Robert (Bob) William Rosa

Robert (Bob) William Rosa

February 6, 1940 ~ January 22, 2022

Bob of Stevinson, CA passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the age of 81. Born February 6, 1940 to Joe and Edna Rosa of Stevinson, CA. He was a 3 sport star athlete for Hilmar High School graduating in 1958. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served for two years and was stationed in Germany. He worked for the Merced County Roads Department for 25 years before retiring. He also raised Red Angus Beef Cattle with his children. He enjoyed attending all of his grandkids’ many activities, taking trips to the coast to eat at Phil’s, and was an avid sports fan, never missing a 49ers or A’s game.

Bob is survived by his children Jeanie (Dean) Rotondo, Michelle (Anthony) Cordeiro, and Robby (Shelly) Rosa, all of Merced, CA. He is also survived by his siblings Bud (Julie) Rosa of Turlock, CA and Darlene Heard of Hughson, CA; and his grandchildren Lauren Webb, Kailee (Caleb) King, Joshua Rotondo, Miranda (Will) Marshall, Mallory (Ryan) Benz, Riley Rosa, Abby Rosa, Eli Wilbanks, and Sophie Wilbanks; plus two great-grandchildren Eileen and Eleanor with a third expected any day. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dolores Rosa, and his sister Gladys Romig.

Rosary service will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6pm at Allen Mortuary in Turlock, CA. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10am at Holy Rosary Church in Hilmar, CA with burial to follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Stevinson, CA, located at 2872 Cemetery Rd, Stevinson.

A livestream of the Rosary can be viewed by following this link: viewlogies.net

3 Comments

  • Richard Rosa January 27, 2022 3:06 am

    Bob, you were a great friend-cousin ~sharing stories, laughing and great food.
    You raised three wonderful children and they will carry your “Rosa” name on with pride. You will be missed !!!
    Love, Richard and Suzanne Rosa

  • Toni Rosa Gomes January 27, 2022 7:31 pm

    Uncle Bob… I have many family gathering memories of you when I was younger at Grandmas house… talking and sitting in the backyard…. Playing cards after dinner to name a few. You always said hi, you were kind and gentle. I enjoyed that. Rest peacefully with Aunt Delores, Glady and Grandma and Grandpa. Til we meet again someday. Xoxo

  • Jeanie Rotondo February 12, 2022 12:16 am

    The Ride

    Riding along these country roads,
    Familiar, yet different from long ago
    Warm breeze, life at a standstill
    Moving slow

    These rides my father always asked to go on,
    One of the very few pleasures he had left
    in this world.

    “Let’s get an ice-cream” he would say
    A treat he looked forward to.

    I think of times I really didn’t want to go
    on this mundane ride again,
    Yet I knew deep down how much joy
    it brought to his day.
    He’d say “that was a good ride – I haven’t
    been that way in a while”.

    Acres of corn waving under the hot
    summer sun,
    almond blossoms in the spring,
    green fields after the rain,
    cattle grazing.

    I began to actually enjoy these quiet
    rides with him, little moments shared
    reminding myself to savior the simplicity
    of the little things in life.

    I’ve come to miss these daily country
    rides with my dad
    I wish I could’ve taken him one
    more time….

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