Bob Drobel

Profile Updated: July 5, 2018
Residing In: Mesa, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: widowed
Occupation: Investments and raising a granddaughter.
Children: July 11, 1981. Fashion consultant and model. Now finishing degree. Has always been independent and moved More…to the beat of her own drum. Very bright, free spirit, manages rock band promotions as a sideline, She was born in Albuquerque, and graduated from Scottsdale Saguaro High School in 1998. Now a mom, and a natural at sales and sales management and marketing. She is Market Manager for a marketing company in Scottsdale. I still can't get the name of the company right. But she has 35 employees and is doing very well.

Robert Ryan was the baby and born July 29, 1983.
He has acted in several movies, and is forging ahead with a film and stage Performing Arts Degree, and is an Improviser in Chicago, going back this year to finish his curriculum at Second City in Chicago.
He is acting, doing Improv, but became a serious athlete last year, and in a total attempt to reform the body makeover, he went from a scrawny and skinny 6'1", 155, to 6'1" 195, with 6% body fat and is world class in crossfit. He has since left the gymnasium business and is staking mining claims for a Geologist in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington State. And loving it. He climbs 8-10,000 ft. mountains everyday to stake out Gold, Silver, Copper, and other mineral mines. He is in the shape to do it ad it is quite physically taxing but he spends time with deer, bear, elk, turkey, and mountain lions and a couple of other crew members and loves it.

After NMMI JC, I went to NMSU, and upon graduation, went to Ft. Bliss to take my physical. I was to head for Officer's Basic in two weeks, but I flunked my 5th physical, after four passes, thanks to an old football knee injury, and my Army Career was history in one hour. So, I went to ENMU for my MBA.
After I Graduated, I got lucky with a previous contact, and took a position in El Paso with a Division of Blue Bell Inc. (Wrangler), as International Sales Manager. It was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me. Great insight and great on the resume, and I did nothing but learn, and meet salesmen from all over the world, who went to work for me. In reality, I just coordinated their efforts, but I got a lot of credit for it. It was the blessing of a lifetime.
I spent 15 years with Sysco Albuquerque, and was Sales Manager at the end. Great career.
I married Marilyn Elizabeth Padilla in 1974 in Albuquerque, she went to Highland High School and Ft. Lewis in Durango, and she was flying for United Airlines when I met her.
She passed away in 1991 from breast cancer, and was the third generation in her family to lose one female to the dreaded disease. Liz was 39, and it was tragic.
The kids were 9 and 7, and I bought a transportation company in Scottsdale, and moved us over here for a change of venue. This was probably the most fun thing I have ever done in my life, although the margins were pretty slim. I was able to grab clients and accounts, with such people as Willie Mays, Roberto Alomar, MLB, and MLB Umpires, Randall Cunningham, Shane Doan, Dallas Clark, Eddie Johnson, Mark Grace and many others. It was a real kick in the butt. I have been here ever since.
We did move to Mesa, since living in Scottsdale got to be a pain in the ass, living around so many pretentious people. I have never been one for bullshit. You have to live up to that sooner or later. It is just better to be who you are, tell the truth, and let the chips fall.
I enjoyed the ride, I am definitely thinking about moving to Costa Rica, and if either Cap and Trade, or Health care Bills pass (including the public option), I will move. The health care in Costa Rica is better, 1/3 to 1/4 the cost, with American trained Doctors and Staffs, and a couple of American Hospitals. Their are American Insurance Policies written currently by 10 to 12 companies, which include airfare, hotel stay, and medical procedures, for a lot less than they cost here, and the satisfaction rate is as high or higher. Long winded SOB, huh?
I was diagnosed with Liver Disease, out of the blue, in January, 2011, and they took 26 litres of fluid out of my abdomen. I have not been a partier in 25 years. So do not neglect your liver and your kidney checkups. My transplant was September 5th, just in a nick of time, and God has blessed me with a second chance. I can not tell you what that means but there is no doubt, a man upstairs, and he does listen. I have proof.

School Story:

NMMI 1965-1968

NMSU '68-'70 BBA

ENMU '70-'71 MBA

Living and working with Bobby Kirk, working at the Chapparal Motor Hotel in Ruidoso, New Mexico, during the summer between years at NMMI. Saw a car load of girls from Midland Texas I had just met, going the other way, turned to look back and wave, right after picking up a case of Coors Bottles, and hit a telephone pole. Totaled out my Chevy II and the beer went everywhere, some exploding against the windshield. Covered me and I had not had my first sip. Sheriff stopped and said I think this car is done for, you had a drink? I said no, told him the story, he said, "You've got to watch out for those gorgeous women from Midland, and their convertibles", called a wrecker, and took me home to the house we were renting for the summer. I had the damn car for a week. Bob laughed his butt off, I did not think it was too funny. (At the time.) We were also roommates at NMMI our first class year. Moral of the story-Beer is more important than waving at beauty from Midland. Dad was not very happy. Took 6 months to save enough money to buy another car. JAJAJA

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Aug 16, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Hey Roommate. A trip back here to New Mexico and Homecoming would be in order. Miss you as usual. Phone calls from you are nice too. I hear from Mike a lot more than from you. As one of my best friends in forever, or maybe my very best friend, this is a sad state of affairs. Talk to me brother.
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May 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM

Happy Birthday, Bob! How's it going? How's Mesa treating you? Thought any more about moving back to Roswell? Me neither. But I have thought lots about moving from where I do presently reside. I guess it's the distance from family and what I know as my "roots". I'm straying off my task though which is to wish you a great and wonderful birthday celebration and wonderful surprises that come along with them to cheer the heart. Be blessed, bro., and love on those little ones near you. They are your treasure. KLUJICS! and Psalm 91 to you. Rest under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty.
Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

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May 15, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Feliz cumpleaños, Bob! Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. We just can't give Him enough praise. Don't think so much on the plight of the country that it drives you up the proverbial wall. Cast all your cares on Him for He careth for you. Enjoy your day, enjoy your family and eat some cake and ice cream. KLUJICS! Psalm 143.
Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Happy early Birthday Bob! Hope you have a great day with Friends and family. I'll be waiting to have that Birthday lunch with you when you get back here.

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Sep 09, 2017 at 2:34 AM

To Mike and Sally-

We were good friends in High School and College. You were always a cut above, a magnet  for friendship, and a leader. I enjoyed you a lot, including trips to A&W for root beer during two-a-days and many activities. Mike, I enjoyed the Institute with you as well, and I followed you as much as possible from NMSU. we played you all those years.

It is my loss that we lost touch, but we reconnected in Phoenix and in Prescott for a couple of lunches about ten or so years ago on your seperate trips to that get-away vacation spot you had up there in the pines. I'll never forget you good friend, and this kind of fits as a tribute to you, as another old Coyote.

To paraphrase from the 1933 Bronco:  Mike, you maybe gone from our ranks, we will keep you on our roster, as values once intimately known and available in our recollections and in our hearts.  Mike, our brother, you will remain FOREVER YOUNG. 
Rest in Peace. 
My Good Friend, Many Miss You
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Jun 11, 2017 at 3:25 PM

You are the hardest guy in the world to get a working phone number on. I'd love to speak at ya. Suggestions? A working number? Congratulations on you sons marriage! Best to Carol.

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May 17, 2017 at 12:09 AM

I'm late!! Happy Birthday. If you have one then I must be getting ready as well. I wish you all the best and I hope to see you when you have some time. My goodness where time goes. It has been a crazy start to the year, with hernia surgery all across my incision line, and I look slimmer. Two weeks at Mayo and 6 weeks recovery but God took care of me. I wish you all the best, you have always been a sister to me. God Bless. Be well.

May 16, 2017 at 9:43 PM

Happy Birthday, Bob! Hope you guys aren't too hot in middle AZ so far. Man what a year we have gone through! The only way to keep our sanity here is to know that no matter what God is still on his throne and prayer changes things. I rejoice in wishing you the very best and thank God for you, Psalm 116:1-12 KLUJICS!
Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

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May 14, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Happy Birthday, Bob! May 21 is a blessed day because you were born then and from the river of life ended up on the shores of Roswell, NM where you joined a very special bunch of people known as Coyotes. 18 years and a Diploma later, we all graduated to the school of life where our real testing began. I am happy to see that we have passed the test and are still journeying toward the destination that awaits us -- together. Stay faithful , amigo. KLUJICS. James 1:17. Psalm 3:3.
Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

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May 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Roberto! Happy Birthday amigo! I trust you will have and continue to have a great birthday. I'm looking forward to seeing you in September at the reunion!!!

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May 14, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Hola, Bob, Feliz Cumpleaños! In seven days, Lord willing, you'll be celebrating your birthday. What a blessing these years have been and to be granted one more? Well, that's just icing on the cake of life, amigo. Life is so funny. Joy mixed with sadness is part of it. We rejoice with the rejoicing ones and weep with the mourning ones and in the end we stand amazed at the fact that it continues whether we accept it like it is or not. It's fast and slow, it fills our emptiness only to take back what we never really owned in the first place. The longer we live the more we cling to it. It's supposed to be that way. We don't control it. It controls us. There is Only One who can give life and I, for one, choose to give mine over to the ONE who reigns over Life. What a great day to be alive, Bob. That's why I have so much to be thankful for. For the means of this venue at this time just to have the privilege of wishing well and saying Happy Birthday to my fellow 65 graduates of RHS. What a joy! Enjoy those grandkids and your children. I hope to see you in September full of stories and stuff to share. A toast to you, amigo y hasta pronto. KLUJICS.
Respectfully, Paul Viera, RHS 65 Classmate

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