Robert (Bob) E. Tapia

  • Born: July 12, 1948
  • Died: July 13, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert (Bob) E. Tapia, age 72, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio on July 12, 1948 to Jesus Salinas Tapia and Maria de Jesus Cantu Tapia. Bob attended St. Gerard Elementary School and St. Gerard High School in San Antonio, TX. He earned a B.S. from Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas in 1971. In 1979, he earned a M.S. degree in counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX.

Throughout his career, Bob worked for organizations and agencies dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities, to include: Epilepsy foundation of America, the San Antonio Association for the Blind, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, and the Disability Policy Consortium. Bob was particularly proud of the work he did with emergency responders. Bob worked as a contract instructor with the San Antonio Police Department's Training Academy teaching stress management to police officers as well as their spouses. He volunteered as a mental health professional with the San Antonio Police Officer's support team. Bob assisted officers involved in critical incidents during the four years he volunteered with this team.

Bob's private practice focused on working with numerous foster care agencies, families and children in Bexar and surrounding counties. He provided individual counseling services to children and teenagers and he loved the work he did with the foster families as well as their sponsoring foster agencies.

Bob had a passion for his family, as well as his work with children and adults. Those that knew him well knew Bob loved outdoor sports, particularly target shooting. Following his graduation from Texas A & M, his hobbies included for photography, tennis, and archery. He loved to compete in matches with 1,000- yard competitions. Bob participated in several gun clubs and gun ranges where he enjoyed participating in activities such as weekend clinics for high school students to provide them with instruction in long range shooting. He was also proud of the weekend event that involved hosting veterans for a bar-be-que and spending time with their family members at the CTSA range.

Bob is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda Harwood Tapia; stepdaughters, Jennifer Bishop and Sarah Bishop; aunt, Irma Sandoval and numerous cousins, extended family members and friends.

Private services are planned for a later date.

For those unable to attend, the recorded service may be viewed on this link:

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 2203 Babcock Road, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

Condolence & Memory Journal

The world lost a very special person. Thank you for being a part of our family.
you will be missed.
Anderson garage.

Posted by Jay Baker - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 06, 2020

Linda, the Armendariz family sends their condolences, love, and prayers. We are sorry for your family's loss. May you and the girls find comfort in all the wonderful memories you shared over the years. Rosemary Armendariz Penhollow, Matt Penhollow, John, and Joseph Armendariz.

Posted by Rosemary Penhollow - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 31, 2020

Love you, primo, sure gonna miss you

Posted by Bernardo (Barney) Cantu - San Antonio - Family   July 29, 2020

Linda, prayers for you and the girls. Bob was such an amazing man with so many successes and accomplishments. One of those being you and the girls- his family. My grandma speaks of his kindness and thoughtfulness every day. I'm sorry I am unable to be there today. let me know if there is anything y'all need.

Posted by Jenna Mickey - San Antonio, TX - Family   July 29, 2020

Robert doing his thing. Loved them guns!

Posted by Alex Sandoval - Houston, TX - Family   July 29, 2020

Robert and Irma. So much love between them.

Posted by Irma Sandoval - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   July 29, 2020

Linda and Family I'm sending my condolences to your family from my family to yours. we are praying for you.We loved our cousin Robert. He was our big(meaning tall) fun cousin. We shared good times growing up. I'm glad Robert met you and the girls. He only talked about you and how proud he was of His girls! Y'all were a big part his life. Love you! Sandy

Posted by Sandy Payne - Corpus Christi, TX - Family   July 29, 2020

My dearest Linda Jennifer and Sara. My deepest condolences to you, Jennifer, and Sara. I will miss you my beloved nephew so very much. God bless you.Your family will always be loved by me. I Love you all and I'll keep in touch. Lovingly your aunt Itma Sandoval

Posted by Irma Sandoval - San Antonio, TX - Family   July 29, 2020

Linda, our heart and prayers are with you and the girls. You blessed Robert's life with an amazing family. He loved you and the girls so much. He was so proud to be a part of your life. Take care. You will remain in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by Sonia Mickey - San Antonio, TX - Family   July 29, 2020

Deepest sympathy to Bob's wife, Linda, and his girls. He was a good man and he is truly missed.

Posted by Linda Hulett - Hondo, TX - Friend   July 29, 2020

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Robert and Irma. So much love between them.
Robert doing his thing. Loved them guns!