Rob Vanatta - 1963

(Died November 15, 2008)












Published in The Palm Beach Post on 11/17/2008

Robert Williams "Rob" Vanattta, 63, of Columbia and St. Louis, MO and Jupiter, FL, passed away Saturday, November 15th at his home in Jupiter, FL.

Rob held undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri, and he played on the Missouri basketball team under his father, Bob Vanatta. Rob worked as a corporate attorney in Missouri, Minnesota and New Jersey.

Rob was best known by family and friends as someone who loved life to the fullest, enjoyed his friends and family, never quit and made the best of any situation, making others laugh even while fighting cancer in his last months.

Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Vanatta; a son, Matthew Vanatta; parents Bob and Lois Vanatta; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Tim and Rhonda Vanatta and Tom Vanatta.

A celebration of his life will be held in a private location.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor to Hospice of Palm Beach County.

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