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Robert Alexander Correa Robert Alexander Correa, 69, of Pine and Litchfield Park, AZ passed away June 24, due to a weakened heart caused by complications of gastric cancer. Known as Bob or Bobby, Robert was born December 27, 1947 in Kansas City, MO to Louis Mejia Correa and Nellie Macias Correa and raised in Kansas City, KS. He graduated from Pittsburg (KS) State University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and a major in Wood Science. He was initiated into Pi Kappa Alpha in 1968 and served as fraternity Historian. After college graduation, Robert entered the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Army Signal Corps School at Fort Gordon, Georgia and then sent overseas to Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1975. Robert began his civilian career in a corporate job for Weyerhaeuser, but felt he was better suited to self-employment. He quickly found a knack for his construction and wood science background establishing Correa Cabinet and Construction and soon employed 13 cabinet makers and installers for major home builders in the Kansas City metro area. Later he expanded with a complementary business Correa Construction and he became a successful custom home builder and contractor in Kansas, Colorado and Arizona. His talent, skill and careful production of homes, commercial buildings and remodels still stand proudly today. In later years he established Correa Trucking and worked major ADOT projects, particularly I-40 work in Northern Arizona until the discovery of his illness. He leaves his mother Nellie Correa and two sisters Virginia Correa Creager (Scott) of Litchfield Park and Rose Marie Correa Rooth formerly of Glendale; two nephews Robert W. Jones, Jr. (Shawn) of Queen Creek, and Brian Rooth (Monse) of Enfield, New Hampshire; and niece Jill Rooth Kismet (Kevin) of Florida. Others include numerous cousins in Arizona, Colorado, California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and other states. Family, friends, co-workers and classmates are invited to attend the Memorial Service with military honors at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 23 at The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park, with the Rev. Dale Hopely, Jr. Senior Pastor, officiating. Reception immediately following in the church hall. Contributions (or floral tributes) may be sent to The Church at Litchfield Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.heritagefuneralchapels.com.
Published on  December 11, 2017
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