It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Robert Lee Velasquez (Rob) of Albuquerque New Mexico. Robert unexpectedly passed away at age 45 on May 18, 2023 Robert is survived by his two sons Elijah Velasquez, Joseph Garcia, and their mother his best friend Tammy Archuleta, his mother Veronica Dodge, brother Adam Dodge, his wife Angel Dodge, their son Dustin Dodge, Sister Krystle Dodge her sons Dominic Ware, Carlos, Jaun, and Gabriel Navarro and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Anyone who knew Robert knew he was an amazing father to his sons. Robert lived and breathed for them daily! Their individual bonds were truly unbreakable. Robert was dedicated to co- parenting with his best friend Tammy to giving these two young men the best life and upbringing as possible. There was not a day that Robert would not express to everybody how proud he was of his sons Elijah and Joseph. He loved them so much. Robert was a good man full of life, charismatic and hardworking. He was also a very loving, generous, genuinely kind, and caring son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Robert was passionate about everything and anything he had ever done. He was a man of many hats. Fresh out of high school, he became a roofer then later a career as a licensed floor-covering construction professional for Lopez Carpet then went on to working for a particularly good friend at Smith Carpet and Flooring. After many many years Robert decided it was time to learn a new trade working for his brother Adam at his company Southwest Creations as a custom construction landscaper while attending classes to become a licensed Chemical Spray Technician also for Southwest Creations where he always put in his best effort to succeed. This was his career from the year 2017 to present time. Robert loved to ride his bike around town shopping for clothes and especially hats. He also loved spending time with his dog Maryjane, took her for many walks and played fetch with pinecones while yelling (BLUE 42). He loved football, his team was The Las Vegas Raiders. He also loved watching WWE with his brother, sons and nephews. Robert was quite the artist he loved to draw and was exceptional at it. He loved listening to all types of music. Most of all Robert loved being with family and friends making memories always with his babygirl Maryjane in tow. Robert is loved by many and will be greatly missed and forever cherished in our hearts. Roberts memorial service and rosery will be held at 10:00am on June 9, 2023, at Riverside Chapel 225 San Mateo Blvd Northeast Albuquerque New Mexico 87108 immediately followed by food and refreshments with family at 1501 54th Street Northwest Albuquerque New Mexico 87105. " A heart stopped beating, Hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best, Leaves and flowers may wither, The golden sun will set, But the hearts that loved you dearly are the ones that won't forget."
In Loving Memory Robert Lee Velasquez May 26, 1978 - May 18, 2023
If sending flowers, please have them delivered to Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd NE by 06-08-2023 9AM-4:30PM Thank you