Robert W. Ahrendt, of Gilbert , AZ passed away on April 27, 2010 at the age of 51, suddenly but peacefully. Robert was born in San Diego , CA on July 21, 1958 to John Ahrendt Jr. and Fern [ Wilson ] Ahrendt. His family and friends will always remember how much he loved the Lord, how he made us laugh and his sense of adventure. He will be missed and forever in our hearts. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Melissa; daughters Patricia and Sarah Ahrendt; mother Fern Ahrendt; brother John Ahrendt III and sister Kathy Thale, and those he loved. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with a funeral service on Friday, May 7 at 3:00 pm at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Road in Mesa . Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: WorldVision.com.