OBITUARY

Robert W Cash

March 27, 1945January 7, 2019
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Robert W Cash was born on March 27, 1945 and passed away on January 7, 2019.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Jose, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Travis Jose, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ken Shubin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Haradon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe Ogas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Walt Ochniak, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Graveside Service Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Reception Monday, January 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert W Cash

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Tina Jose

March 14, 2019

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad like mine.

My dad was very special to me. He was what every little girl pictures her dad would be, from being strong, to being Mr. Fixit, to always having the answer that I needed. He gave me the confidence to always know my self-worth and the strength to chase my dreams.

He would call me by the nickname he gave me, which was “Kid”. It would always warm my heart and make me smile when he said it. He was very proud of me as I was of him. Anyone who knew my dad, knew that he was one very special man!

My dad had a special talent, he could fix anything, whether it was broken, just needing to be improved upon, or needing to be completely re-made. My dad took pride in everything that he did. If there was an opportunity for my dad to build something that could help someone out or make things easier for them, he would take the time to make it and when he gave it to them, he expected nothing in return.

My dad might have come across to some as being gruff, but if you really knew him, you knew it to not be true. He had a heart of gold. He could be stubborn at times but if you could see him with any kind of animal you would see that he had the biggest heart of all.

I will miss you dad and all the special times that we had, whether it was visiting with you and mom, going out to eat, and celebrating our birthdays together.

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever…

I found this poem and it fits you perfectly:

Dad…
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure…
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure…

Love ya Dad

Cindy Haney

February 22, 2019

Bob loved his family. The memory I have of him is family. Tina is my wonderful sister-in-law. Bryan is my brother. Travis is my nephew and Bob's only grand child. My fondest memory of Bob is when we would come together for Travis's Birthday or holidays. Bob was always quiet but you could see in his eyes how much he loved his family. Bob worked hard his whole life for his family.

Bryan Jose

February 21, 2019

Robert W Cash (Pop's) I called him. I couldn't of asked for a better Father-In-Law. He was always there for not only Family but for anyone that he could help. He was one of the Smartest and Talented Men I knew. He could fix things from electronics to Car's , Tractor's and everything in between. He was a Master at Welding. he could think of what he would like to build , put it on paper than build it from his vast knowledge of everything. I had the pleasure of knowing him for around 37 years and the Honor of being his Son-in-Law for 34 years. he was a strong hard working Man and he showed that to the very end. Will always miss him and his wealth of knowledge. Rest in Peace Pop's. Will always Love You and am glad I was able to be with you until the end. Now you have fun up in Heaven Driving whatever your next project was. A 30 Ford Sedan that you never got too build to match the coupe perhaps. Always in my Heart Pop's.

FROM THE FAMILY

Robert W. Cash - One awesome husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather

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Bob's birthday March 27, 1945

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Bob at 9 months, waiting patiently for his food

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Having a good time

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Bob's first Christmas

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Bob's mom, Dorothy Cash holding Bob when he was a baby on 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA

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Bob being the king of the castle

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Robert W. Cash - One awesome husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather

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Bob's birthday March 27, 1945

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Bob at 9 months, waiting patiently for his food

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Having a good time

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Bob's first Christmas

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Bob's mom, Dorothy Cash holding Bob when he was a baby on 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA

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Bob being the king of the castle

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Bob's first big boy picture

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Bob on his favorite horse

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Bob with one of his good friends

Biography

Robert W Cash was blessed with an abundance of leadership qualities. It would be accurate to say that this man was an outstanding luminary and that his natural abilities served him well. He knew with certainty how he wanted to set priorities in all aspects of his life. He struck those who knew him as the kind of person who awoke in the morning with a clear sense of exactly what he expected from his day and how to set about accomplishing those goals. Robert was a man who definitely liked order and was most comfortable with an organized and structured lifestyle. When this climate was absent, Robert would set about immediately to create it.

       His parents were Norman H.S and Dorothy E Cash. Robert was raised in West Covina, California. Robert was brought up to be reasonable in his actions and was taught to use his intellect wisely. He was an honest and straightforward child, traits that reinforced his self-confidence. Even at a young age, Robert was credited with having a positive influence on those around him.

      The positive atmosphere that Robert generated spread to his family. He had three older half sisters, Norma, DeeDee, and Barbara. Robert served as a catalyst within the family. He often found himself in the role of providing fair solutions to those sibling disputes. In every family activity, Robert was able to demonstrate his uncommon logic and skill at building compromise.

      Robert's enthusiasm for learning and the personal energy that enthusiasm generated led to his exhibiting leadership qualities early on in his childhood. He liked to see things executed properly and showed a skill for taking control of situations that were drifting out of control. At the same time, he was willing to experiment with different approaches as he worked a plan towards a solution. As a young boy, he took part in baseball and football. In his spare time he liked comic books and baseball cards. Robert's memorable achievements included building a soap box racer.

      When it came to academics and school, Robert's organizational skills reaped dividends. Robert was able to create a system for getting his class work done in a proper and timely manner. With a strong ability to analyze his schoolwork and assignments, he could apply a practical, common sense approach completing his studies. He showed a natural curiosity in the manner in which he tackled new types of problems and would regularly challenge his own reasoning ability in finding solutions. He graduated from West Covina High School in 1964. He enjoyed some courses more than others and developed favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was auto shop.

      In a group of friends and acquaintances, Robert was typically the first person to take the initiative to go up and greet someone new. That quality made him very approachable by others throughout his life. This same quality brought Robert the reward of many friends. Maintaining loyalty to those friends was a trait that came naturally to Robert. He believed that he should treat others in a fair manner, in the same way he wanted to be treated. Robert also showed a great deal of appreciation for the accomplishments of his friends. Later in life, he became friends with Joe Ogas, Tony Olito and Walt Ochniak.

      As Robert knew in other aspects of his life, he had a clear vision of what he sought in a relationship and worked hard to achieve it. On September 18, 1965 Robert exchanged wedding vows with Judith Ann Shubin at Los Angeles Court House of Los Angeles, California. Judy was a significant part of his life, and it wasn’t necessary for Robert to be overly sentimental or expressive about it for others to be aware of their mutual devotion. Robert's secret to success was that he always kept the lines of communication open in the marriage and applied the important skill of being a good listener.

      Family and children were important to Robert, even if he didn’t always show it. Robert was blessed with one child, Tina Marie Jose. They were also blessed with one grandchild, Travis Matthew Jose, and one great grandchild, Ryker. Robert was able to keep order in the family by using the same efficient and straightforward methods with the family as he did at work. Robert rarely made a scene when it came to discipline. Instead, he was subtle and patient in his dealings when teaching the children right from wrong.

      At work Robert was viewed as a natural leader. He could marshal all of the available resources, including personnel and materials, in order to meet virtually any objective. He was great at developing strategies and made maximum progress with little wasted effort. Robert was also adept at uncovering new and more efficient ways of getting things done. He was able to establish and meet objectives and schedules through long range planning and was always able to keep the big picture clearly in sight. Although Robert might have been described by some as an overachiever, he was without question a dedicated and diligent employee. His primary occupation was a Millwright. He was employed for Searles Valley Minerals.

      Not only did Robert find pleasure in pursuing his various hobbies, he also enjoyed the discovery and research involved in learning about them. His skill at problem solving had a positive influence on these activities as well. His favorite pursuits were refurbishing cars, trucks, making wood sculptures, refurbishing antique radios and more.

      There were occasions in Robert's life where he would find himself involved in a cause or leading an organization and event where his drive to complete the project or meet the established goal was more important than his concern for the philosophy behind it. It was this kind of commitment and drive that earned him praise and honors throughout his life. He received numerous awards from Searles Valley Minerals for being an outstanding worker and employee.

      Traveling, especially vacations, was another way for Robert to apply his exceptional leadership and organizational skills. He liked exploring different places but also enjoyed designing and scheduling the trips in advance. He had real talent for developing the perfect itineraries. Favorite vacations included gambling in Las Vegas, the crater in Arizona, and Lake Tahoe's Hidden Castle.

      Robert was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Robert's favorites was Tequila, a German Shepherd. They were best friends for 12 Years. His family was rounded out by his wonderful three cats, Polly, Sammy, and Bailey.

      When Robert's retirement finally came in 2009, he was well prepared. He had worked out all of the details well in advance and knew exactly what he was going to do. His new life involved relocating to Bakersfield to be closer to doctors. Always a well-informed person, Robert enjoyed adding to his wealth of knowledge. Retirement afforded him the time to enjoy that experience and provided one more opportunity to look ahead at what life might offer him.

      Robert passed away on January 7, 2019 at Adventist Health Hospital in Bakersfield, California. Bob fought a brave battle against cancer and fungal pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Judy Cash his daughter Tina Jose his son-in-law, Bryan Jose, his grandson Travis Jose, his daughter-in-law Kaeleigh Jose, his great grandson, Ryker Jose and his sisters Barbara Fitzpatrick and DeeDee Haradon. Services were held at the grave site. Robert was laid to rest in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

      Robert W Cash knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a driven individual, someone who understood the importance of achievement. Robert was decisive and outspoken at times but was also positive and upbeat about most things. He was a leader, both intentionally and sometimes by default. If he saw that something needed to be done, he was always ready to step up and actualize, organize and implement a plan.