May 17, 1957 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 64)



Robert “Bobby” Vasquez of Atwater passed away in Modesto on August 21, 2021 after a short illness. Bobby was born in Merced on May 17, 1957 to Morris Vasquez, Sr. and Ramona (Amaro) Vasquez. He attended Winton grade schools and Atwater High School.   

Bobby was married to Debra (“Debbie”) Granado from Livingston for 38 years. Together they had three children, Robert “Robby” Vasquez, Jr. (Gaby), Vanessa Ortega (Rigo) and Bianca Montanez (Fredi). Bobby was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren whom he loved to spoil with love and sugar: Robert Jacoby “RJ” Vasquez, 13, Mateo Bulmaro Ortega, 7, and Olivia Marie Ortega, 4. He also took pride in being a Godfather, a brother, an uncle and a friend, and a “Compadre.”  

Bobby operated the City of Atwater’s water system for 38 years. He was everyone’s friend and always doing for others. Bobby enjoyed working hard, mowing lawns, cooking for friends and family, and sending his guests home with a jar of his famous hot, delicious salsa. He enjoyed sports, as a spectator, fan, player and coach. He played for Green Machine, Blue Magic, and Old Stars. He coached Atwater Youth Baseball with his son, and he coached the men’s and women’s Granado Trucking baseball teams. He loved to organize bus trips to watch his Giants and did so for 18 years. He also loved going to concerts, camping and golfing. Bobby was a proud member of the Mexican American Golf Association (MAGA), the C-10 Club, and the Merced Elks Lodge.    

He is survived by three sisters: Andy Vasquez and partner Nancy, Cecilia “Sassy” Arceo and husband Armando, and April Vasquez. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Morris Vasquez, Jr., and his sister Margaret Vasquez.   

Memorial services:  

Thursday, September 2, 2021  

Viewing: Ivers and Alcorn, 3050 N. Winton Way, Atwater, 4:00-8:00 pm.   

Friday, September 3, 2021   

Rosary: 9:30am and Mass at 10:00 at St. Patrick’s Parish, 671 E. Yosemite Avenue, Merced.   

Burial: Immediately following at Winton Cemetery, 7651 Almond Avenue, Winton.   

Reception: Family and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the burial service in the backyard of Rene and Renate Martinez, 3507 Monarch Avenue, Atwater.   

Wearing your mask to all of these events is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.   

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September 2, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home
3050 North Winton Way
Atwater, CA 95301

Funeral Service
September 3, 2021

8:30 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
671 E. Yosemite Ave.
Merced, CA 95340

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