Robert was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the year of 1951 on Halloween. He was raised in New Orleans until the age of 14 and attended Catholic Schools while there. He is of Italian, French, Spanish, and Irish descent.
His mother remarried and moved him and his brother to Fort Worth, Texas in 1965. This was quite a cultural shock. Slow to adapt, he transferred to a Catholic school in River Oaks for the seventh and eighth grades, then experienced another cultural shock… the public school system for high school. Robert married while in high school then got on with his life. Robert has two children, Robert, III, age 46 and Christopher, age 26.
Robert has worked since the age of 16, finally going to work for the religion he loves in the year 2000. What a way to start the new millennium. Robert has been with St. Michael for 14-plus years and hopes to retire from St Michael. His Catholic faith is deeply embedded in his life, having grown up in a good Catholic family in New Orleans. Now at 63, Robert continues to work and worship at his Texas home parish.