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Fernando Cisneros, born October 10th, 1922 to Ernesto and Rosa Cisneros in "El Paso, TX, passed away Sunday morning, January 8th, 2017. He grew up near St. Patrick's Cathedral, and was a lifelong parishioner. He attended Morehead Elementary School and graduated from El Paso High School in 1942, all the while maintaining numerous newspaper routes. He proudly served his country for four years during World War II throughout North Africa and the European theatre. Upon returning to El Paso, he went to work as an engine rebuilder at Rollins Motor Company, learned book keeping while there, then worked at Tex-Togs Mfg for many years, and finished his work career at El Paso Battery, retiring at the age of 83. He met his loving wife, Martha Veytia in 1949, married in October of 1952, and remained together for the entirety of his remaining 64 years. They had 5 children; David (wife Beth), Ricardo, George, Robert, and Caroline. He was the sole survivor of his brothers; Gilbert, Guillermo, Alfonso, and Armando Cisneros, as well as all his cousins. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren; Aaron, Ruth, David, and Marco, and step grandchildren, Tiffany, Myles, and Mason. Throughout his life, he was a member of Toastmasters, an avid bowler who twice bowled a perfect game, and was a ticket/gateman for UTEP football, basketball, and track events for 5 decades. He was the Treasurer of the St. Patrick's PTA, usher at the church for over 40 years, member of the Cathedral Booster Club and PTA, as well as enjoyed playing basketball with his sons and friends every Thursday night at the Cathedral HS gym. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, and his 1950 Mercury, that he proudly claimed he personally drove off the train boxcar. In his younger days, he and Martha were jitterbug champions in El Paso and Dallas competitions. He always took his family to support local entertainment like the rodeo, Ice Capades, Harlem Globetrotters, the Sun Carnival Parade, and the Sun Bowl. In his golden years, he and his wife were loyal patrons of Showtime El Paso. Together, he and his wife educated all his children, at St. Patrick's Elementary, Cathedral High, El Paso High, UTEP, and Texas A&M University. Fernie was a very outgoing, down-to-earth, honest, and hardworking man, who befriended everyone who came into his life. This held true whether he was at the bank, work, grocery store, church, or just walking down the street. Much like most people who grew up during the Depression and survived WWII, he was content, happy, and grateful for what he had, and took joy in his family. He will be most remembered for these qualities. Rosary will be held on Thursday, Jan 12nd at 7pm at Martin Funeral Home Central. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Jan 13th at 1pm at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa. Committal service following at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home Central 3839 Montana Ave. El Paso, TX 79903 915-566-3955.
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