My father was and always will be my inspiration to be the best that I could be. He guided me in my life towards becoming better educated. Although it was a struggle to maintain my travels on the straight and narrow road, I always found my way back. No matter what. I value the morals that my father introduced to me and strive to fulfill them day after day.
He also taught me that "Your family is all that you have, and you need each other". I wish he was still here so I could tell him that "Dad, now I understand". I see the value of everybody's life a little bit more now.
I never thought that there would be a day that he wouldn't be there to correct me, or that he would stop caring for me, which I often took for granted.
To you, I want to thank you for being a part of my Father's life ~ whether you are family, a friend, a co-worker, or acquaintance. You enriched us all.
Grandpa, I know I wasn't really your grand daughter but you were the only grandpa I really ever had. We had our laughs and jokes but now you are cracking jokes with everyone up in heaven, we all miss you and wish you could have been here to meet Annaliese. One day when it's our turn we shall meet once again. Ray and I love you.
I can't believe it's almost been a year since your passing. Remember the last time we talked? You were telling me that no matter what happens, life goes on. 2013 was a really tough year on the family and your friends. We are reminded of you every day and miss you dearly. I love you Papa.
To the Velasquez and Lopez Families, My sincere condolences. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. A Colton Brother-in-Arms is place to rest. Thank You Lt Roberto Velasquez (USA) for you Service. I salute you Brother!
Major Ben D. Perez Sr, USAF, Retired (Tucson,AZ)
I was so happy to have known you. You were warm,sweet and extremely funny.Rest in peace good friend. Carla
I miss you, so much! I wish you could hold me in your arms, and tell me that everything is going to be okay. I miss you watching over me the most; and letting me know that you're proud of me.
On this day, more than ever, I want to thank you for marrying my Mom. You are the world's best parents. Without you, we would not have had the most beautiful, kind, and caring mother ever created. Without her, we would not have had the most thoughtful, generous, and sexiest father that ever lived. I miss making you laugh too. I know that someday we will embrace again, and never be apart. I love you with all of my heart. Happy Birthday Padre, and Happy Anniversary. Thank you for all you have been to my kids, and to me. Always, Cindy
I hate that you left us. But i know you are in a better place, with no pain. I love you very much. I will burn some sage in your memory. La India Bev
if only i can put in words how much i love and miss you,if only i can go back and see you one more time just sitting there in your casket all peaceful i would be sooo thankful.you will never be forgot,R.I.P Roberto velasquez
On behalf of the family of Roberto Velasquez we would like to thank all of you for your help, love, support, and joining us in celebrating his life and new beginnings. It was a very beautiful service and wouldn't have been possible without all the family and friends that surrounded us today Thank you again and may God Bless you all.
Sad to hear of your passing, was my pleasure to be one of your favorite waitress's, your wife and family are in my prayers during this difficult time. I will miss hearing you yell ''suegra'' claiming my daughter would marry soon. You will be missed my friend!
Tho our paths have not crossed in recent years - the memories I cherish of Bob is forever close to my heart. He was my rock while at Colton High when I needed a laugh or just a shoulder to lean on. I will never forget how caring he was to everyone but his sense of humor was incredible. A man of deep conviction and many talents. A true friend and loving family man. May he always be remembered as the special person he truly was on this earth. Blessings to all his survivors and may you each have inherited one of his special traits. Keep his spirit going forever. He will be missed.
Thanks for the great pep rallies. You helped make the Colton High Class of "56" the BEST.
You will be missed at our 60th reunion.
Words cannot express how much you are missed Papa. When I go to your house and see your chair empty, it breaks my heart. There was an intelligent, wise, funny, and kind man who use to sit there. And then I look at the piano where you use to play and hear an unbearable silence. I know we had a rough patch between us while I was still growing up. I thought you hated me. And I remember you smiling and laughing at me in recent years saying "It took you all this time to realize that I love you mija." I know now. I'll always remember you and I will tell your stories to Annaliese. You are the music inside my heart~ I Love You Papa. May you rest in peace and find your way to familiar arms~
-One of your granddaughters
Everyday since you've left, I wake up and hope it was a bad dream. I've tried to hang onto my faith and tried to believe you are in a better place, but it's very hard. I love you and will miss you terribly. Even though you teased me like crazy--I will always treasure the love we had for each other. Your sister, Lily
I MISS YOU AND KASSIDY SAYS SHE LOVES YOU EVEN IF IT ISN'T TUESDAY!
To the family of Bob Velasquez,
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is one of Bob's piano notes of love rising to the heavens. Bob and I worked many jobs together playing in each others group.He was and will be a dear friend.I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with your family.
~ Joe Cuellar
Bob/Bear and his 9-piece band played at my wedding in May 1959, so we were guaranteed good dancing music. Your friends from the Class of '56 will miss you and your great sense of humor. Sincerest condolences to the family.
MARY LOU,LILLY, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOUR FAMILIES. I KNOW BOB IS PROBABLY STARTING AN ORCHESTRA WITH ALL HIS FRIENDS IN HEAVEN.IF YOU NEVER ATTENDED A CLASSSICAL CONCERT, OR A DANCE WHERE BOB PLAYED A BOLERO, YOU MISSED SEEING AND LISTENING TO A BRILLIANT MUSICIAN,NOT TO MENTION HIS WIT AND HUMOR.FOREVER MISSED, BUT IN A BETTER PLACE.REST IN PEACE.
When I come to the end of the
road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free!
Miss me a little, but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once
shared, miss me but let me go.
For this journey we all must take,
and each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master plan,
a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely
and sick of heart,
go to the friends we know
and bury your sorrows
in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.
Nuestras mas sinceras condolescias.
I love the photo tribute! Someone even managed to catch him smiling here and there! :) Bob was a delightful man to work with, and I hope his family and friends can find some comfort in all the happy memories he left behind.
For Padre ~
The love you showed
Sometimes overbearing at worse
Has carried me
The sound of your energy
Beauty at its best
With songs of yesterday to
My life without you
I am unafraid to live
Because you will be with me
Love, your daughter, Cindy
To all of my Dad's family, friends, students and acquaintances:
Thank you for being apart of my Dad's life. There was so much he wanted to do still, and although his life here has been taken away...he is still here in spirit! Feel him in the flowing wind, and think of him in the bird's song. He is still very much alive. God bless all of you. I love you.
I love you grandpa you are greatly missed and never forgotten
I love you grandpa you will be greatly missed but never forgotten.RIP
When I think of Bobby I can hear his gruff voice calling out to me, “Hey boy!” I immediately go back to a six year old child, quietly pouting and wondering, “doesn't he know I am a girl?!”
Bobby's humor and quick wit, though I didn't understand it at first, was his way of showing how much he cared. I will never forget our back and forth “hey boy” “hey girl” banter, followed by rolled eyes and tongues sticking out and laughter, even on his last day. These occasions, and so many more, have left an indelible impression on my heart and in my mind. He will be missed.
To my cousins, may the peace of Christ be with you always. And may the arms that welcomed Bobby into heaven, comfort you as your mourn his loss.
To Lily and family - My deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. I have fond memories of your family and remember Bobby for his beautiful gift of music. God grant you the strength at this very trying time. I love you - Mary (Sierra)
To Bobby''s loved ones,I am sending my wishes for comfort at this trying time. Bobby was a fun loving person and he will be sorely missed. Love and prayers to all of you. Carla Miller.
To the Velasquez and Lopez's family, my sincere condolences. My prayers are with you all. God Bless