Robert (Bob) Reyes Morales died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family after an eight-year battle with cancer. He was 81.
He was born on March 9, 1937 in Los Angeles to Conception Valenzuela and Louis Morales.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joanie Morales; his many children who adored him, Brenda Morales, Robert Morales Jr., Nora Morales (George Saurez), Richard Morales (Wendy), Jerry Morales (Rachel), Barbara Morales, Conception (Connie) Morales, Gennie Diamond (Jon), Bly Morales (Joel); siblings, Connie Valens (Mark), Irma Norton (Randy), and Mario Ramirez (Rosalva); along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Morales; and brother, Richie Valens.
The family would like to thank the following for their generosity: El Theatro Campesino, D’La Colmena, Barrios Unidos, Alexis Party Rentals, Teen Challenge Monterey Bay, Yesenia Jumpy houses and Kitiyama Brothers. They also like to express their overwhelming gratitude to organizations and countless individuals for donations, meals, love and endless support.
Donations can be made in Bob’s honor to Guitars Not Guns (guitarsnotguns.org), Barrios Unidos (barriosunidos.net) and Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (www.thefoodbank.org), Teen Challenge Monterey Bay (teenchallengemb.org).
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of the Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.