Robert Anthony Passananti

Robert Anthony Passananti

October 18, 1962 - December 20, 2010

Robert Anthony Passananti

October 18, 1962 - December 20, 2010


Robert Anthony Passananti, a loving and devoted father and husband, died on December 20, 2010 from complications related to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Robert was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2005 and had a life-saving bone marrow transplant on June 23, 2010 at City of Hope. He fought bravely and gracefully everyday. He went into cardiac arrest and died at home in his wife’s arms, and if he had to go it was exactly how he would want to go.

Robert was a devoted family man and his main priority was his family. When his first child, Amerdeep, was born in 2002, he decided that he longer wanted to be work in the corporate world and log the long travel hours because he could not bear to be away from his son. He decided then to retire from the corporate world as an IT consultant and become a stay-at-home dad and start his own real estate investing company, Kern Property Management Group, LLC. He continued to invest in raw land and shape and mold his children. His daughter, Mayadeep, was born in 2004 and Robert continued to take great pleasure and joy in taking his children to parks, lunch, and playdates.

In September 2005 he was diagnosed with leukemia and started six rounds of chemotherapy. He enjoyed 18 months of remission until the cancer returned in January 2008. He attacked his cancer like everything else in his life: he read research papers, investigated the best doctors and treatment centers and did it with a sense of humor. It wasn’t unusual to find Robert laughing to an episode of Sienfeld while he was getting infused with his chemotherapy drugs.

Seandeep was born in January 2008 and brought immense joy to Robert’s life. He loved his children more than anything in the world and loved wrestling with them. He loved reading with them, doing the Sunday kids crossword puzzle with them, going for walks and picking flowers with Mayadeep, talking to them about astronomy and cars and helping them with their homework.

Robert also leaves behind his wife of 13 years, Hardip Passananti. They had a very special love and he will be missed immensely.

Robert had a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine and an MBA in business. His love of learning never ended though. He loved learning new things and textbooks were his books of choice to read. He especially had a fascination with the brain and memory and how the eye worked and astronomy and loved explaining and discussing these with his wife and kids. Robert loved cars and took great joy in driving his yellow 2005 Turbo S Porsche.

In addition to his wife and children, Robert is survived by his mother Valerie Delgatto, his father Tony Passananti, his stepmother Pamela Passananti and his sister Laura Ditch.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2010, 10:00 AM at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA.

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13 responses to Robert Anthony Passananti

  1. Dear Hardip & your beautiful family, although our lives never mingled, you lived close to our hearts because Roberts dad Tony & his wife Pam are very dear friends to us.They shared all the excitement they felt when you & Robert met, and especially when you were married. The greatest joy came when the children were born. You both were so alive to us thru Tony & Pam. So it was only natural that when you both faced this battle of sickness that our hearts were heavy for you both.Yes we prayed & we prayed hard, but thru it all our God had other plans, ones we were not praying for. Thru it all we saw a wonderful man & his loving wife stand together and face what life brought their way. Robert taught us all in his living & passing how to love and be brave & always keep fighting. We want you to know that although Robert is no longer here on earth we know he is just a wisper away & will forever be by your side to guide you & love from afar. This is the hardest thing you will ever have to handle, but please know that we will still be lifting you all up in prayer to our God who will sustain you all. please accept our deepest sympathy and regrets, our Love, Linda & Iggy Antico xoxo Bless you all!!!

  2. Art Adamian says:

    Dear Passananti Family,
    I knew Robert for a short time but seemed like I knew him longer. He was a great person and a great family man. He always talked about his family, wife, and most of all his kids. He was a fighter. My condolences to wife, kids, and loved ones that are left behind. We will miss you Rob. RIP.
    Art & Family

  3. Andre Tate says:

    To Robert’s family,
    I met Robert several years ago through an automotive website. We used to get together early in the morning with a bunch of other guys to meet and talk cars. Those were times that I will always treasure. Please know he is in my heart and will be missed.
    Sincerely, Andre

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