The Obit For Manny Carrasco

Manny Carrasco

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 20, 2012

Manny Joseph Carrasco

Resident of Soquel

Entered the world on 01/15/1930, and left this life on 06/18/2012. He was born in San Jose and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he met his loving wife Fay of 59+ years. Manny briefly signed with the Cleveland Indians farm team in Tucson. He started his family in San Bruno and later moved to San Jose where he and his wife raised their family (Cheryl, Tim, and Keith). Manny worked two jobs during most of his adult life to support his family and always managed to make time for them.

Manny and Fay lived in several communities and met many wonderful friends before they settled in Soquel, CA. Manny's love of life and people could be seen in every photo he took as a professional photographer. He was patient with everyone from babies to brides. As his family and friends certainly knew he loved and enjoyed sharing his passion for photography, baseball, golf, the San Francisco Giants and the 49'ers.

Manny is survived by his wife Fay, daughter Cheryl, sons Tim and Keith, daughters-in-law Patricia and Ramona, grandchildren Lauren, Scott, Joseph, Cynthia, Kimberly and great grandchildren Darren, Braden, and Jaxson; his sister Louise and brother-in-law Julio Rodriquez and brother Herb and his sister-in-laws Dee and Dina Carrasco and their families, sister and brother-in-law Elaine and Doug and their families, as well as his many friends.

Manny was proceeded in death by his son Stephen, mother Brehilda, father and mother-in-law Stephen and Victoria Portera, brother Jim Carrasco, and numerous family and friends.

The memorial service will be held at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Capitola, CA at 11 am on Thursday, June 21st. A reception will follow. If you can't make the service, you can visit and pay respects to him at AT&T Park near the Juan Marichal Statue on the right side of Lefty O'Doul Plaza. Manny is forever remembered there on a brick in the plaza that says "Manny Carrasco we love you always, Hon, T.C and K."

In lieu of flowers, please kindly make donations in Manny's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Lucille Packard's Children's Hospital.