Soto, Robert G., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at his home with his family at his side. He was 81 years old. Robert G. Soto was born on June 27, 1928 in Crystal City, TX to the late Juan and Ramona (Guerrero) Soto. He married Mary on January 27, 1946 in Saginaw. She survives him. Robert started working at GM Malleable Iron at the age of 17; he then retired after 45 years of service. He also worked for the Saginaw News delivering newspapers. Robert was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and he enjoyed playing the guitar for La Rondalla. He enjoyed meeting with his Compadres at McDonalds and traveling to Texas. Robert loved baseball and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary; five children: Angelo (Anita) Soto of Saginaw, Pauline Lyle of Southfield, Eloisa (Soto) Keahey and Roberta Soto all of Saginaw, Manuel Soto of Flint; eight grandchildren and one very special grandson, Juan Soto; 13 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a special brother and sister-in-law, Elias (Eva) Soto of Texas; brothers: Felipe Soto and Abelardo Soto both of Texas; sisters: Alma Pasillas of California, Rosa Perez and San Junita Flores both of Texas. Robert was preceded in death by a son and daughter: Robert Soto Jr. and Theodora Soto; three brothers and two sisters. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice especially Vickie Sumera for her extra love and care. Robert’s funeral liturgy will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 910 N. Sixth Ave. Rev. Fr. Daniel Anholzer OFMCap will officiate with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A vigil service for Robert will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Robert will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of Mass. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com.