BROWNSVILLE, TX. - With great sorrow, the sister and brothers of Mr. Theodore “Ted” Manzano announce the passing of their brother, Ted. Mr. Manzano, 59, was born August 10, 1959 in Brownsville, Texas. He died at his residence in Austin, Texas on May 02, 2019 of natural causes.
He was a devout Catholic having been guided by his mother. Our brother can only be described as a kind soul. He was patient; tolerant; a servant to humanity; a true gentleman. Ted was very intelligent. He excelled in mathematics and finance.
As a youth, Ted was a Cub Scout while attending Ebony Heights Elementary. He was a baseball pitcher for the West Brownsville Little League team, Pan American Bank.
He was a member of the Brownsville Boys’ Choir formed in 1965 under the direction of Mr. R. Buchanan. In 1973 at Stell Junior High and once again under the direction of Mr. Buchanan, Ted was one of seven chosen from public and private schools to provide vocal accompaniment for the world famous “Carpenters.”
Ted was on the James Pace High School Tennis Team. Life-long friendships were made from both the Pace High School and Hanna High School tennis teams. He went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin. As an avid Longhorn basketball and football fan, he attended games with hometown friends whom also lived in Austin. Guys, he loved every minute of being with you and loved you so much.
Ted was a home loan mortgage processor for D. R. Horton Homebuilders in Austin. He was the man with the answers. With his recommendations, he guided his team and other co-workers towards successful resolutions. There, too, he made good friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mariano and Maria C. M. Manzano; and grandparents, Eduardo and Julia R. Manzano and Juan D. and Paula G. Munoz.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Jane Manzano; brothers, Mariano (Yvonne) Manzano, Jr. of Edinburg, and Daniel O. Manzano of Austin; step-sister, Lorraine Castro; nephews, Mariano Manzano III, Adam Manzano of Edinburg; and great-niece, Meadow Manzano.
A visitation will be held at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 1914 Barnard Road, Brownsville, Texas 78520 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. A recitation of the Holy Rosary is to follow at 1:00 P.M. and a Memorial Mass will commence thereafter beginning at 2:00 P.M. A reception within the Parish Hall will take place after the mass has concluded.
Inurnment services will be held within the Buena Vista Burial Park Mausoleum at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 17, 2019.
In lieu of floral arrangements, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary, Mother of the Church.
I am deeply sorry for your lost. Although I didn't know Teddy that well, I know his siblings (Mary Jane, and Mariano).
Manuel GarciaBrownsville, TX
My sincere condolences to the Manzano family. I was blessed to work with Ted in the Quality Control department at DHI Mortgage and in addition to being very good at his job, I found him to be a sweet, kind man. He will be missed! Praying peace over his loved ones.
Kathy DavidsonAustin, TX
Ted was a wonderful guy. I was fortunate to work with him in the mortgage industry at both Empire Funding and DHI Mortgage. I will miss our spirited conversations about our beloved Texas Longhorns and his smiling face. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Candiss FarringtonAustin, TX
Our condolences to the Manzano family. Ted was a life-long friend who will be missed dearly.
Eddie Hempe and family
Eddie HempeAustin, TX
I am deeply saddened by the news. I will never forget Teds kindness. My most heartfelt condolences.
George CombeDallas, TX
Teddy I carry a heavy Heart hearing of this shocking news. I will always cherish our childhood memories of growing up on Carthage Ct. RIP my friend and shall we meet again
Bobby TorresBrownsville, TX
RIP my dear friend.
Matt GillisBrownsville, TX
Such wonderful memories flooding back, beautiful young man. polite caring and he was part of the family, Softball games parties at my house and at Players etc. Condolenses to the Manzano Family from the Combe's He will greatly be missed. Prayers with heart ache's to the Manzano's. God Bless you all.
Concepcion "Connie" CombeAustin, TX
Condolences, to the Manzano family. Ted was a great guy. Kind and generous to the nth degree.
Alan JonesSan Antonio, TX
My Heartfelt condolences go out to your family and May You Rest in Peace My Friend
Dr.Ricardo CastilloSan Antonio, TX
My sincere condolences to the Manzano family. Ted was my dear friend from the 7th grade on. Ted was one of the first friends I made in Brownsville and played pony league together with Danny coaching. Tennis together at Pace followed. Ted was always a joy to be around and just someone you knew you could always count on. I will cherish the memories of the times I spent with Ted. Rest in peace my friend.
russell sternssan marcos, TX
Ted you were a great person we had a lot of laughs and you will be greatly missed I am sure there was so many welcoming you to heaven. God bless you
Kathy Combe ColtonBastrop, TX
Our condolences to the family.So sorry for your loss.
Bernadine& Gary JoinesPerry, GA
We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers to you and your family
Adrian & Cindy TamayoHUMBLE, TX
To my old dear friend, Ted, I offer my prayers to you and your family and my thanks for a long and special friendship. Ted and I originally spent a lot of time on the Brownsville tennis courts together, then the intramural softball fields at UT, and finally, as working partners together in the cookie business he helped me build in Austin. Ted spent countless early-morning hours baking and cultivating friendships and customers that endured for years. He was eager to learn, loved helping people and making them happy, and never complained about the long hours or low pay. Even after our business relationship ended, he was ever-friendly and willing to help where he could. He was gentle soul, but wanted to excel and be great at what he did. I admired him greatly and owe him an eternal debt for how he treated our customers and my young family, and how he put up with this tiring job, as well as me, for so many years.
You can rest now, forevermore, my dear friend. I hadn't seen you in a while, but I miss you greatly already! The Lord will be there now to play catch with you and laugh with you. My best to the Manzano family. Kevin Cormack
Kevin CromackAustin, TX