- 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, NJInterment: 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; firstname.lastname@example.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.
"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."
"Thank you for the sign, I now you are watching over all of us. It just isn't fair."
"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.
"Time does not heal everything. Miss you so much my friend."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"WE KEEP HIM IN OUR PRAYERS. WE ARE A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. FRANK AND FRANCES BUONO"
"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" ("
"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.
Sharing with you was a joy and a privilege. Something so rare in my life. Thanks.
Thanks for your staunch and steadfast love to my children--they feel you every day and touch you through Kim's heart."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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.
"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."
"Kim,You and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers today and everyday.
I love you,Aunt Maureen"
"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.
"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!!!!"
"I miss you, Bob...
"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.
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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!"
"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.."
"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"
"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"
"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."
""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"
"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."
""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"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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!!! :'("
"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."
"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"
Have a suggestion for us?