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Manuel Chaij Sr.

December 15, 1927 - December 29, 2012
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MANUEL CHAIJ Memory Eternal Manuel was born December 15, 1927 in Cordoba, Argentina, where from an early age he displayed his affinity for sports and became a gymnast representing his country Argentina in the 1948 Olympics. In 1951 Manuel came to the U.S. to pursue and succeed with a Professional Wrestling career, to be known professionally as "The Great Zuma" and the "Amazing Zuma". His career ensued till 1975, which in that time he represented the United States traveling the world with his profession winning numerous Titles and World Championships in his category. Manuel was married to Mariam in 1961 and had three sons. He returned to...
MANUEL CHAIJ
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Manuel was born December 15, 1927 in Cordoba, Argentina, where from an early age he displayed his affinity for sports and became a gymnast representing his country Argentina in the 1948 Olympics.
In 1951 Manuel came to the U.S. to pursue and succeed with a Professional Wrestling career, to be known professionally as "The Great Zuma" and the "Amazing Zuma". His career ensued till 1975, which in that time he represented the United States traveling the world with his profession winning numerous Titles and World Championships in his category.
Manuel was married to Mariam in 1961 and had three sons. He returned to his native Argentina in 1975 with his family where he retired from sports and pursued several entrepreneurial endeavors till 1984, where he was joined with his sons in California. He continued with different commercial ventures always accompanied by his wife and sons.
Manuel was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Mariam, his three sons, Elias, Jorge and Manuel, and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his only two living siblings, Side and Jose. He was also loved and remembered by all his Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, their children and grandchildren.
Manuel died in Rancho Cucamonga on December 29, 2012 at the age of 85, always a loving Husband, Loving Father, Loving Grandfather and Loving Friend.

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