The Obit For Bob Moniz

Robert (Bob) Moniz

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on February 25, 2012


Robert (Bob) Moniz Bob Moniz was involved in almost every aspect of life and he enjoyed every minute of it. He played baseball right here in Visalia with the Visalia Cubs for many years before moving on to AAA baseball in Oregon. That's how he met his lovely wife, Angie. She used to go to the games to watch him play.

In the early 60's Visalia did not have a pro baseball team. A semi pro team was formed and Bob Moniz got to play with many local Visalia resident baseball talents like Don Alfano, Bob Talbot, Truman Clevenger and even COS legend, Bert Holt.

Bob loved to hunt and would spend every pheasant season hunting with his friends on the west side of the county where the Swearengen Ranches are currently farmed. Interesting enough, Bob threw with his right hand and batted left in his baseball career, then shot a rifle with his left shoulder.

After his baseball career ended, he worked for Real Fresh Milk for about 25 years. He was responsible for packaging milk cases that were delivered to the soldiers in the Viet Nam War. Later in his career he was responsible for all the labeling that was placed on juices that were prepared for school lunches. He met many friends during his employment with Real Fresh; and even after retiring, he would attend social events and continued to visit with his co-workers at the plant until his death.

Bob is survived by his daughter Nancy and husband Mark Jordan, as well as two beautiful grandchildren who he was very proud of and talked about them constantly. He was a family man and never missed opportunities to be with his immediate family. He spent all of the holidays with them and his wife's family. He couldn't help in not knowing all of his wife's family because all 5 brothers and 4 sisters, including many cousins from his wife's side of the family, lived next door to each other on Tulare Ave. Bob was originally from Oakland but lived most of this life in Visalia.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Hall of Fame room in Rawhide Stadium in Recreation Park from 2:00-5:00pm. Public is invited.