know you are looking down on us.  We miss you so much!!!!"

This tribute was added by John Simoes on 8th January 2011

"I miss you, Bob...

John"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Girgenti on 16th December 2010

"Missing you so much, Saturday we decorated the tree with Kim, her heart wasn't in it but she put on a brave front.Thinking of you, we all know how much you loved Christmas. Of course your birthday, yesterday was just too sad, We love Bob.
Momma G"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Girgenti on 15th November 2010

"Thank you to everyone who continues to post stories of Bob. I miss him so much and with his birthday and Christmas coming it is really going to be hard. I find comfort in this site and continue to visit and find comfort in reading the stories.Thank you. Love to you all, Kathy Girgenti"

This tribute was added by Elly Drees on 15th November 2010

"We miss you and love you, Bob! Do not let us forget than you are the shining light in our hearts and than you are never fully gone. The other day I was at soccer and I saw a little white butterfly. It landed on my shoulder and flew away. My grandma says that "little butterflies are signs of love from above". As the butterfly flew off, I actually cried and said,"I'll miss you Bob!" Lots of love."

This tribute was added by Sean Flanagan on 21st September 2010

"Kim, we were thinking of you and Bob the other day. Michelle was able to take a picture of a butterfly that sat and posed for her on the butterfly bush. Your mom has a copy of the photo. We'd like to think that it was Bob stopping by to say hello;)

Love, Sean, Michelle and Logan"

This tribute was added by Tom Donelan on 18th September 2010

"Ridge Light Opera's September Song'10 production is  being dedicated in Bob's memory. The performances are 9/23,24,25 at 8PM, with a matinee on Sat at 2pm. Bob's soaring tenor voice was featured in many RLO productions dating back to the late 90's. He was truly loved by the entire RLO gang and he is sorely missed. Rehearsals & gatherings just aren't the same without you!"

This tribute was added by tim lanza on 12th August 2010

"Just heard "dust in the wind" on the radio. Gave me the chills all over.. My Uncle Bob and his crew sang that song better than kansas did. Wish i could hear em do it again. miss ya uncle Bob.."

This tribute was added by Dominic Lanza on 2nd June 2010

"I cant express how i feel about uncle bob i love him so much.I'll miss our poker play'in.My prayers are in My Dad,Uncle Greg,Uncle Tom,Aunt Nancy,Aunt Kim,and Uncle Geoff,and friends of his.I Love you"

This tribute was added by Amy McCratic on 22nd May 2010

"Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about Bob.  I have a lot of fond memories from our short weekend in the Catskills.  My prayers have been with you since I heard.
Amy (Greiner) McCratic"

This tribute was added by luke lanza on 18th May 2010

"I loved him so so much. He is still in our hearts. In our prayers and always in memories. Aunt Kim I am sorry for you and everyone.I will always love him. But at least I have you,Mrs.G and everybody."

This tribute was added by Stefanie Haug on 11th May 2010

""When you look for me, look in your hearts. If I have a place there, I`m always with you". Bob, you definetly have a place in our hearts forever. Love, Stef, Margit,Christina and Michael"

This tribute was added by Marc Persing on 11th May 2010

"He made me laugh a lot with that great sense of humor he had. It was a pleasure and a privilege to have known Bob. I'll miss him deeply."

This tribute was added by Lou Sanlorenzo on 9th May 2010

""Even though our hearts are heavy, we must celebrate a life that was lived to the fullest and cheerish the great memories of a person that I will never forget. God speed my brother." Uncle Louie"

This tribute was added by elizabeth sanlorenzo on 8th May 2010

"Dearest Kim, Our hearts are breaking for you and for the loss of such a sweet and wonderful friend.  
We will never forget Bob and always know you are welcome to visit us where ever we are."

This tribute was added by Peter Wilderotter on 8th May 2010

"Life is about seizing the moment and making the best of it and you always did! You earned your reward and will be in my heart forever. Love Peter"

This tribute was added by Darlene Wyzga on 7th May 2010

"Although my heart is heavy, I truly know that you're already in heaven, no purgatory for you!  I will always remember & cherish your wonderful wit & closing the Summit Hotel bar after SC rehearsals."

This tribute was added by Barbara Bolella on 6th May 2010

"I am a friend of the McGlauflin's & I also met Greg many years ago thru Eclipse days. I see Bobby had that beautiful Lanza smile. A very sad tragedy that has even touched a stranger. God bless u all"

This tribute was added by Lindsey Wilderotter on 6th May 2010

"Uncle Bob, I will never forget you. I loved playing apples to apples and going to "The hut of pizza" with you. I love you forever Uncle Bob. Love, Lindsey"

This tribute was added by Chris Leonardo on 6th May 2010

"We are so sad for your loss.  Bob was simply wonderful in every way.  There was so much goodness in his soul that he brought out the best in all who knew him.  Our hearts are with you."

This tribute was added by Diane McGlauflin/DiSimone on 6th May 2010

"Thanks for the unforgettable childhood memories that will stay always in my heart.  I am so sorry for the loss of such a grand man.  Love Diane McGlauflin/DiSimone"

This tribute was added by Renato Frezolone on 5th May 2010

"What a great person! Bob is going to be in our hearts for ever and ever. Thanks for leting us to know you. God bless you. Renato, Thiago, Janete and Natal"

This tribute was added by Lou Beke on 5th May 2010

"I was a work acquaintance of Bob, tho no one who got to know Bob would consider himself a mere acquaintance.  I'm thankful I got to enjoy Bob's company once again a couple of weeks ago.  We met for lunch in Flemington.  Bob will be sorely missed. - Lou"

This tribute was added by maureen neal on 4th May 2010

"My Dear Sweet Kimberly. I am so sad for you. I wish I could take away your pain.Mom told me what a wonderful unique relationship you and Bob had.
You are in my prayers.Love Aunt Maureen"

This tribute was added by Erik Kent on 4th May 2010

"I'll truly miss Bob's friendship & passion for music & will enjoy memories of our time together. Keep On Smilin', Bob! I posted a video of him singing at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69IHcsV3cd4"

This tribute was added by Lois & Dawn Turpin on 4th May 2010

"Kim, ( Sam, Lisa & Kathy ), It was great to see you on Easter, and now so incredibly sorry to here of Bob's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you."

This tribute was added by Murray Spiegel on 4th May 2010

"Such a fun & upbeat person! Singing & performing w/Bob was a sublime joy. A truly unique voice & delightful personality that cheered all. His voice will be in my head forever. Goodbye my dear friend."

This tribute was added by maureen neal on 4th May 2010

"My Dear Sweet Kim.I wish I could take the pain away.I can't begin to tell you how sad I am for you.
Your mom always told me what a unique relationship the two of you had.I love you Kim,Aunt Maureen"

This tribute was added by Pablo Corbella on 3rd May 2010

"Kim, I would love to be there ... hug you ... and listen to some of the great times you live with Bob the last 12 years, and hope that your memory of the years you share with him brings you a smile"

This tribute was added by Michael Hritz on 3rd May 2010

"While it has been too long since I have enjoyed Bob's company, I will be forever blessed by my memories of his spirit and friendship.  Time with Bob meant smiles, laughter and fun.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Tracey Fama on 3rd May 2010

"Words cannot express how sad I am that I won't be hearing that beautiful voice sing, or enjoying a huge meal loaded with as much garlic as we could find! I love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Bob Mount on 3rd May 2010

"My dear, dear friend....I will never forget you, or the tremendous impact you had in my life.  Your kindness, warmth and good humor will never be forgotten.  I'll MISS YOU, BOBBY BOY!!! :'("

This tribute was added by Frances BUONO on 3rd May 2010

"WE ARE SO SORRY. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO EXPRESS HOW WE FEEL. KEEP STRONG. WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS.  FRANK AND FRANCES BUONO,  THERESA GELARDO,S AUNT."

This tribute was added by Michelle Flanagan on 2nd May 2010

"Kim (Sam, Lisa, and Aunt Kathleen), No words can express the emotions of a time like this. Please know that you and Bob are in our thoughts, prayers and actions.

Love, Sean, Michelle & Logan"


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