- Son of Sheila & Joe.
My father was Joseph Zucman. His parents were Sam Zucman and Sarah Dukelski Zucman. I don’t know the pre-Ellis Island spelling, perhaps Zuckerman? Perhaps Zucmanski? They both emigrated from Russia, but only met in Philadelphia where they married and where my dad was born. My mother is Sheila Perez Zucman. Her parents were Josie Mendoza Perez, aka Bernadette Jacquez, and Jose Perez, aka Jose Guerrero. Josie / Bernadette was born in El Paso, Texas. Jose was born in Mexico: maybe Guadalajara? Maybe Autlan? My mother was born in Lamar, Colorado. I was born at Kaiser Hospital on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.