Guerra, Dr. Manuel H. |
Dr. Manuel H. Guerra was born in San Diego, CA on July 15, 1922 to Manuel R. Guerra and Emilia McWilliams Guerra and passed away on October 27, 2013 in Huron, Ohio. A veteran of WWII Army Air Corps, he attended Phoenix College, University of Wisconsin and received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan. Professor Guerra taught for 50 years at universities including Stanford, USC, ASU, and SMU. He produced the first educational children's program for WBEN-TV in Buffalo, New York and KQED-TV in San Francisco and championed bilingual education. He was invited to speak before the U.S. Congress on the Civil Rights Act and was listed in Who's Who in American Education. He authored the musical play, "Viva the USA", and recently the book, American Biography of Jaime Nuno, Composer of the Mexican National Anthem. Professor Guerra is survived by his wife, Martha, her children Trina, Sterling, Mariah, Erich, and Sarah, his daughter, Nancy Guerra Wilbourne (Lee) of Penn Valley, CA, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ponciana, parents and sisters. His remaining family, fellow professors, and students will miss him very much. Donations in his memory may be
made to Hospice. Visitation will take place at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix from 11:00 - 12:00 on Thursday, October 31, 2013; burial at St. Francis Cemetery.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 29, 2013