Roberto Dennis Candelaria

July 30, 1943March 9, 2020

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Roberto (Bob) Candelaria, 76, a longtime resident of Montgomery, passed away March 09, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Delores Candelaria. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosemary, his daughter, Christen and his son, Mike. He was known as “Poppo” by his cherished grandchildren, William, Matthew and Marley.

Bob was born in Colorado on July 30, 1943. He joined the military in 1960 and while stationed in Sioux City, IA met and married his devoted wife Rosemary. After many military assignments, Bob was stationed at Maxwell AFB and worked as a budget and finance coordinator. He retired from the Air Force after 28 years and worked in Civil Service. Before his death, Bob was working in budget and finance again where everyone knew him as Budget Bob. Bob also loved flying and was an active member of the Maxwell Aero Club.

Bob will always be remembered as a loving husband, a wonderful father and a grandfather that loved to spoil his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends and his canine companions, Mr. Wobbles and Cash.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the National Kidney Foundation.


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Reginald Ellis

March 18, 2020

Mr. Candelaria was such a sweet and funny person. I will always remember his smile and jokes about flying all over the country in his leisure time on small planes. I loved stopping by his office when I was in his building because I knew he have me leaving with a good joke and laugh. You will truly be missed.

Sheila Allen

March 14, 2020

I will never forget his keen sense of humor and quick wit. He was always a joy to be around and I am so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to know and love him. I know he is in heaven now making everyone laugh. He will be greatly missed here on earth.

Cassandra Turner

March 14, 2020

I loved working with Bob. Every day was an adventure. Everybody was "kiddo" or "darlin." He could amaze you with his adventures and misadventures. But most of all he was a very kindhearted man; always willing to go the extra mile. I will always remember him as a dear friend who cared.
To Rosemary and family, I pray that you will be comforted with the fact that Bob lived a full life and touched many, many lives on his journey.
To God be the Glory. Know that He is with you. Lean on Him for comfort.
God bless the angel we've lost.

Ken Geils

March 13, 2020

I worked with Bob for years when I was a young Airman. He was always helpful, funny, kind and a great friend and mentor. I owe many of my successes in my early career to the guidance given to me by Bob. May God Bless his family.

Billy Stewart

March 13, 2020

Budget Bob, I'm going to miss you eating bowls of lemons at our favorite lunch dive, Stockyard Grill. You and your lemons and salt use to try me to no end. But you loved your Prime Rib on Tuesdays, their Ribeye Steaks and always the Grilled Pork Chops on Friday's. I'll treasure the many memories of your friendship of 25 years. My friend you will be missed by alot of people who you touched in one way or another! RIP Budget Bob!

Elizabeth Cooper

March 12, 2020

I knew Bob for over 25 years. He was the AF travel program guru and always knew the answer to my questions. He loved telling stories about Rosemary, his kids and grandchildren. He watched my daughter grow up and helped her with travel issues when she started working at Maxwell...they didn't call him Budget Bob for nothing. He will be missed by so many people. Love you my friend!

will annarino

March 12, 2020

The absolute best brother-in-law anyone could have wanted or wished for.. Peggy my wife and daughters Amanda, Misty and Melissa and our son Mickey loved their " Uncle Candy" to death.,
He was someone you could depend on for anything and I truly believe he knew about everyone, and if he didn't give him five minutes and he would be your friend..
We are really going miss our "candy".
Will Annarino
Asheville, N.C

Lauren Annarino

March 12, 2020

To my sister and family:

May the love be what you remember most.

Sending so much love and strength,

Lauren and Leigh

Karen Brickhouse

March 12, 2020

Candy you and Rosie have always been special to me. I always looked forward to your visits to grandma’s house. You were the fun uncle always telling silly jokes, pulling pranks, and lots of laughter. We’ve shared lots of fun and many special memories throughout the years. I will miss your smile, laughter, and silly sense of humor, you will always have a special place in my heart ❤️

Darlene Rebeterano

March 11, 2020

Cousin Dennis I wished we could have kept in contact. My sympathies to your family. God bless and Rest In Peace.
Darlene (Chiefs daughter)