Robert Don Mander
Robert Don Mander, 67, of Glendale, Arizona and Clearfield, Utah, died February 2, 2022, in Clearfield, Utah, surrounded by his family. He was born May 4, 1954, to Robert and Ruth Mander in Pocatello, Idaho. He was the fourth of six children and was always the clown of the family. He loved growing up with his sisters and brother in Columbia, South Carolina.
His family moved to Glendale, Arizona in 1969. Bob attended Utah State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in forestry and computer science and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He continued his education at USU and earned a master’s degree in statistics.
Bob proudly served as an aerial photographer in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Ft. Sumter in Sumter, South Carolina, and then at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah.
Bob worked as a software engineer at McDonnell Douglas, where he programmed the autopilot software for flight simulators and Apache helicopters. He retired from Honeywell as a field
engineer and program manager. He was well liked and respected in his career.
He served an LDS mission in New Zealand, where he spent most of his time as scoutmaster. He always felt a special connection with Kiwi culture, and some of his favorite memories were
spent with the Māori people.
He was an avid fisherman and angler, and also loved collecting and tying fishing ties. He enjoyed photography and developing pictures in his dark room. He loved being in nature,
camping, painting, video games, building Legos and models, and watching movies.
Robert is survived by his son Robert Travis Mander and wife Alesha, and daughter Ashley Rocchio and husband Christopher; his sisters Shirley (Richard) Nawrocki, Marilyn (Dennis)
Trimble, Karen (Ron) Engler, and his brother Mark (Kathy) Mander; and his beloved grandchildren Rylee, Kaden, Autumn and Zoey, by whom he was proud to be known as “Big
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Mander, his sister Susan, brother-in-law Joseph: and his precious dog Sadie, who was his constant companion and best
Inurnment services will be held Monday, February 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.
Due to Robert’s wishes, we are asking that you attend virtually. Services will be live streamed via Bob’s Facebook account. The service will also be recorded and posted on social
In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made in Robert’s name to your choice of the following firefighter or education charities:
The International Association of Firefighters Cancer Fund at https://www.firehero.org/donate/
Davis Education Foundation at https:// dsdgive.net/event/2