Born in Brawley, CA to his loving parents Roberto and Esperanza, Bob passed away on his birthday surrounded by his family and dear friends. On that day, family and friends celebrated his birthday as Bob would have celebrated any birthday. He had bravely undergone six months of intensive treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Bob lived all his life in the Turlock and Modesto area. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary and Turlock High School. He worked in the food and market industry, most recently at Cost-Less Market. He valued his job and he was known as a dedicated, hard-working employee.
Bob was a fun loving man who rode motorcycles, enjoyed watersports in the nearby lakes, had an interest in cars, and viewing all sports. But in particular, he was a die-hard fan of the Raiders. He also possessed a wicked sense of humor, making all laugh with his funny stories. He was known for cooking a mean menudo and posole, making jumbo tamales, and he was a master at the BBQ.
Bob was truly loved and adored by his family, and is survived by his treasured children, Bobby an Phylicia. He will be remembered and never forgotten by his siblings; Luisa, SP, Liz and Lionel (Denise); nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, his wide circle of friends, and his coworkers. His loving companion, Edie Spetch, will miss him dearly.
Bob and his family are grateful for the outstanding medical attention he received from Emanuel Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF, Memorial Hospital and the Alexander Cohen Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home (Riverside Chapel) 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson CA.
Lakewood Funeral Home is entrusted with services, visit www.lakewoodhughson.com to leave condolences.
Wednesday April 25, 2012