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Robert Coca

December 22, 1942 — February 25, 2020

ATTN; We regret to announce that Robert Coca's Services have to be postponed for now. Please check back for updated information.

Robert (Bob) Coca passed away on Tuesday, February 25th in Albuquerque, NM from complications after a many-years long, courageous battle with Leukemia. Bob was born in Las Vegas, NM on December 22, 1942. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Simonita Brown, his father Alfredo Coca, Jr and his brother, Orlando Coca.  He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Louisa Tenorio-Coca, his sons Mark Coca and Kevin Coca, his daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Larry Bitsoih, grandchildren Amanda Lehman, Audre Hefner and husband Mike, Jai Bitsoih, Mona Bitsoih, Charley Bitsoih and Davis Fajardo, great-grandson Devyn Hefner, brother Ray Coca and wife Patsy, sister Connie Coca and husband Joe, stepson Brandon Fajardo and wife Anastasia, stepdaughter Daineane Fajardo, stepdaughter Natisha Anaya and husband Victor and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob was a Veteran of the Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. He obtained a Master of Education from Highlands University where he was recognized as a “Who’s Who” scholar for his dedication to advanced knowledge and research.  Later, Bob had a long and successful career with the Federal Government, where he championed fellow Hispanic workers and fought passionately for employee rights.

Bob had two great passions in his life; his studies and his grandchildren. He was an avid reader and student of Physics and Quantum Physics until his death, and he passed his love of reading and learning onto his children and, later, his grandchildren.

Bob never met someone who he would not later consider a friend, and all would have heard countless stories of his beloved grandchildren. Amanda, Audre, Jai, Mona, Charley and Davis were the lights of his life and possess scores of texts, emails, cards and notes from Grandpa, telling them how special they are and how much he loved them. His is an astounding testimony of the unconditional love of a grandfather for his grandchildren.

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