Dr. Manuel Guillermo Firgau

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Dr. Manuel Guillermo Firgau, 43, of Galax, peacefully passed away at his home on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela to the late Konrad Christian Firgau Yanes and Maria Celeste Quintero de Firgau.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Sarah Friend and children, Elizabeth Grace and Johannes Firgau, of the home; brother, Konrad Christian Firgau of Caracas, Venezuela; sister and nephew, Maria Celeste and Matthias Firgau of Dortmund, Germany; aunt and cousin, Graciela and Celeste Grammer of Algonquin, Ill.; father and mother-in-law, Terry and Nancy Friend of Galax; sister-in-law and nieces, Rebecca Friend, Emily and Sophie Joines of Sparta, N.C.
Dr. Firgau graduated from Boston University, where he obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He had a determined spirit, a wealth of patience, and a heart of love. He was a talented and compassionate physician, husband and father. Despite a long battle with cancer, he was also an eternal optimist and wrote the following words to remember him by:
"Everything is possible. Work hard. Always be persistent. Be positive. Life is beautiful. Enjoy it!"
At the request of Dr. Firgau, a private service will be held for family members.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Galax Foundation for Excellence in Education, P.O. Box 487, Galax, Va. 24333.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333
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Published in Galax Gazette from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9, 2014