OBITUARY

Robert Velazquez

November 16, 1948January 6, 2021

Robert Velazquez, 72, was called home to our Lord on Wednesday January 6th, 2021 after a 3-year battle with cancer and succumbing to complications from COVID-19. Born November 16, 1948 in New York City to parents Cristobal and Socorro, Robert proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1968. Here he married the love of his life, Lillian Dolores Cortez with whom he shared the joys of love, life, and family for over 50 years. Robert continued his life of federal service in the United States Postal Service for over 30 years before retiring in 2011.

Robert is succeeded in life by his four wonderful children, Kristine Araiza (Albert Sr.), Robert Velazquez Jr. (Kristi), Katherine Velazquez and Daniel Velazquez (Samantha) and 10 beautiful grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father Cristobal, mother Socorro, sister-in-law Gladys Velazquez and daughter Bernadette Velazquez.

A rosary and celebration of life is scheduled for Monday March 1st at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary from 5pm-8pm. Funeral services will commence on Tuesday March 2nd with a Mass at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 10am-11am and the final laying to rest at St. Francis Cemetery from 11:45am-12:00pm.

Due to current restrictions in place due to the pandemic, all services will be streamed online live while in-person attendance will be done by invitation only.

Services

1 March

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

1 March

Rosary Service

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

2 March

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

8620 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

2 March

Committal Service

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

St. Francis Catholic Cemetery

2033 N. 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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Hilda & Christopher Rodriguez

February 23, 2021

Met Bobby when his cousin, Chris and I were first engaged in 1965. He had his uniform on, and I was so nervous to meet him. He was kind to me and happy for us.

We almost visited him and his family once while on our way to California, but he would be working and we cancelled our stopover.

Loved seeing his Facebook posts, even though we were on different sides of the political spectrum. We're still family, after all, and our choices were tolerated by him in good humor.

We love you Bobby and you'll remain in our hearts.

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