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Joseph A. Manqueros, Sr.

Joseph A. Manqueros Sr. of Rancho Palos Verdes, 81, passed away January 15th 2017 at home surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held at Mary Star of the Sea on January 28th 2017 at 10:30am followed by a private burial at Green Hills Cemetery, followed by a reception. Joseph was born on January 15th, 1936 in Harbor City, California, to John and Lucille Manqueros (ne'e VanNess). After serving in the United States Air Force, he went to work first as a Merchant Marine with American President Lines, then with his Father at Dockside Machine Shop. During this time, while working full time to support his growing family, he was proud to complete his high school education and earn his diploma from San Pedro High School After starting his career with the LA Unified School District in 1962, he attended LA Harbor College and received his degree, in addition to certifications in heating, ventilation, and metallurgy. This enabled him to continue to rise through the ranks of, and ultimately retire in 1994 as the structural steel inspector for the 2nd largest school district in the Country. He enjoyed a lifelong love of gardening, traveling and reading, and most of all spending time with his family. A love of history and construction led him to join the Masonic Order, and he maintained his membership at the LA Harbor Masonic Lodge for his entire life. He is survived by his Wife of almost 62 years, Josephine (Josie) Manqueros, his siblings Dianne Maricich, Lucille (Cookie) Ramirez, and Frank Manqueros, his two daughters Susan Naeve of Dallas and Dianne Manqueros of Long Beach, his three sons, Joseph Manqueros Jr of Laguna Beach, Steven Manqueros of Rancho Palos Verdes and Kenneth Manqueros of San Diego, his grandchildren Ashley Wixom, Stephanie Manqueros, Katie Naeve, Meghan Manqueros, Phillip Hanna, James Hanna, Robert Estes, Christopher Naeve, Matthew Manqueros, Tyler Manqueros, and great grandchildren Mia Moreno, Meadow Gonzales, and Elgin Hanna. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Lucille as well as his siblings, John Manqueros, Gerald Manqueros, Robert Manqueros and Dolores Tarango The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Torrance Memorial Hospice Care for their support in his final days. If desired donations can be made to National Hospice Care and Pallative Organization, 1731 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Sign guestbook at dailybreeze.com
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2017
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