Latinos In The Quad Cities: 20 Questions


robert_cervantes1.Name: Robert T. Cervantes

2.Birth date: March 27 1958

3.Occupation: Heavy equipment operator (upper rock island county landfill)

4.Hometown:  Silvis, IL

5.Favorite Food: Anything from tacos to pizza

6.Family: My wife Alesia – daughters- Amanda – Angela , Granddaughter Liliana

7. Favorite Music: Just about everything

8.Favorite Book: None, mostly the newspaper’s

9.Favorite Movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Steve Martin – John Candy)

10.Famous Person Living or Dead, I’d Like to Meet: Pope John Paul II

11.In My Spare Time, I like To: Just sit back and watch TV

12.If I could change one thing, I’d: like to lose a few pounds

13.Peak experience: The birth of my two daughter’s

14. Pit experience: The death of my sister Patty from cancer

15.Favorite vacation spot: San Antonio, Texas

16.One thing I feel strongly about : Everyone has a right to there opinion

17.Most people don’t know: I can operate heavy equipment

18.I can’t stand: People who think they are always right

19.I wish I knew how to: Swim

20.Motto or favorite quote:” Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?” Senator Robert F  Kennedy

Robert Cervantes is the 9th child of 11 born to Tom and Helen Cervantes.  He is married to the former Alesia Ayala for 27 years, and has two daughters and a granddaughter.  His oldest daughter, Amanda, will graduate from Black Hawk College in December.  Robert is currently serving his second term as alderman in the city of Silvis, IL and serves as a race director to the firecracker run in East Moline and as a volunteer for the VIVA Quad Cities and Quad Cities Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in East Moline.  He was chairmen of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Fiesta for five years, Union Steward for Local 150 for the last 10 years , and very proud to be Mexican – American !

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