Roberto Beo Vargas

Roberto Vargas

Roberto Beo Vargas, or Bobby as most knew him, a resident of Houston Fort Bend County passed away at the age of 67 years old at St Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital on August 22, 2013. He remained resilient until the end even though he struggled with his health. Bobby was born and raised in Sampolac, Manila, Philippines. He graduated with his degree in Marine Engineering from Feati University in Manila. He served as a merchant marine until he joined the US Army in 1973. He dedicated 22 years to the Army retiring as a Sergeant First Class and maintenance supervisor. He served in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He is a bronze star recipient for meritorious service. He then committed another 8 years to the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority as a heavy diesel mechanic finally retiring to devote time to his family.

He was one of five children born to late Marcelino Vargas and Ciriaca Beo and was the beloved husband of Sandra Gayle Vargas for 38 years. Bobby will be forever remembered by his surviving siblings, brother Phil Delfino and sister Estrellita Beo Vargas Cruz; son Hutch Vargas and wife Karla; daughters Rachael and Kasey Vargas; grandchildren Ashton, Kailyn and Kenzie Vargas along with numerous other family members and friends whom were blessed to know him.

Bobby loved watching sports like football, boxing, wrestling, and UFC. He enjoyed attending live sports venues when possible with his children. He was a movie enthusiast and shared those moments with his family laughing. He liked listening to music like old country, the classics, and Elvis. He was very proud of his travels living and visiting places like Guam, Hawaii, Korea, Panama and Germany including numerous US cities nationwide and many more other countries.

Bobby was the strength and backbone of his family and commemorated for his notable silly sense of humor and respected prudent guidance.  He always made people smile regardless of what adversities he faced. He was a humble and meek man, who diverted focus from him and his health to taking care of his wife, children and family.

He was a charitable man who contributed plenteous donations to groups like Disabled American Veterans, Army Emergency Relief Campaign, Fund for Paralyzed and Disabled Police Officers, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Diabetes Association and Firefighters Charitable Foundation as well as countless others.

Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 1pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City following a two hour visitation. Committal service will be at 3pm at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, Texas, 77598.