December 24, 1936
December 5, 2012
Robert Dominguez Salais, 75, of Phoenix, Arizona quietly continued on in his journey with the guidance of his Lord in his hand on December 05, 2012 in Phoenix. He was surrounded by his loving family and with his wife at his side. Robert met Rosie early on in his life and from the day they met, he knew she was the one for him. A month after meeting her, they were married and have lived and loved a very rewarding and caring life with each other. He always made it a point to place Rosie above all else, to include himself trying to never let her know of any discomforts in his life. Robert was born on December 24, 1936 in McNary, Arizona to Luarda Dominguez and Phillip Salais.
Robert worked in sales early on in his career and then transferred to lumber were he quickly was promoted to the position of foreman in the industry until his retirement in 1989. He was a hardworking man that would always go the extra mile to ensure his family was not without. He was a firm provider with a kind heart.
One of his passions was camping, where he always said it was not a true camping trip without the entire family, so just about every time he went, it was with the whole family. Robert also had a great deal of fun in Laughlin, where he enjoyed going not just to pass a few dollars over the table, but also because of the river and it being a great place for family. As he did with camping, he also enjoyed bringing the family along. Come to think of it, there was seldom a traveling event that he did not insist that all the family come along for he was a true family man that always instilled in his family that “Family” (Familia) should always come first. Because of his devotion for his family, it is with this strong devotion that he earned his place as the Patriarch of the family, and this position will be difficult to fill now that he has moved on in his journey.
Robert is survived by his loving and charming wife Rosie, of 56 years; 3 daughters, Joanna (Frank) Lopez, Diana (Johnny) Marquez and Tina (Vincent) Sanchez; one son Robert Jr. (Lupita) Salais; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Robert (our Dad) will be greatly missed by all who knew him, he is loved by so, so many and has touched many lives on this journey on earth.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:00am, with mass following at 10:30am, both to be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church located at 539 E. La Pasada Blvd. in Goodyear.
Robert will be laid to his eternal rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, Arizona following an escorted procession from the church.