Robert P. Blennerhassett
July 7, 1946 - January 3, 2021
Robert (Bob) Phillip Blennerhassett, 74, of San Carlos, died on Jan 3, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on July 7, 1946 to Phillip R. Blennerhassett and Annette I. Hartje in San Francisco, CA. He was survived by his spouse, Claudia Blennerhassett. His sister Shirley A. Angeloni and brother in law William C. Angeloni. His nephew Bill Angeloni and his wife Pat and their two children: Ellen and Ryan. His niece Christina Sanders and husband, Doug, and three children: Joshua. Nathan, and Wyatt. His mother in law Dorotea Giannini. His sister in law Stefanie Lucchesi, wife of Giovanni Lucchesi. His niece Nadia, wife of Andrea Baroni and their son Alessio. His niece Daniela, wife of Mike Peckham and two sons: Giovanni and Nico. His aunts: Lina Fabbri and family and Paolo Silvestri and family.
After graduating Balboa High School, Bob entered trade school which led to his career as a Superintendent of Maintenance at SFO International Airport where he had a successful career and retired on July 1, 2006.
He met the love of his life, Claudia, three doors down from his childhood home when Claudia had just immigrated from Italy. They were married on September 21, 1969 at the Epiphany in San Francisco. They enjoyed going on cruises to experience exotic locations, one of their most treasured was going on a month-long journey through Asia. A passion they shared was traveling to these locations and acquiring traditional art and sculptures. In celebration of Claudia's Italian heritage, they traveled frequently to visit her family and home in San Cassiano. He would also enjoy a getaway here and there to Las Vegas for a good weekend gambling trip.
When not traveling, Bob enjoyed watching sports, especially Giants and the Forty Niners. He loved BBQing, perfecting his cream puffs, and hosting both sides of his family for a large Easter dinner filled with his family and friends. Due to Claudia's Italian heritage he was an active member of Lucchesi Nel Mondo and attended many events at Peninsula Italian American Social Club. However, Bob's biggest joy and accomplishment in life was building his beautiful home from the ground up, maintaining it and he took much pride in his home.
We would like to thank all the staff and doctors at Kaiser Redwood City and their hospice team and Davita Dialysis Center for all their hard work and continued care.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date for his friends and family.
Please in lieu of flowers, Bob and Claudia donated to St Jude Children's Research Hospital: www.stjude.org
or by phone: (800) 478-5833