Robert Manzanares

Profile Updated: December 9, 2020
Residing In: El Paso, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Cythia Silva Manzanares
Occupation: Retired January 1, 2020
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After high school I went to UTEP for 2 1/2 years but ran out of money and decided to take a break. I never went back. Got married to my soul mate, Cindy Silva in 1973 and had two beautiful daughters, Lisa & Monica. Lisa went to EPHS (class of '92). and married Alex Rascon (EPHS class of '89). He is the son of Sandra Venegas Rascon EPHS Class '69 (small world). They gave us two grandchildren Aidan and Maura. Monica followed her mother's foot steps and went to Loretto Academy (class of '96) and married Roy Morales (EPHS class of '97). They gave us two Grandsons, Demitrius and Cedric. Both girls are college grads, Lisa from UTEP and Monica from St. Mary's. My girls are my pride and joy. They have become beautiful women inside and out.

They say that most people change jobs 7 times in their lives. I am spent. Worked as delivery boy for a pharmacy during college years. Debt collector when I got married. Walgreen manager, a drug buyer for Medical Center Pharmacy and even started my own pharmaceutical company ( legal endeavor). I owned a steel fabrication company and for the past 32 years, a grocer. Retired on January 1, 2020

Life has been good to me and I am thankful for God's gifts. My years at EPHS were great times that I will never forget.

"The difference between school and life?
In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson". (a quote by Tom Bodett)

We are now past 60 and boy, what lessons we can now teach.

School Story:

Senior year I was in charge of getting the crash car for homecoming, the one students would pay money to bangup. I bought one for twenty bucks but of course it didn't run. Woody Delora, Ernie Arredondo and I pulled it out of a hole in the ground with Woodys truck about 8 blocks from the school. Woody was driving his truck I was steering the clunker and Ernie was in the back of Woody's truck making sure the chain didn't break. We headed down Cliff then made a turn onto Virginia. Woody started to pick up speed and I realized the clunker had no breaks. Got to Schuster, Woody breaks and the clunker didn't. Ernie was siting on the tailgate and thought it would be a good idea to stop the clunker with his legs. Now you know how Ernie Arredondo broke his leg his senior year.
(remember we were dumber than dirt and hadn't gotten our diploma yet)

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Sep 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Johnny Long has been trying to post a msg but since you are retarded, it's not posting. I meant to say retired. Send him shout.

Jun 17, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Hey Cheri, Grace Madrid Sanchez and I were at the EPHS museum and found your mascot head. I think it was missing a tooth, the hair was a little worn but it did smell like wet tiger. I hope you are doing better. LOL...Thought you would get a kick out of seeing it again. It reminded us of you. Hope you make it to the Centennial Celebration next year!

May 17, 2020 at 8:41 PM

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Newest addition to the family!
Demetrius Robert Morales 4/13/10 8lb 10oz 21"
Monica's 1st and looks just like grandpa.
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February 2001 cruising with Rudy Plasencio, Angel De La Cruz, Mara Frausto, Nena Vargas, Linda Arevalo and spouses.
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Dinner at the Las Vegas Hilton's Benny Hanna with Bobby and Becky Villa. March 2005
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Luis Manzanares, Bill Miller and I in San Antonio June 2009
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Ben Flores And I in Las Vegas August 2009
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Cindy & I with Nena Gonzales Martinez and Bobby & Becky Villa at the '69 Reunion. October 2009
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Cindy & I December 2009
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David Rascon, Denise Abraham, Sandra Venegas Rascon, Bebe Galicia Martinez, Susan Abraham, My self, Sabino Escobar and George Ybarra at Bebe's home
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In Las Vegas in March 2010 at the a year of the tiger display with my winter beard. This tiger was pretty cool.