By Candy King from the November 2016 Edition
Sadly, Manzanillo lost one of our finest residents on Sunday, October 9. Manuel López Pérez died early Sunday morning in Guadalajara after a short illness. Manuel or as he was known to some, Manolo, had lived in Manzanillo for over 40 years, first as general manager of Las Hadas.
In the following years he was known and loved by many as the owner and operator of Manolo’s restaurant, his wife, Juanita, by his side. He was known, respected and loved by many.
Manuel was preceded in death by the loss of his beloved wife, Juanita. He is survived by 6 children. His sons, Manolo, Chuck, Mike and Luis survive him as well as his daughters Lulu and Karla. Karla and her son, Ignacio, are residents of Manzanillo.
He is also survived by several grandchildren in the United States, all of whom he loved dearly.
A mass was planned, to honor his life, at the church in Santiago. He was a dear friend to many and kind to all of the people he ever knew. He will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.