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Robert Angelo Di Cenzi

1948 - 2021



Robert Angelo Di Cenzi, age 72, of Payson, Arizona passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Bob was born in Pennsylvania to Elian (Leo) and Elizabeth Pearl Di Cenzi on August 23,1948.  Bob married the love of his life Karen, after serving in Vietnam with the 92nd Assault Helicopter Company. Bob and Karen raised four children and adored their 11 grandchildren during their life. After the loss of his beloved Karen, Bob enjoyed traveling to Mexico and being in the company of his loyal companion dogs Sophie and Lilly.

Bob leaves behind his children, Shanon Rosa (John), Tonya de Werd (Kevin), Brett Curtice (Michael), and Robert ‘Bing’ Di Cenzi (Tracy). He is survived by his grandchildren, Robert, Jacob, Victoria, Gina, Emily, Cody, Brandon, Elizabeth, Robert III, Adam, Tatum, and two great grandchildren, Amara and McKinley. His sister Toni and her children Joe, Nick, and Lizzy, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sister (Barbara), and brothers (William and Kenneth).

Bob’s life celebration will be held at Messinger Indian School Mortuary from 2-4pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7601 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. A private interment with full military honors will be held Saturday, July 31st at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park located at 355 W Round Valley Rd, Payson, AZ 85541.

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July 29, 2021 5:29 PM

We love you and will miss you so much! Until we meet again! - Love your sister! Hartman & Volpe Families!

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Janai Raughton and Family

July 30, 2021 7:27 AM

Thinking of you and your family today. May your Dad and Mom be on Angels wings watching over you. Sending comfort, and love to all.
Janai Raughton and Family

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July 21, 2021 11:41 AM

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Clifford Duane Ernst

July 20, 2021 1:30 PM

I remember Bob when he started working for Nissan. He was in the Parts Department as a Coordinator. He lived in Casa Grande at the time. He was well liked by All.... His Political views were challenged by many..... Co-workers loved to challenge Bob every morning, on any subject concerning our Government, President, Economy and other political subjects. Bob never let down his guard. I went to his house in Casa Grande with other Co-workers and had a BBQ. Karen cooked up some Burgers, and everyone had a great time. I worked on Bob's Truck and repaired his Air Conditioner. He was very grateful and Thanked me. I didn't charge him anything for my time and told him to put the money towards the cost of the BBQ. Bob and I went Target shooting many times, while he was living in Payson. I will always remember the Good Times we had. His love for Mexico and his Dogs was very much going to be a Chapter in his life that he wanted to make memorable. Now Bob is with Karen in Heaven and all is well here on Planet Earth. R.I.P. Bob DiCenzi *****

Noreen McGarry

July 20, 2021 1:22 PM

I knew Bob when we were teenagers in Cleveland Hts Ohio. We were all friends ..Tom Torruso ..Chuck Bruno … Toni..Bob’s sister and myself. A fabulous man and a good friend. Lost touch over the years and connected again on FB. May he Rest In Peace. And blessings to his whole family. Noreen McGarry

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