AUGUSTA, Ga. - Manuel Dwain Pantoja, known to many as Skeeter, entered into rest Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his Mother Boyce Pantoja and Father Manuel Pantoja. Survivors are: wife of 41 years Electa W. Pantoja, Daughters Regina P. Hand and Jennifer P. Speth, Grandchildren Leia Hand, Luke Hand and Colby Grace Speth, Sisters Lynda Suarez, Kathy Tabor, Brothers Michael Pantoja, Jonathan Pantoja and a host of In-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. A native of Augusta, he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War and served his community as a Police Officer for the State of Georgia. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 27th at Elliott Sons Funeral home, 4255 Columbia Road Martinez, Georgia from 6pm-8pm. The family will have private graveside service Thursday. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Fisher House of the Charlie Norwood Center: CNVAMC c/o Augusta Warrior Project, 1190 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909 The family would like to express their sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the staff of GHSU 5-North unit and The Charlie Norwood Center for their diligent care and compassion.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 27, 2012