Robert Sanna, Sr.

Obituary of Robert J. Sanna, Sr.

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Robert J. “Bob” Sanna, Sr., 74, of Yardville, NJ, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2024 at RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. Born in Trenton, Bob was a lifelong area resident. He was a 1967 Graduate of Trenton High School. Bob retired as Fire Inspector after 23 years of service to Hamilton Township Fire District #6. He was also an instructor of Fire Chemistry at the John T. Dempster Fire Training Center, ran a program for juvenile fire starters and was active with the Office of Emergency Management, as well as, a mentor to many young firefighters. He was the recipient of the White Horse Volunteer Fire Company Robert J. Coria Memorial Award for outstanding performance as a rookie fireman in 1979. Bob was a Charter member and drum instructor for the Hamilton Township Pipe and Drum Band. He began playing in drum and bugle corps with the Little Devils in Bordentown, NJ, and then joined Blue Rock in Delaware where he was the original “baby elephant.” He also played with several other corps throughout the years. Bob was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Trenton, NJ, and enjoyed fishing, wood carving and restoration of church statues. Son of the late Joseph and Doris Hill Sanna, brother of the late Shirley Schaffener and father of the late Elizabeth A. Sanna and Robert J. Sanna, Jr., he is survived by his beloved wife Barbara J. Carlini Sanna, his son Michael (Dena) Sanna, his daughter-in-law Grace Sanna, his grandchildren Andrew and Jaime Sanna and Christopher Vargo and Gia Angelo and his great-grandson and best buddie Collin Vargo. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 540 Chestnut Ave., Trenton. There will be no services Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, 1800 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ. Relatives and friends may visit on Friday from 5 to 8 PM at Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White horse Ave., Hamilton, NJ ( Fire company service will be at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of the Angels Parish, 19 Bayard St., Trenton, NJ 08611 (, Mt. Carmel Guild, 73 N. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08609 ( or Catholic Charities, 383 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08607 (
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 12, 2024
Kingston and Kemp Funeral Home
260 White Horse Ave.
Hamilton, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Immaculate Conception Church
540 Chestnut Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey, United States


Greenwood Cemetery
1800 Hamilton Ave.
Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
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Robert Sanna, Sr.

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Robert Sanna, Sr.

1949 - 2024

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