Dr. Manuel G. Magno Jr. 1937 - 2011
The firstborn child of Manuel and Carmen of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, entered this life on 23 February 1937.
Dr. Magno is survived by his wife, Mae. The couple married on 9 June 1962. The newlyweds emigrated to the United States shortly after a medical degree was conferred by University of Philippines in 1962. Dr. Magno completed internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. While in residency at Huron Hospital in Cleveland, Manny and Mae were blessed with the birth of their son Manuel III and daughter Mary Margret. While in Chicago where Dr. Magno completed surgical fellowship in vascular thoracic at Hines Hospital, Manny and Mae were blessed with the birth of their youngest child, Maria Yvette.
In 1970, The Magno Family moved to Parkersburg, where Dr. Magno entered private practice as a vascular thoracic surgeon. Manny and Mae raised their family and remained active in their community. Dr. Magno would close his office to volunteer his services providing physicals to participants in The Special Olympics. As a father, attending every tennis match and swim competition, adding to the home a tennis court and swimming pool for the benefit of the family and friends. The Magno home remained a gathering place for all until retirement to St. Augustine in 1997.
Manny and Mae were warmly welcomed to Marsh Creek. Manny enjoyed his days golfing with friends and family, scoring a hole in one on May 11, 1999 on the 7th.
Manny has been blessed with and is survived by grandchildren Trent, Trevor, Troy, Andrew and Matthew. Manny and Mae hosted the joyful marriage of daughter Peggy to Thomas Mouracade in 2008.
Manny is blessed with friendship of Mohammed and Sharon Mirzai.
Siblings Flilmena Cantoria, Thelma Makasiar, Marie Advani, Mario Magno all surviving.
Comfort and care was provided by younger daughter Maria, who tirelessly attended to her father in declining health.
Encircled within the love of family, Dr. Manuel G. Magno Jr. peacefully departed this life 18 October 2011. As a dignified and honorable man, as a Child of God, may his memory be eternal.
A Memorial Mass will be held 9 a.m. Monday, 24 October 2011, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine, with The Rev. Seamus O"Flynn officiating.
Donations in memory to American Red Cross, ASPCA.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.