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ROBERT GEORGE CARUSO

SON OF FRANCES VASQUEZ AND JOSEPH JOHN CARUSO


ROBERT GEORGE CARUSO AND FRIEND

ROBERT WAS THE FOURTH CHILD OF JOSEPH AND "HONEY". WHEN HE TELLS STORIES OF GROWING UP HE REMEMBERS WEARING SHIRTS HIS MOTHER MADE OUT OF FLOUR SACKS OR IN LEAN TIMES WIRING CARDBOARD WITH CHICKENWIRE TO HIS SHOES TO MAKE THEM LAST UNTIL HE GOT ANOTHER PAIR. HE SAID WHEN HE WAS A KID AND HE WANTED MONEY SOMETIMES HE WOULD TAKE FLOWERS FROM THE CEMETERY, SELL THEM AND WHEN THE PEOPLE LEFT HE WOULD GO BACK OVER AND GET THEM AGAIN TO RESELL. HE ADMITTED HE GOT INTO ALOT OF TROUBLE AS A TEENAGER AND IN A LIGHT HEARTED CONVERSATION WITH "HONEY" YEARS LATER SHE WAS ASKED HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO HANDLE HER BOYS IN TROUBLE ALL THE TIME. SHE LAUGHED AND COMMENTED,"I DIDN'T HAVE BAD BOYS. THEY RAN AROUND WITH BAD PEOPLE."

ROBERT DIDNT RAISE HIS FAMILY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS MOST OF HIS SIBBLINGS. AFTER MARRYING BETTY BENEVITZ HE MOVED TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TO SAN LEANDRO AND SURROUNDING AREAS. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN ; JACKILYNN ANN SHERRY LYNN AND ROBERT GEORGE JR.HE ENJOYED NEW PLACES AND IT WAS NOT NEW FOR HIM TO DECIDE IT WAS TIME TO MOVE AND AFTER SETTING THINGS UP MOVING HIS FAMILY. HE MADE HIS LIVING IN THE FAMILY VOCATION OF BAKING AND HAD NO PROBLEM GETTING A JOB ANYWHERE HE WENT. ONE OF HIS MOVES TOOK THE FAMILY TO WASHINGTON STATE. WHILE LIVING IN WASHINGTON ROBERT JOINED THE RED SALMON COMPANY AND WENT TO ALASKA FOR 6 MONTHS TO BAKE AND COOK FOR THE FISHERMAN. A FEW YEARS LATER HE JOINED THE MERCHANT MARINES AS A COOK AND BAKER WHERE HE LEFT OUT ON A SHIP CALLED THE PINE BLUFF VICTORY. THE SHIP WAS AN AMMO SHIP THAT TRANSPORTED BOMBS TO TAILAND TO BE SENT OVER FOR THE VIETNAM WAR. UPON HIS RETURN HIS FAMILY MADE ANOTHER BIG MOVE BACK TO OROVILLE,CALIFORNIA WHERE HE OPENED THE ONLY 3 BAKERIES BETWEEN OROVILLE AND GRIDLEY. DURIONG THIS TIME THERE WAS A BREAD STRIKE AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE SUPPLYING BREAD TO THESE AREAS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. HE KEPT THE SHOP RUNNING 24 HOURS A DAY AND HAD TO HIRE IN MORE HELP IN ORDER TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND OF THE PUBLIC.

AFTER 25 YEARS OF MARRIAGE ROBERT AND BETTY DIVORCED AND HE LATER MARRIED JESSE EUBANKS (NICKIE).

ONE OF ROBERTS PASSIONS IS TRAVEL HE AND NICKIE TRAVELED TO MANY PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES AS WELL AS ASIA AND EUROPE. FROM HIS THREE CHILDREN HE HAS 7 GRANDCHILDREN AND 8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

WEDDING RECEPTION OF ROBERT GEORGE CARUSO AND BETTY BENEVITZ (1ST WIFE)(1955)

ROBERT CARUSO AND BETTY (BENEVITZ)CARUSO-DAUGHTERS-JACKILYNN CARUSO (ON ROBERT'S LAP)- SHERRY CARUSO ON (BETTY'S LAP)(1957)
BETTY (BENEVITZ) CARUSO, JACKILYNN CARUSO, SHERRY CARUSO AND HOLDING ROBERT GEORGE CARUSO JR.(1958)

ROBERT GEORGE CARUSO SR. WITH HIS FIRST GRANDCHILD MARK STEVENS-SON OF JACKILYNN CARUSO STEVENS(COLLIER)AND JACK STEVENS.(1974)

ROBERT GEORGE CARUSO SR. AND WIFE JESSIE (NICKIE EUBANKS)CARUSO WEDDING PICTURE(1991)

ROBERT SR AND HIS FIRST SET OF GREAT GRANDCHILDREN THOMAS AND MARIAH


ROBERT AND NICKIE AT THE ACROPOLIS IN GREECE
2002


ROBERT AND NICKIE AT THE GREAT WALL IN CHINA
2002


ROBERT AND NICKIE IN MONTE CARLO
2002


ROBERT AND NICKIE IN VATICAN CITY, ROME
2002


ROBERT AND NICKIE IN VENICE, ITALY
2002

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