Jan. 5, 1952 – June 21, 2013
Manuel passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family, following a hard fought eight-month battle with brain cancer.
Manuel was a loyal and loving husband to Frances Granillo. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary this November.
Manuel was a proud father of three; Jesus (Cynthia) Granillo, Brenda (Jose) Granillo, Jessica (Gabriel) Granillo-Trujillo. Manuel was a fun loving abuelito to three granddaughters; Eve, Trinity, and Emmalina.
Manuel graduated from Alisal High and he retired from Weyerhauser after 25 years. He enjoyed spending quality time with family, reading about politics and was a passionate sports fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Susana; brother, Andres; sister, Anna, and sisters-in-law Angela, Mary, and Irma.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and sisters: Gloria Lopez, Frances Martin, Lupe (Mike) Armenta, Lydia (Gaylen) Aoki, Laura Granillo, and all his nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held Thursday, June 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held following visitation at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Garden of Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St. Soledad, CA 93960, 831-678-9100, WoodyardFuneralHome.com.