Surrounded by his family, Manuel Abuton Bernad, age 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Manuel, “Manny” to his friends, or “Mimi” to his siblings and relatives, was born on January 14, 1947 in Oroquieta City, Philippines to Ramon and Norma Bernad. He is the eldest of 12 siblings. He came to the USA when he was 19 years old thanks to his Aunt, Tita Perin, who brought him here to attend Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He graduated with a Master’s Degree and became a librarian which brought him to San Diego, CA. He was offered a position at the University of San Diego in Alcala Park. For 50 years, he dedicated his life to academia and later obtained an MBA from University of Phoenix.
Manny is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Marzo Bernad and their 4 daughters and son-in laws; Tanya & Geoff Calienta, Gina & Ken Sinlao, Dee Alane & Alfred Pulido, and Trina & Mike Morris. As well as his 12 grandchildren, Jade, Gianni, Alexine, Andrew, Jenna, Carissa, Gavin, Anthony, Angelina, Ashlynn, Ayden and Noelle. Our hearts are broken and he will be dearly missed.
He was a truly faithful and dedicated man. He loved Jesus and His teachings. He is blessed in life and in death. He died in state of grace wearing his scapular. A blessed Catholic man.
Eternal rest and peace be upon the soul of Manuel Bernad and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace in the Glory of Our Lord. Amen.
Viewing & Rosary will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Vista La Mesa Christian Church, 4210 Massachusetts Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 13541 Stoney Creek Road, San Diego, CA 92129 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Dearborn Memorial Park, 14361 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA 92064.
- Date: May 11, 2018
- Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: Vista La Mesa Christian Church
- Address: 4210 Massachusetts Avenue La Mesa CA 91941
- Directions: Vista La Mesa Christian Church
Celebration of Life
- Date: May 25, 2018
- Time: 11:00 AM
- Location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
- Address: 13541 Stoney Creek Road San Diego CA 92129
- Directions: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
- Date: May 25, 2018
- Time: 12:30 PM
- Location: Dearborn Memorial Park
- Address: 14361 Tierra Bonita Road Poway, CA 92064
- Directions: Dearborn Memorial Park
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