10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Robert Eugene Tangherlini April 14, 1995 - August 9, 2021

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I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

 “God’s got my back.”

Robby’s favorite saying

Robert Tangherlini (Robby, Rob) was born to parents Vince and Kim Tangherlini and to brother Vincent Tangherlini on April 14, 1995, and lived in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, until moving to Eagle, Idaho, in June 2021.  He attended Arroyo Vista Elementary and Middle Schools where he participated in Band and Theatre.  As a youth, he played soccer, baseball, and basketball, and took drum lessons.  Robby attended Tesoro High School where he competed in Comedy Sportz (Freshman through Senior years) and Boys Lacrosse (Sophomore through Senior years.)  Although lacking experience (the other players began playing Lacrosse in Middle School), Robert determined to find a place where he could make a significant contribution to the team.  Through personal effort and time commitment and with the help of one of his coaches, he became one of the top face-off men in the state of California.  After graduation in 2013, Robert attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI), graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences.  At UCI Rob was on the Dean’s Honor List for eight quarters, played Lacrosse, and participated in the Young Republicans.  Following graduation from UCI, Robert became a Certified Emergency Medical Technician and a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I.   He worked as a Lab Assistant II at UCI Medical Center in Irvine, California, in the Orthopedic Surgery Surgical Skills Lab, which is a cadaver lab that hosts Resident Grand Rounds as well as corporate and community labs.  Robert also volunteered at COSMOS Science Summer School, Irvine, California, where he collaborated with middle school age participants in developing their skills in the use of laboratory equipment and supplies, in understanding statistical analysis, and in formatting hypotheses and reports.  After moving to Idaho, Robert worked at Interpath Laboratory as a Phlebotomist, at Wright Physical Therapy as a PT Assistant, and on the weekends, he worked at a gym.  Robert’s career goals included applying to Physician’s Assistant programs once he was settled in Idaho.

Robby loved God, family, country, and playing Lacrosse.  He hoped to volunteer at the local middle school working with young face off men.  He also enjoyed skateboarding, drawing, music, and movies.  Robert relished MMA and was committed to following the sport; he planned to join a gym and train in the sport for fitness. He believed everyone should live their best life, which for him was based in Christ and expressed in love, tolerance, and forgiveness.  Being a devoted son, loving brother, and loyal friend, he was generous to a fault, especially with his time and talents.  A deeply sentimental man, Robby saved every gift, ticket stub, note, etc., ever given to him by people he cared for or from special events he attended.  He was a kind, gentle, and honest man, who strove to live a moral and honorable life.

Leaving behind a loving memory, Robert will be greatly missed by his family:  Vince and Kim Tangherlini (parents) and brother, Vincent Tangherlini; cherished cousins—Dr. Sammy Jo Abair (David and 2nd cousin Westley), Capt. Kyle R. Shaner (Marni and 2nd cousin Piper), Luke Shaner (Baylee), Hunter Shaner, Sydney Shaner, Jasen Tangherlini, James Tangherlini, Major Giuseppe Tangherlini (La’Tise and 2nd cousin Alessandro), and Anthony Tangherlini (Jessica and 2nd cousin Ada).  He adored his surviving aunts and uncles:  Kevin and Mary Shaner, Kyle and Cindy Shaner, Kraig and Jenifer Shaner, Steve and Carmen Tangherlini, and Joe and Cheryl Tangherlini.  He also leaves behind numerous beloved friends, including his best friend David Campbell (Ellia).

Robby was his father’s strength, his brother’s laughter, and his mother’s heart.  He was the champion of the underdog, the disenfranchised, the lonely, and the broken-hearted.  For all who loved him, Robert (Robby, Rob) embodied faith, commitment, and goodness, with which he covered and protected his family and friends, and which remain as a memory of his brief but meaningful life.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

Whoever believes in me, though he die yet shall he live,

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.

Do you believe this?”

John 11:25-26

There will be a memorial service on March 25, 2022 at 1pm at Bowman Funeral Chapel, 10254 W Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, ID  83714.

To watch the memorial service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/692436618

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:

Tesoro High School Boys Lacrosse (Robby loved the sport and the team) or to the charity of your choice.  Checks can be made out to:  Tesoro Lacrosse Booster Club-boys; and mailed to:  Tesoro Lacrosse Booster Club-boys, 28562 Oso Parkway, D-509, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  92688



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    Susan Demas says

    Today is your birthday and I learned of your leaving this earth. My heart is broken. You were a rising star, full of life, full of joy and with so much to offer this world. You came to my lab as a junior at UCI and quickly learned your position, worked hard and offered assistance whenever your could…that I learned was just you. A little while after your graduation, I reached out, hoping and grateful you would apply and accept a position to work at the lab. You never disappointed in your dedication to do a good job and to make me laugh. If humor keeps a person young, you turned the clock back a decade or more for me with your jokes and perspectives of life. You were so young yet so mature and thoughtful of others. I’m having to let the ones you worked with at UCI know of your passing. It isn’t easy. Everyone is so sad, including me…I can’t stop crying. I hope you know how loved you were. I hope you know we thought we would see you on this earth once again. Yes, there is another time to meet up and enjoy your contagious smile and quick wit, but for now, we are sad and our hearts hurt. And if you see this from heaven know, I am keeping your number so I can read the popcorn text; it brings me joy and laughter and reminds me so much of you. Robert, you will always be in my heart.

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      Kimila Tangherlini says

      Dear Susan:

      Thank you for the beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Robert. I wept all the way through it and return to it to read again and again. I am so glad you saw Robby as I do; he was such a loving, giving, kind, thoughtful person. He dedicated himself to his work and always did a good job. His sense of humor kept us young too, and his wisdom and insights were beyond his years. I will never understand why we couldn’t have him longer, but we were so blessed to have him for 26 years. The world needs people like Robert.

      Thank you again for loving him.

      With gratitude,
      Kim Tangherlini

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    Genai says

    Robert was a friend I will never forget. He treated me with so much kindness from the day we met and made me laugh until I cried more times than I can count. He was witty, incredibly smart, and treated his friends like gold. I feel so blessed I was able to call him my friend. I don’t know how to wrap my head around the fact that he’s passed, it feels impossible and so, so heavy. Though years have passed since we last saw each other, the memories of those movie nights, comedy sports matches, and backyard hang-outs still feel like yesterday. Robert’s kindness and love for his friends impacted so many people, myself included. My heart aches for all those who love him. Wishing his family love and light always.


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    Mark Gibson says

    Robert was one of the greatest men I’ve ever met. He walked with a fearless authenticity which immediately put all around him at ease. From elementary, middle, and high school Rob and I grew up together. From an early age he was easily one of the kindest people you could ever hope to meet. Compassionate, driven, talented, fun, and above all kind. I will miss him more than words could ever tell. Love, Light, and Peace to the entire Tangherlini family. You made this world that much brighter Robert, and you will continue to live on in our hearts, minds, and memories.

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