OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Guill

November 26, 1945August 3, 2018
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Robert Wayne Guill

November 26, 1945 to August 3, 2018 Robert Wayne Guill, age 72, born to Wayne and Zora (Stone) Guill on November 26, 1945 in Bakersfield, California and passed away from Pulmonary Hypertension of the Lungs on August 3, 2018 at Cedar Saini Hospital.

Outgoing, fun loving, caring and a compassionate are only the beginning words we would use to describe Robert. He was a friend to many and loved by everyone. No matter what the conversation was with Robert, he was able to teach so many things to you. He had so much knowledge to share and helped all who asked. To those who grew up around him, know him as “Uncle Bob” weather they were blood relatives or friends. He never knew a stranger and was quick to learn your name. He was an amazing Husband, loving father, caring brother and brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

Robert was born and raised here in Bakersfield, CA along with his brother, Richard who he maintained a close and loving relationship with all of their lives. They were more than just brothers, they were best friends. He graduated from Bakersfield High School, he went on to attend Bakersfield College then went onto work 16 years at the Bakersfield Californian. He decided to try his hand at Real Estate where he worked for Century 21 Civic Center with Jack Doremus, but realized after 2 year he would enjoy lending better. Now 30 years later, he was still working in the lending industry alongside Kevin Gonsalves and Sandy Hansen at Cornerstone Mortgage.

In 1974 Roberts world changed, he met the love of his life, Debbie. Robert introduced her to his beautiful daughter, Kimberly and they bonded right away. Together, Robert and Debbie enjoyed life to the fullest. Robert was a Sanctioned Starter for the National Drag Boat Association. He often announced at Mesa Marin Raceway too. They also were avid Bakersfield Renegade football fans as well as Bakersfield Condor season ticket holders. If Robert couldn’t make a live Dodger game, which he often did, you could catch him at home watching the game on TV. Robert owned a lawnmower racing team, R&D Racing where he coached his wife and nieces, Desiree and Danielle, to many wins. Together they were able to travel many different places and experience many different things for many years. They always filled they homes and hearts with rescue animals and have given many of them a piece of heaven on earth. Robert and Debbie enjoyed many wonderful times with their closest friends Joe and Bridget Daugherty. From antique shopping at the beach and spending time together to poker nights with Robert’s favorite, Mexicali platter.

In February 2016 Robert and Debbie’s world changed, Robert was diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Steven Miles and his staff from Cedar Saini took wonderful care of Robert. He knew the road ahead of him would be hard but he was willing to fight. He knew he could get through this as he had watch his wonderful brother-in-law Jesse fight for so many years and never lost hope. Jesse was such a huge inspiration to Robert in so many ways. By January of 2018 Robert announced he was in remission. What a wonderful day for him to celebrate with family and close friends. We all rejoiced. However, the fight took a toll on his body and on August 3, 2018, his Lord and Savior carried him away and left only one set of footprints in the sand. He was reunited with his Mom and Dad, Brother-in-Law Jesse and Mother-in-Law Patricia.

Robert is survived by his wife, Debbie, his daughter, Kimberly, brother, Richard and wife Linda, Brother-in-law Brian and wife Denise, Sister-in-law Brenda, Brother-in-law Scott. Nieces- Jessica and husband Robert, Desiree and fiancé Brian, Danielle and fiancé Robbie, Breanna and husband Jason, Brittany and boyfriend Daniel, Carli. Nephews- Michael and wife Tarin and Jason. Many great Nieces and Nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Wayne and Zora Guill along with his brother-in-law, Jesse Luna and mother-in-law Patricia Smith.

We want to give a special thank you to Dr. Steven Miles and his caring staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for taking such wonderful care of Robert through all of his treatment. Without your care, Robert would not have been able to beat cancer.

We also want to thank everyone who took the time to take the car rides down to Robert’s treatments every other week with us, Richard Guill, Bridget Daugherty, Jim Hansen, Danielle Luna and Tim Brewer. The time we spent with you meant more to us than you will ever know.

In lieu of flowers, we request that you make donations to Marley’s Mutts or to Wings of Rescue

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Robert "Bob" Guill

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Tony Lazzerini

August 14, 2018

I remember being the Budman at Mesa Marin and after going upstairs with Bob as he was announcing. We’d get together afterwards for a few Buds and discuss the nights racing results. He was a great guy and good friend. Tony Lazzerini

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