Robert John Baca age 43, passed away July 15, 2012 in Dallas, TX. He was born September 23, 1968 in Downey, CA. Robert was the youngest of eight children. He spent his childhood growing up in Downey. In 1990, he married his high school sweetheart, Marika, and moved to Dallas. Robert graduated from Warren High School 1987, president of the senior class, yell leader, and mascot. He received an associate's degree from Marymount College in Palos Verdes, CA, and a Bachelor's degree in English from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Robert was an avid music lover, concert-goer, chess player, and pinball wizard. He cared deeply for dogs and was a 'dawg daddy' to many strays he found on the street. He had a passion for reading and a talent for writing. A great outdoorsman, he loved fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, and smoking his infamous ribs. He also was an athlete, playing soccer, long-boarding, and skateboarding. Extremely crafty, he always had time to help his mother with handy work and bring her his delicious homemade stews. In spite of his wilder interests, he was the only man in Texas to drive at least ten mi/hr under the speed limit. But most importantly, he was the best break-dancer there ever was. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He is preceded in death by his father Transito G. Baca. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marika Baca and her parents, Gabor and Mercedes Janvori; his siblings and their spouses, Transito (Lisa) Baca, Anthony (Diane) Baca, Timothy (Kelly) Baca, Fidel (Susan) Baca, Brian (Charlene) Baca, Joyce (Lawrence) Lacerte, and Roxann (Misha) Vyazmensky; 30 nieces and nephews; 5 great nieces and nephews; his treasured dogs and all his many, many friends. A Rosary and Mass was held at the Christ the King Church located in Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ASPCA.
********** Published: July 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 14