Archimedes Bobis, 52 years of age, of Los Angeles, California, passed away November 14, 2013. He was born in Manila, Philippines, on November 11, 1961. Archimedes graduated from Loyola High and received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and an M.S. in Education from Point Loma College.
He had a passion for martial arts; he had a brown belt in Taekwondo. He is survived by his mother and father, Patria and Angel Bobis and one brother, Adrian Bobis.
A poem for Archimedes C. Bobis:
I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so
happy and so bright! There is perfect joy
and beauty in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over, every restless
tossing passed; I am now at peace forever;
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly trod the valley
of the shade? Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me in that
way so hard to tread; And with Jesus' arm
to lean on, could I have one doubt or dread.
Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I
love you dearly still: Try to look beyond earth's
shadows, pray to trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you, so you must
not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth -
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed, He will
gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that
meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come!