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ROBERT ROY ACTIS

December 27, 1944 — March 5, 2024

Bakersfield

ROBERT ROY ACTIS

Robert Roy Actis, 79, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2024.  Robert was a wonderful brother, husband, father and Nonno to his family, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Robert was born in San Francisco on December 27, 1944, to Aldo and Isabelle Actis. At the age of two, he moved to Bakersfield, Ca.   Robert attended St Francis School and Garces Memorial High School. As a young man, he worked for his father at The Beacon gas station and bar located at the corner of South Union Ave and Panama Lane.  

In 1966, Robert was drafted into the Army due to the Vietnam War. Once in Vietnam he was part of Company B, 2D Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division.  While on a night patrol with the 1st infantry division, his unit was hit by an exploding mine. The blast killed his company commander and injured Robert. After recovering from his injuries, Robert received the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1968. 

Upon his return to Bakersfield, Robert joined Madruga Electric, owned by his Uncle Mel Madruga, as the very first employee. Robert was always known for being a hardworking and dedicated man to his craft.   After 40 plus years he retired as the very last employee along with his brother David.   

Robert was an active member of the Sacred Heart Church in Greenfield where he attended regularly and volunteered.  He would often be called upon to help with the electrical needs of the church and always worked the annual BBQ. Robert was known for not being an idle man and constantly cleaning around his house or working in his shop.  

Robert met Christina in 1968 while out with friends on the town.  After a three-year courtship they married on May 20, 1972.  During the 51 years of marriage Robert and Chris had 2 boys, Greg and Chad. 

The light of Robert’s life was being Nonno to Isabella and Reagan.  Robert loved to give them rides on the lawn mower and teach them how to cook, especially pies.  His granddaughters brought out the best in him. 

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Christina, his sons, Greg and Chad (Sarah), and granddaughters, Isabella and Reagan, his brother, David (Debbie), his sister-in-law, Patricia, brother-in-law, Steve, along with his niece and nephews.   

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, many uncles and aunts, cousins, and his sister-in-law Gerry. A Rosary will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 9:30 am followed by Mass at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, followed by a graveside at Greenlawn Memorial Park Southwest.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of California or the Wounded Warrior Project. 

The Actis Family would like to thank all the caregivers at The Palms at Saint Lauren in the Memory Care Unit and the nurses from Bristol Hospice.  


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Rosary

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Starts at 9:30 am (Pacific time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304

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