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Robert Alves "Pop" Tacadena
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1908, Philippines
Death: Nov. 3, 2004
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA

Grandpa was a tough "Old Buzzard". It is hard to describe a man that looked like a 50 year old weight lifter when he was in his 70's and a 60 year old playboy in his 80's. He loved to fish and went out almost daily. He loved to dance and was so graceful it was like watching someone float on air.

Most of all he loved his family. He cared for and raised his daughters and then he cared for and raised many of his grandchildren. His grandson, Baba, was not expected to survive his first year. Due solely to grandpa's diligent care, Baba survived to celebrate 33 birthdays.

Grandpa danced with me a week before he died. He could hear music in his head and it was playing for him as he slipped away to wait for us on the other side.

Note: Pop's axact birthdate is unknown. He had a few dates he liked to celebrate and make sure presents were included.

Obit:

ROBERT ALVES TACADENA Mar 27, 1908- Nov 3, 2004 Robert Alves Tacadena, age 96, has accepted a position in our Lord's sanctuary, from his home in Fresno, CA, surrounded by his devoted family and friends. He was born March 27, 1908, in Cabaritan, Santo Domingo Ilocos Sur, Philippines Islands. We will miss you, but are comforted by the company with which you now find yourself. "Pop", "Grandpa", or "Uncle Robert", was preceded on this journey by his wife of 46 years Kathryne; two daughters, Roberta Bohannon and Ruth Tacadena; and his grandson, Robert "Baba" Bohannon. Robert is survived by Leticia, his wife of 27 years; daughters, Joyce Graham and her husband Donald of Ocean Springs, MS, Janet Smith of Fresno, CA, and Kathy Lopez and her husband Joe of Perris, CA; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great- great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Whitehurst Chapel on Friday, November 5, 2004, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, November 6, 2004, at 9:00 a.m. WHITEHURSTSullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel1525 E. Saginaw 227-4048

Fresno Bee, November 4, 2004



 
 
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 Spouse:
  Kathryne Louise Daley Tacadena (1914 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  Joyce Louise Tacadena Graham (1933 - 2011)*
  Janet Rose Tacadena Smith (1935 - 2009)*
  Roberta Mae Tacadena Bohannon (1938 - 1962)*
  Ruth Joan Tacadena (1942 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Belmont Memorial Park
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA
 
Created by: Dawna Westbrook
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
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Robert Alves Pop Tacadena
Added by: Dawna Westbrook
 
Robert Alves Pop Tacadena
Added by: Dawna Westbrook
 
Robert Alves Pop Tacadena
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Think of you often grandpa! Bet there are no fishing limits now.
- Dawna Westbrook
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014

- Row Walker
 Added: Apr. 12, 2010
Miss you grandpa.
- Dawna Westbrook
 Added: Apr. 11, 2010
 
 
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