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Robert (Bobby) Gonzales


1949 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Robert (Bobby) Gonzales Obituary

Robert (Bobby) Gonzales, 66 passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home in Albuquerque.
He was born in Alamogordo on March 6, 1949.

He was preceded in death by his parents Luis and Julia Gonzales, and a brother Rudy, who passed in January 2009.

He is survived by his son Daniel, Daniel's wife Gigi Archibeque, sister Julie, both of Albuquerque, and five grandchildren. His siblings are, sister Virginia of Summerland Key, Fla., Johnny of Las Cruces, David of Fremont, Calif., and sister-in-law Carol Gonzales of Chula Vista, Calif., and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many caring friends.
Bobby enjoyed and participated in baseball at Alamogordo High School. He graduated in 1967. He had a long career with IBM and retired in 2010.

He was a talented singer and a member of various musical groups. While in Alamogordo at the age of 16, he sang with a group Night Lighters. In Albuquerque he was with the group Tierra, and in Roswell, the groups Chicano Breed and Tema. He had numerous friends in the music business. His music was enjoyed by many. His band Tema received the top award at the Hispanic Music Festival in Albuquerque.
Bobby was a kind, compassionate and caring man who will be sorely missed.

Services are scheduled at Riverside Funeral Chapel, 225 San Mateo Blvd., in Albuquerque, on Saturday April 25, at 10 a.m. Rev. Naya Benitez will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like consideration to the ARCA service organization and group home for the developmentally disabled. Their address is 11300 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 14 to May 13, 2015
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