Robert Ray Vaesa

1951 - 2017

After a brave and lengthy battle with cancer, Robert Ray Vaesa went to his final rest with his childhood sweetheart, best friend, and wife of 45 years, Gloria (Oropeza) Vaesa, beside him. Born on November 1, 1951 to parents Martin Vaesa Sr. and Teresa Vaesa (both deceased). Robert Is survived by 3 daughters Leticia Vaesa and fiancé (Daniel Enriquez), Laurie Perez and husband (Felix), and Lisa Rae and husband (Adrian). His life has been blessed with 4 grandsons; Julian and Edward Espinoza, Mark Perez, and Adrian Aries Rodriquez, 3 granddaughters; Mariah and Felicity Perez, Athena Rodriquez, and 1 great granddaughter; Leilani Espinoza. Robert is survived by his loving siblings (Sister) Linda Cuevas and husband Joe, (Sister) Ruth Garcia and husband Leo, (Brother) Martin Vaesa Jr., (Sister) Terry Nimroozi and husband Rahim, (Brother) Victor Vaesa and wife Mary, (Sister) Betty Jo Cantu and husband (Jesse), (Brother) Ricky Vaesa. 7 nephews, 9 nieces and their children. In addition to many other relatives and close friends that have supported Robert during his courageous fight, the family wishes to thank the ‘Blind Scoop Groupies’ at The West Gray Multi Service Center, V.I.A. (Visually Impaired Advocates), The F.F.B. (Foundation Fighting Blindness) and The Houston Council of the Blind. Being associated with these special groups gave Robert such joy. “R.V.” is in the house! he is restored by his Loving Father in heaven and is dancing again. Amen! 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm with a Rosary being recited at 7pm at The Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (4015 Sherman, Houston, TX 77003). Rite of Committal will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery.

  1. Dr.Kimberly Lott-Castleberry

    11 months ago  

    My only concern for Robert, his family and many other souls at West Gray Multi Service Center was the hope in Christ Jesus that he had a intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit daily and that he was SAVED.

    And that the Most High God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel grant his family and dearest friends and love ones solace in this time where God is speaking to them to show all of us–who”s still in control and to draw then either closer or far way to Him THROUGH Robert’s passing….My humble regards oncemore…Send peace in the mist of the storm my God in Jesus name!

  2. PW

    11 months ago  

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. God is the Creator of life. The Bible calls Jehovah God “the source of life.” (Psalm 36:9) The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. He has resurrected humans in the past through his son Jesus Christ and he is eager to do it again. John 11:29-44.

  3. George & Reese Velasquez

    11 months ago  

    Our deepest condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Victor and Mary, we send our love during this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to call if you need anything.

  4. Velma Nunez

    11 months ago  

    Condolence to theVaesa Family, keeping him in our prayers. God Bless the Family

  5. Terry Woodall

    11 months ago  

    Robert worked in our HR Department at Camco and not only would he help anyone, at any time — day or night, he was also a very good friend to many – you could always count on Robert. Our family is saddened by his passing; and our thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends. We pray that the many fond memories we all have of Robert, will ease the pain of his passing.

  6. Mary Ybarra-Sorola

    11 months ago  

    Robert Ray Vaesa was blessed to have so many friends who loved him & a loving, caring family as well. May the peace and comfort that only God can give, be with his loved ones.

  7. Carmen Stewart

    11 months ago  

    Dear Gloria & Family, keeping you in our prayers and even though we can not be there, know that we will be there in spirit. God Bless you , love your cousin Carmen & Pat

  8. Connie Medellin Zapien

    11 months ago  

    I always loved reading about all the activities Robert had going on. I would use him as an example of how much a person could accomplish with the right mindset. Gloria, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Connie

  9. Alma & Al Garcia Fleischer

    11 months ago  

    Thinking of my sister in law, Ruth and my brother, Leo as well as the Vaesa Family and all who will miss Robert. Only time lessens your hurt. Love from Alma & Al Florida

  10. Minerva Perez

    11 months ago  

    Our prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Stay strong.

  11. Lidia Valdez

    11 months ago  

    Our family prays that our Lord comfort each and everyone of Mr. Vaesa’s loved ones! We only remember Mr. Vaesa as always having a big smile and a very nice disposition toward others! We pray for strength and consolation especially for Mrs. Vaesa and all of his other family as well! Thanks for your friendship, Mr. Vaesa, and may you rest in God’s glorious peace! Lidia Valdez

  12. Robbie Thorpe

    11 months ago  

    Betty Jo and family, you are all in my prayers…I am so sorry about Robert…..I Love you Betty Jo….God bless your family…..

  13. Teresa and Sam Cuevas

    11 months ago  

    May our Lord bless his family and brothers and sisters during this difficult journey. Our prayers and condolences are with you. Love Sam & Terrie Cuevas

  14. Cheryl Els

    11 months ago  

    My Deepest Sympathy

  15. Oscar Maldonado

    11 months ago  

    To my good friend Rob, it was an honor knowing you and sharing good memories and laughter with you..May god bring comfort to your family and may he rest your soul and bring you everlasting peace in the kingdom of heaven.. Farewell my friend your free now..

  16. Esther Lopez

    11 months ago  

    My deepest condolences to the Family..May God give you all peace and comfort. To know that your loved one is in his care.

  17. Luis angelia

    11 months ago  

    Prayer family’s n condolences to everything n time great loss love n prayer

  18. Geraldine Meyer

    11 months ago  

    My heart and prayers go out to the Vaesa family’s and my Robert Rest In Pease! Keep all the happy and precious moments in your heart as you try to move forward with such sadness! Take care.

  19. Cuqui Soto

    11 months ago  

    I am truly sorry, for the loss of my great Buddy, the man of wheels that could do anything, is what I would tell him. We shared lots of good times, fun times, and even sad times. He was a good man and will forever be missed. Strong at heart. My condolences to the family. Rest in PEACE.LOVE YOU RV

  20. Fernando n Margaret

    11 months ago  

    God bless the Vaesa family Robert is at peace may God take him into his kingdom with open arms

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