One of the late personalities, Bob Morales, is a mechanic and car enthusiast. However, he is best known as the older brother of the famous singer and songwriter Ritchie Valens. Richard Steven Valenzuela, aka Ritchie Valens, rose to fame for his notable hit, “La Bamba,” an adaptation of a Mexican folk song. Well, it became a super hit in 1958.

Bob Morales Bio & Wiki

The famous mechanic Bob was born in 1937 in San Fernando Valley, the USA. Further, he belongs to a white ethnic background and holds an American nationality. Moreover, He was born to Concepcion Reyes (Mother) and grew up with his late brother, Ritchie Valens. He died in his Central Coast home after battling prostate cancer at 81.

As a matter of fact, the two brothers have different biological fathers. Unfortunately, not much information is out about their father yet.

Bob Morales
Bob Morales
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During the 1950s, Bob and his family worked in San Jose agricultural camps. Not to mention, his family produces agricultural products and sells them for their living. Moving towards his educational qualifications, he attended San Fernando High School.

Bob Morales Wife

Bob was married twice in his lifetime. Firstly, Morales was in a relationship with his girlfriend turned wife, Rosie Caballero. The two first met in North California, and eventually, they tied the knot of husband and wife. Then, the ex-duo moved back to San Fernando Valley, where they shared seven children. Their children’s names are Brenda, Robert, Nora, Richard, Jerry, and Barbara.

Bob Morales With His Wife And Children
Bob Morales With His Wife And Children
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In an interview with Lowrider Magazine, Bob admitted that he was a little abusive with his then-wife, Rosie, in 2015. He said, “I used to drink all day and tear the house down. I also got a little abusive with Rosie.” You might love to read about Lala Kent.

Later in the 1970s, he divorced Rosie and moved to Santa Cruz County, where he met his future wife, Joanie Morales. Their first meeting was at a rehabilitation center where the two worked together. The couple exchanged their wedding vows at the addiction-treatment center in 1979.

Bob Morales Death

The brother of Ritchie Valens, Bob, died on Saturday, 15 Sept 2018, at 81. He took his last breath in his Central Coast home. In fact, he was battling prostate cancer for a long time which later became the cause of his death.

On Wednesday afternoon, many motorcycle clubs came to tribute Bob Morales. Not to mention, he wore his trademark Mohawk with pride before dying. As a matter of fact, police pulled him over several times for not having a driver’s license. He didn’t have a driver’s license for the last 25 years.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Bob Morales?

Bob Morales is a mechanic by profession. So, he doesn’t have a significant net worth compared to other known celebrities. Bob’s net worth was around $100,000 at the time of his demise. He earned all of this money through his solo career as a mechanic.

Bob with his brother, Ritchie Valens
Bob with his brother, Ritchie Valens
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The average income of a mechanic is around $44,890 per year. So, he might have earned around $50,000 annually as a renowned mechanic. Apart from his fortune, his brother, Ritchie Valens’ net worth is around $500,000, similar to Kevin Grealish.

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