"Robert lived everything to the max," said Bonnie Bennedsen, aunt.
He was an outstanding running back on the Football team and star, champion wrestler in High School and achieved Academic Awards. During HS, he also served as a Volunteer firefighter and was qualified as an FD trainer.
"You will always have our heart. You will always be our hero." Rick Sassara, football coach
"He was my energy, the son anybody would be happy to have, a friend you only find once in your life if you're lucky." Mike Bredice, family friend.
"Robert loved with no bounds - if you were in trouble he was there to help." Evan Mattingly, friend.
In his spare time, he was restoring his 1967 Camaro RS/SS. He enjoyed SCUBA diving, particularly in Hawaii.