To all of my friends from Washington Irving Junior High School, it is with sadness that I announce the passing of Robert "Bobby" Aquirre. Bobby was in Mrs. Safford's home room in the 1973-1976 years. Bobby passed on November 26, 2014 but his obituary was just barely posted in the L.A. Times on December 6-7th. I do not have any of the details regarding his passing, but special thanks to Billy Graham for catching this obituary and putting two and two together that this was one of our classmates. There will be a memorial service this Thursday at St. Bernards on Avenue 33. I really wish that I lived in the time zone and could pay my respects in person to his family.
NOTE: If any of you know Bobby's family, then please pass along this blog link to them so that they know there are others sending along good thoughts and prayers on their behalf.
L.A. TIMES OBITUARY
May 16, 1961 - November 26, 2014 Robert "Bobby" Aguirre was born May 16, 1961 in Los Angeles.He was the youngest of three children. He will always be remembered for his kind heart. He enjoyed watching movies and football on his weekends off from working at the County of Los Angeles Registrar recorders office in Norwalk.The Dallas Cowboys were his favorite team.Bobby would attend his grand daughters soccer games on the weekend too. He also liked to play cards with his grandkids.Bobby loved old cars and his oldies music. Robert is survived by his only daughter Desiree and her husband Kristian. He had two grand daughters Alyssa and Maya whom he loved so very much.His Survivors also include sisters Lupe & Magdelena, nieces are Nadene, Denise, and Jessica and his nephew Paul Raymond and his girlfriend Andrea. A Father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Rest in Paradise Dad. We will love you always and forever. A memorial service will be held on Thursday December 11, 2014 at St. Bernard's Church, 2500 W. Ave 33 in Los Angeles at 9:30 am with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Montebello.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2014
December 08, 2014 - It was so awesome to have known you Robert this office will never be the same without you. Sending love and prayers to your family. ~ Lena Hawkins, Norwalk, California
December 07, 2014 - My prayers are extended to your dear family whom I have had the pleasure of being a part of for many years! Your sense of humor will truly be missed! May you rest in peace! ~ Leticia Estrada, Los Angeles, California
December 07, 2014 - I am so sorry to hear about bobby. May the hope of the future promises bring your family comfort. John5:25,29 ~ Oklahoma
December 07, 2014 - It was my pleasure to know you growing up..Praying that you are in peace.....Rest in Paradise.... ~ Lydia Corral, Los Angeles
December 07, 2014 - You have my deepest sympathy. May the God of loyal love comfort the family during your time of sorrow. Psalm 119:76
December 07, 2014 - Rest in Peace Bobby. You were a kind and gentle soul gone too soon. You left a loving family and many friends that miss you. ~ David Rolph - San Jose, California
December 8, 2014 - As a fellow classmate of Bobby's at Washington Irving JHS in the early 1970's, I want his family to know that there are many of us sending our good thoughts and prayers your direction during this difficult time of loss. I have great assurance that Bobby will be waiting for each of us with open arms when it is our turn to leave this mortality... And what an embrace it will be! ~ Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah
If you have any thoughts or memories, please share them on our Irving 1970's Facebook page. Time is precious, so let's make the most of the time that we are afforded!
Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah - Michael@TheHomeInspector.com