January 29, 1958 ~ June 28, 2021

Born in: Hartford , Connecticut
Resided in: Gardena, California

Robert Cumba, U.S. Army Veteran passed away on June 28th, 2021 at the Age of 63.  Robert resided in Gardena CA.  Robert was born in Hartford, Connecticut, raised in New York City, son of Lydia Quinones Caro & Santiago Cumba.

Robert was a brilliant student.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1975, when he was 17 years old and was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii for 3 1/2 years.  In 1979, Robert moved to Southern California (Torrance).  He spent many years living in Redondo Beach and found his passion in music working, as a DJ at the Raintree Night Club in Torrance California.  He subsequently was recruited to work in Brentwood, Los Angeles as a DJ.

In the late 1980’s he started his own Transportation business (Bayside Transportation in Wilmington, CA).  His proudest days was when he owned 3 semi trucks and acquired many accounts throughout California to transport freight.  In the 90’s he moved to Oakland California to run various Transporting businesses and lived there for several years moving back to Southern California (Long Beach).

In the later years, Robert was committed to served those who served.  He had a big heart and a great smile & laughter.  He helped the disadvantage in Shelters, often picking up food from food banks giving it to people in need.

Around 2014, he rescued his dog Mr. Brown (Brownie), which sadly was with my brother, when he passed away; they were truly inseparable!

Towards the end of Robert’s life he continued to work odd jobs acquiring work doing safety lines at Arco Stations and a side line of Pressure washing for businesses here in town.

Robert is survived by his Sister, Marti Rosario, Brother in Law and 3 children.


Robert Cumba Memorial Service Recording


Graveside Service: August 18, 2021 11:15 am

Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren
Riverside, CA 92508


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  1. candle 6Rest in Peace eternally my beloved brother. I miss you so much – you will always be my Hero and the best brother a Sister could have had🙏❤🙏!

  2. candle 1Wishing you the strength to face the days ahead and wonderful memories to cherish forever ❤
    RIP Robert

  3. Robert’s reaction after not seeing me for 30 years was, “You still have your hair!” Since most of the male cousins and some female possess the pattern baldness gene, he was surprised that I still had a full head of hair. Every now and then I decide to go bald, but it only last for two weeks and then I look like a sea urchin.

  4. candle 1Mis más sinceras condolencias para mi prima Marta, familia y amigos de mi primo Robert… Descansa en Paz.

  5. candle 1My deepest condolences on the tremendous loss of your brother Robert! May he rest in eternal peace alongside your beloved Mother until you are all reunited again in paradise🤍🙏🏼🕊
    May God continue to shine his light on you during this dark time and grant you peace. Love you Titi!

  6. candle 2Robert, love you my dear brother and miss you so much❤. Just know that you are always in my heart and you will always be my hero💋💕💟. RIP and know, that I am taking care of everything and that your dog, Mr. Brown (Brownie) is being taking care of! Love you❤RIP!

  7. It’s going to be hard to adjust to life without “Cumba”. He was here for so many people. He really had a heart of gold. R.I.P. Robert.

  8. candle 4Rest in Pace Robert. Me my family and Friends keep so many good memories in our hearts of you… ❤🙏

  9. candle 7My condolences to the family during this difficultly time. Sending hugs and prayers. RIP Robert!

  10. Marta, recibe nuestras más sinceras condolencias. Esperamos que Robert este en la presencia de Dios y que en paz descanse su alma. Dios te de mucha resignación en este
    momento tan difícil para tí.
    Con amor Taty, cachy familia.

  11. candle 4Robert you will be missed more than you will ever know. Marti, I can’t express my sorrow for your loss. Remember his contagious smile and positive energy. Love you!

  12. candle 7Pops………I’m gonna miss you dearly. Many things I wanted to tell you but I never got the chance to. I always will know where I got my artistic abilities from, I’ll never forget that and I love you very much. See you in the next life Pop.

  13. candle 2Thank you for being you…I am blessed to have known you and Mr. Brown…may you Rest in Peace my friend!

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