A photo of Robert M. “Bobby” Watunya

Robert M. “Bobby” Watunya

November 14, 1958 - August 29, 2020

Robert Michael “Bobby” Watunya, age 61, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in Kidlington, England on November 14, 1958, he was a son of the late George and Valerie G. (Lewis) Watunya. He was a graduate of Salesianum and made his career as a maintenance technician for CSX Railroad.

 Bobby enjoyed reading the Bible, visiting the beach, attending 12 step recovery meetings and the ladies. An avid football fan, you could always find him cheering on his favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bobby is survived by his children, Kristie L. Watunya of Wilmington and Justin M. McHugh of New Castle; brother, Steven G. Watunya of Wilmington; sister, Karen M. Miller (George) of Middletown; and nieces, Jennifer M. McDonald, Ashley M. Miller and Lauren V. Miller.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, September 4, 2020, at Grace United Methodist Church, 900 N. Washington Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801, where a celebration of life will begin at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s name to Grace United Methodist Church, at the address listed above or Holy Spirit Parish, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE 19720.

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30 Condolences for Robert M. “Bobby” Watunya

  • My deepest condolences to the Watunya family. Steven & Karen ..Bobby was a childhood friend. He will be missed! I knew your parents! Condolences from the Santana family

  • Thinking of all of you. May the days get easier knowing that he no longer is suffering. God Bless.

  • Karen, Steven and families and Bobby’s children, losing a loved one is never an easy thing and I know at times BOBBY lead a bit of a troubled life. He is now at peace and in a better place. I’ll always remember his smiling face and charming ways. RIP BOBBY YOU’VE EARNED YOUR WINGS

  • My prayers are with the family at this time. May God be with you all for comfort and strength

  • Miss you bobby! But I know youre already enjoying Heaven❤

  • I have a broken heart missing my brother terrible. Rest in peace love you Steven

  • Rest In Peace my brother. May you be with your Lord.

  • Bobby my dear brother!
    My body guard !
    Miss you already ! No phone calls! I can imaging you couldn’t wait to give our Heaven. father a big 🤗 and running to mom and dad ! Then you will be dancing with all the beautiful ladies !
    You never gave up! A strong warrior ! Thank you for being the best brother ! One more favor? Can you be my “guardian angel”?
    I love you always! You are in my heart ❤️
    🤟
    Your baby sister ! “ A mother Hen” who kept you straight!

  • Bobby I miss you already!
    I am so glad that I was able to help knock off a few of your bucket list requests.
    I know your are in a much better place with no more suffering.
    Please tell your parents as well as mine that we miss them dearly.
    Love you always & forever – GRock

  • Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God comfort you and the strength to Miller family and Watunya family.

    Bobby was such a sweet charmer and his smile lit up the room. He will be missed!

    With blessings n prayers n love, ❤️🙏
    Kelly
    (Karen’s childhood friend of 48 years)

  • Karen/Steven and his kids-Richard/I are sorry Bobby passed away. We’ll missed him as laughing..enjoying his chat. The Eagles will missed him. He’ll running to his parents and friends. He have wonderful blessing his family/friends. He has lots support around him. 🙏🏻

  • R.IP bob until we meet again we always had alot of fun growing up in Garfield patk after you walk throw them pearly gates and you see my brother tell him i love him and miss him and every one else you will never be forgotten you will always be in are hearts

  • My deepest sympathy for Karen and her family. May God be with you all for comfort and peace.

  • To: Karen, George, Steven and all of Bobby’s family , may God give you the peace that is needed in this time of sorrow.
    When your parents die, it is said you lose your past; when your spouse dies, you lose your present, and when your child dies
    You lose your future, however, when your sibling dies, you lose a part of your past, your present and your future.
    Our condolences from Barry, Anna Maria, and Michael

  • My sympathy and condolences to my brother George and Karen and family.💔
    I have many memories of Bobby at family get togethers over the years. God bless 🙏 ❤

  • So very sorry for the family on Bobby’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends!! See ya on the other side Bobby!! Tell your Mom and Dad I said hello!!

  • I remember you fondly. Rest In Peace my RailRoad brother.

  • Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. Losing a sibling is so difficult. Bobby will always be with you as long as you hold his memories in your heart. May God bless you and keep you near. Michael, Barb, and Marlowe

  • Dear Karen, George and Girls
    Although I did not know Bobby, I am certain that you, Karen, and your family were his Guardian Angels here on earth. he was very fortunate to have such special loving and caring family in his life!
    Sending my love and prayers, as always, Karen.
    Love, Joan

  • Bobby was always a ray of sunshine at the Sunday morning meeting. I will miss his enthusiasm and zest for recovery. There is AA in heaven and a big alumni group from Salesianum!

  • You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother, I know how hard to lose a sibling. He was a good guy. He’ll be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. He is in a better place now.
    Hugs,
    Dawn Becker

  • My deepest sympathies to everyone! I’m sure he will be missed alot! God has received another angel!

  • My heart goes out to all of you! Your love for him was a mighty love Karen and George! I know you are going to miss him greatly. Lucky you … that you were able hit his bucket list! It sure looked like a great ride! May God Bless each and every one of his survivors and you find rest and peace knowing his life is complete! Big hugs to you.

  • RIP BOBBY,
    Prayers sent to the entire family 🙏🌹🙏

  • Dear Steven & Karen
    I am so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your DEAR brother Bobby. I last saw him over a year ago at Bills funeral service with you Steven. He told me he was ill and what he was going though. I was sh picked and i prayed for him to make a full recovery. I guess God wanted him home with your parents. Steven the 2 of you seemed to be inseparable always together & always smiling. He loved you so much.
    Karen you are so sweet and he loved his little sister so much. I know he was very proud of you also. Im sorry fr all the pain you both are going through including his children and family. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. God Bless…your old neighbor and friend..Rose

  • Prayers for the family. I’ll never forget the great time we had in Florida last year. RIP Bobby.

  • Thinking of you all today and in the days ahead. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all!!

  • Bobby was a great friend and buddy to my wife Nancy & I, we will miss him greatly , his smile & sunny personality made our days !Our condolences to the family.

  • I went to high school with Bobby at Salesianum. We were both in the class of 1976. I have not seen him since graduation, 44 years ago but am saddened to hear of his death. I watched the beautiful video that highlighted his life. It looks like he had a happy one. I send my sympathies to his family.

  • The Santana family extends our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences in the loss of Bobby (Robert). He was a family friend who grew up with our family from a very young age. We will all miss Bobby and will cherish the memories of him. A loved ones passing is never easy. Allow the love of others to lift your family in this time of grief and sorrow. We are all sharing in your family’s sadness with love and friendship.

    May the passage of time heal the family’s grief; may Bobby’s family find comfort in fond, loving memories of him. Praying that his extended family and friends continuously be surrounded by God’s love, healing and peace. In loving memory of Bobby. Rest in peace.
    “GONE FROM OUR SIGHT, BUT NEVER FROM OUR HEARTS!”