Robert Aros

1932 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Robert Aros Obituary
Robert Aros April 20, 1932 - January 21, 2013 Visitation for Robert Aros will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. with the Rosary recited at 8:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery (3700 River Blvd.) Pallbearers will be Leonard Nieto Sr., Michael Nieto, Leonard Nieto Jr., Robert Cruz Aros, Michael Contreras, and Ronnie Gallardo. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert "Spooky" Aros, Austyn Contreras, Caleb Nieto, Mark Nieto, Mason Olson, Grant Santos, and Ethan Olson. Bobby lived a tremendous life. He was a wonderful husband to the love of his life, Toni, of 57 years. They have two children, Bobby and Kimberlee, who blessed them with eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Not only was he a great father, but also a loving father-in-law to Vivian, and a best friend to his son-in-law Leonard. Bobby attended Bakersfield High School where he played first base on the 1951 Valley Championship baseball team. He went on to proudly serve his country during the Korean War. Shortly after his return, he met and married Toni, and together they molded their family. Bobby worked and formed many lifelong friends while working at the City of Bakersfield in the City Parks and Recreation Department as a Parks Supervisor. He worked for the City for 28 happy years till his retirement in 1986. A few years later he decided to come out of retirement to create even more friendships while working for North Bakersfield Parks and Recreation where he was named Employee of the Year in 1992. Their many passions included numerous trips to the fair, their weekend camping trips to Morro Bay, Laughlin trips with his siblings, visits to the Bay Area, their thirty year tradition of Thursday family pizza night, and most importantly, attending their grandchildren's sporting events, which they rarely missed. We will remember him as the passionate Dodgers and Rams fan, who enjoyed his wine, text messaging his grandchildren, and playing music on his iPad. He is loved dearly and will be tremendously missed by anyone who had the honor of knowing him. His family will carry on his legacy, passion for life, and love for God. As he always used to say, "All good things must come to an end," but he will forever live in our hearts. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 27, 2013
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