A resident of Taos, left this world, unexpectedly on August 30, surrounded by his loved ones. Born on March 23, 1959, in Elizabeth, NJ, he was the youngest of three sons born to James and Jeanette Stokas. Raised in Cranford, NJ, Robert moved to Taos in 1992 with former wife, Linda. He was the proud father of two lovely daughters, Cheyenne and Haley, born and raised here in Taos. He worked for a few notable local contractors, before starting his own small company Stokas Construction. He was an avid golfer and participated regularly in the Wednesday evening Beat the Pro at TCC. He loved to fish, hike and take road trips exploring the endless beauty of the NM mountains. Those who knew and loved him will miss his wise guy sense of humor and big heart. He is survived by daughters Cheyenne and Haley, his wife Maria Guevara, and former wife Linda.