Passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Portage, MI. Robert was born August 23, 1970 in Downey, CA the son of Vincent and Joan (Hanke) Mainardi. He was employed as a delivery driver for Oven Fresh Bakery, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gun stores, U.F.C., and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He loved his friends and family, especially his children. Surviving are two sons, Brandon and Jacob Mainardi of Comstock; sister, Judy Frelin of Kalamazoo; step sister, Melissa Surdick of Otsego; two step brothers, Rick (Tina) Surdick of Three Rivers, Dale Surdick of the Phillipines; special friends, Amy Partanen of Comstock, Karen Krajewski of Portage, Brian and Carrie Axe; Aunt and Uncle, Bill and Dee Axe of Kalamazoo; niece, Sherra Frelin of Jonesboro, AR. He was preceded in death by step father, who raised him, Leo Surdick; step sister, Marjorie Lasly; step brother, Lynn Surdick. Friends are being received Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm at the Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008, (269) 343-6156 where a memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 1, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Shooting Sports. Foundation.