Robert Paul Lopez was called home to the Lord on April 28, 2018, where he has been reunited with his beloved wife, Bertha, and his daughter, Isabelle Curd. Bob, as affectionately called by all who knew him, was 90 years old.
Born to Norberto Lopez and Soledad Acosta on June 7, 1927, in Woodlake, Calif., Bob was raised in Laton, Calif., and was one of eight children. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 followed by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1947. He received an honorable discharge in 1951. During this time, he met and married the love of his life, Bertha, on July 19, 1948.
Bob was a successful entrepreneur in many fields, working as a barber for most of his life and owning barber shops in Napa and Vallejo. He owned and operated a car dealership in Napa, was a cattle rancher in Biggs, Calif., became a Real Estate Broker in Solano County, and was a licensed wine carrier around the Bay Area. While in Napa he was a member of the American Legion, started up MAGA (Mexican American Golf Assoc.) in Napa, and was also in the Knights of Columbus.
Bob enjoyed playing golf alongside his son, friends, and grandchildren on Father’s Day and basically any other opportunity he got. But perhaps the thing that he loved more than golf was family gatherings at the home he shared with his wife Bertha. Bob and Bertha’s home was a favorite destination for family barbecues, holiday dinners, and countless birthday parties and family events. Anyone who knew Bob knew that he was a generous man, loving his family and putting them above all else. He helped develop careers, assisted with financial aid and was there whenever you needed him.
Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his daughters Roberta Lopez, Irene Vincent (Richard), Pauli Warren, Beady Salinas (Hector), Maxine Lopez and son, Salvador Lopez (Peggy); nephews he raised, Frank and Fred Gallegos; sisters Vera, Lily and Gloria; and 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bertha; daughter, Isabelle Curd; his parents; his brother, Fred; and sisters Beatrice, Katie, and Eva.
Burial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 22, 2018, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. A church service will follow at 11:30 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1070 North Texas St., Fairfield. Reception to follow.