June 30, 1943 – February 24, 2018
Robert “Bob” Bufanda went home to his Lord on February 24, 2018 in Hanford, CA. He was 74.
Bob was born on June 30, 1943 in Hanford, CA to his parents Frank and Juanita “Jennie” Bufanda. He married Virginia Souza in 1965. Bob worked and retired as a supervisor at Avenal State Prison.
Bob was a loving, kind, and very compassionate human being. Even up to his last days on earth he thanked everyone who took care of him at the hospital and rehab. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving father and grandfather. He loved playing his guitar, listening to oldies, and eating chicharrones.
When his daughter Jennie passed he was instrumental in starting The Kings County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nationally known organization and support group for parent's who've lost children.
Bob is survived by his wife Virginia; his son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Myra Bufanda of Visalia, CA; daughter Cathy Ramirez of Panorama City; grandsons Samuel, Brian and Eli Bufanda and Michael and Daniel Ramirez; and granddaughter Sadie. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Gloria; his brothers Fred and Ernie; and his daughter Jennie.
Bob will be buried in a private ceremony. A memorial/Celebration of Life will take place on March 16, at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, 9125 13 ½ Ave., Hanford, CA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life.
In lieu of flowers you may donate to American Lung Association, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice.