Bob passed away in the early hours of September 15, 2014 peacefully with his loving and devoted wife and children at his side. Bob has always been a man of great strength, fierce dedication to family and a devout faith in God.
He was born July 5, 1923 in St. Johns, AZ to Francisca & Ramon Garcia. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1930. During his jr. high and high school years he was not only a star athlete, but also was very active in school government and music. At just 16 he had to have his mother sign for him to enter the Navy early, in which he became a highly decorated Navy man. Bob was always a hard worker whose career ranged from welder to salesman. Bob & Artie, his cherished wife of 40 years, raised four wonderful children. Artie died of cancer 25 years ago.
The years of his life with Maggi were a special gift from God. He never believed it possible to find the love of his life twice. Bob & Maggi have been happily devoted over their 5-year marriage. He was happy, joyous, playful and filled with a new reason to live.
He is survived by his wife, Maggi, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family who loved him. Bob had a long, wonderful and love filled life and we will miss him dearly! He lives on in the hearts and memories of all of us who love him.
Per the family’s wish, in lieu of flowers please send a donation to:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of US, VFW-Post 6024
Located in: Mission Viejo for Homeless Veterans, post traumatic stress disorder
ADDRESS for donations:
Edward J. Kearns Memorial Post 6024, P.O. BOX 4457, Mission Viego, CA 92690-4457
If you wish to send flowers, please use Bob’s favorite florist:
Ladera Ranch Florist… 949/429-1788 or… www.laderaranchflorist.com
Flowers to be sent here to O’Connor Mortuary:
Laguna Hills Chapel & Crematory, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653