ROBERT "BOB" CURZ 4/11/1933 - 3/15/2014 Robert L. (Bob) Cruz, 80, of Barstow, CA, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his residence in Barstow, CA. He was born on April 11, 1933 in Ludlow, CA., to his parents, Mr. Jose Cruz Sr. and Mrs. Patricia Cruz. Robert was the second of six children. He married Ms. Evelyn Rodriguez in Las Vegas on July 15 1955. They had four children. He attended Barstow High School where he played football and basketball. He graduated in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a long-time resident of Barstow for 75 years. He was employed by BNSF as a Machinist for 42 years and retired in 1994. He was an avid golfer and a local city softball pitcher. Robert will be remembered by his loving wife Evelyn (DeeDee); and their children, Robert Jr., 57, Gilbert, 53 and his wife Cathy, Denise, 48 and Richard, 46. He is also survived by grandsons, Gabriel, Daniel, Steffin and Brett; granddaughters, Brittany and Alexandria; sisters, Rose Cruz and Margaret Ledesma. Predeceased in death by Jose Cruz Sr., and Patricia Cruz; parents, and three brothers, Jose Cruz Jr., Fred Cruz, Rudy Cruz; and nephew Fred Cruz Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to a Rosary and Mass for Bob at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Reception to follow at Noonan Hall. Arrangements provided by Mead Mortuary. 769-256-5671.
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Published in the Daily Press from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2014