Rob Waters, 63, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2023 surrounded by those closest to him. He was born on March 22, 1960, in Anchorage, Alaska. Robert, also known as Rob or Roby, was a hard-working individual who dedicated most of his life to working in construction. He even had his own business on the side, specializing in cabinet making, which brought additional income to support his family. Rob had an infectious laugh and a witty sense of humor. He was a skilled craftsman and contractor and was often found working late hours into the night frequently with his father, brothers, son and sometimes nephews to meet an upcoming deadline on a project. This is where he shared his skills, jokes and stories and those memories will never be forgotten.
Rob was a devoted husband and family man. He is survived in death by his father Steffan, Karin his loving wife of 41 years, his children, Brent Waters (wife Syrena) and Brooklyn Riff (husband John), as well as his seven cherished grandchildren, Jameson, Rylan, Brynlee, Annistyn, Jemma, Barrett, and Oliver. He also leaves behind his surviving siblings: sister Judy and his brothers Ed (wife Aretta) and John (wife Holly), along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Rob was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Lois Waters, and his grandmothers, Fanny Stout and Gertrude Geldarski.
In his free time, which was not as much as he might have wanted due to pressing work demands. Rob enjoyed fishing and spending quality time with his family, particularly his sweet grandchildren. He found joy in their company and treasured every moment shared with them.
Rob was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a 2 year mission in Taiwan. Here he learned to speak Mandarin Chinese and developed a great love for the culture. He would share that love of the culture in the form of delicious recipes that he would prepare for his family on the New Year’s holiday.
A funeral service will be held on September 23, 2023, at 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7145 E Monterey Ave. Prior to the service, a visitation will take place on September 22, 2023, from 6-8:00 pm at Bunker Garden Chapel. Interment will follow the service at City of Mesa Cemetery.
The funeral arrangements are being handled by Bunker Garden Chapel in Mesa, AZ.
Rob Waters will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.