Robert Stanley Obituary (1940 – 2022) – Oro Valley, AZ

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, Robert (Bob) Lee Stanley, beloved partner, father, and
grandfather, passed away in Oro Valley, AZ. He was eighty-one years old, just 3.5 hours shy of
his 82nd birthday. A southern California native born to Robert Wilson Stanley and Sylvia
Martha (Hoke) Stanley in Long Beach, California. Bob graduated from Jordan High School in
Long Beach, CA and from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Business
Administration (B.B.A.) with emphasis in Finance and Financial Management Services. Bob
was also an Army Veteran. He spent many years working in the Equipment Financing and
Leasing Industry working for companies like, Metropole Leasing, Bank of Boston, Westover
Financial and owning his own company, Channel Funding.
Bob had a love of travel and visited every continent. Some of his favorite trips were an African
Safari, a culinary tour in Vietnam and Thailand, watching the America’s Cup in Australia and
most recently a trip to the Holy Lands. Bob loved the ocean, sailing and scuba diving and took
several trips to explore South America. He was an avid supporter of South Coast Repertory
Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA and enjoyed many seasons as an opening night supporter and
volunteer. Bob also supported the Boys Republic in Pasadena and enjoyed his yearly handout of
Della Robbia wreaths to family members and clients. He had a love for golf which he passed on
to his children and grandchildren. He spent many years volunteering for the Toshiba Classic
which is now the Hoag Classic where he ran the Leader Boards and eventually oversaw the crew
for the Golf Channel. Bob always enjoyed working out and even took up yoga and Thai Chi.
Bob loved and adored his family attending as many grandchildren events as possible. He is
survived by his beloved partner Joanne Oliver, daughter Laura Burnes and her husband Thomas,
their two children Brayden and Tiki and his son Michael Stanley, his wife Carole and their two
children Sienna and Donavan. Bob will have two Celebration of Life events, one in Oracle, AZ
on 10/8 and another on 11/26 in Newport Beach, CA.
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Published by Vistoso Funeral Home on Sep. 21, 2022.

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