Knight of the Month – January 2015



Gilbert Zuñiga, Sr.

Gilbert’s adult life has been dominated by trucks – first driving, then owning. But on the morning of Holy Spirit’s annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas in mid-December, we learned the man can wield a mean spatula and prepare French toast at a rapid pace. Gilbert and son Gilbert, Jr. joined the council together last October. He was born in Kaufman and has lived in Dallas since 1946. Gilbert graduated from Crozier Tech and soon after went into the business of big rigs. He retired in 2007 after more than 50 years and passed the business along to “Junior.” Gilbert and wife Zonia have been married for 43 years. They attend St. Mary of Carmel parish near Pinkston High in north Oak Cliff. “Junior” is one of six children. He and his wife, Toni, have a young daughter, Gabryella, and are expecting their second child in February. They live in Dallas and attend St. Monica parish just off Walnut Hill Lane.