In the early morning of Thursday, August 14th 2014, from home Manuel
peacefully journeyed to our Lord God. He graced all of us with warmth and
kindness for 76 years here on earth.
He spent an honorable 2 years of military service with the Marines. Manuel
then dedicated 33 years of civil service at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
and Mare Island. After retirement he continued to be active and enjoyed
working another 13 years at Sunset Station. Throughout his life, he
emulated a soothing and calm demeanor, kind words, and an easy smile to
greet all he met. No one was ever a stranger to him. His natural musical
talent for playing the guitar and singing was heartfelt. Manny enjoyed his
quiet moments in the backyard, and the hummingbirds regularly hovered
close to him. Humble origins from his hometown of Kealakekua, Hawaii, he
perpetuated the spirit of aloha. This was evident with his easygoing spirit,
and now heaven has gained another brighter light.
A family with his beloved wife and best friend of 41 years, Arlene Cabalan,
children and spouses: Michael Rodgers, Jeffrey (Hobygayle) Cabalan,
Tiffany (Victor) Vazquez; grand children Julienne Malia Cabalan, Kayne
Hart, Izaac Cabalan-Vazquez, Noah Cabalan Vazquez, Sophia Vazquez,
and Carlos Vasquez. His brother, Paul (Gertrude) Cabalan, sister Ronnie
(Marvin) Duffy. Nieces and spouses Cynthia (Larry) Shockey; Cheryl
(Edward) Kurz; and Lorena Bautista. Sister-in-Iaws and spouses: Angie
(Sam) Luppo, Grace Sadaya, Patricia Sadaya, and Frances (Marty Spahn)
Sadaya. Grand nieces and spouses: Julie Kurz, Rhonda (Randy) Ross;
grand nephews: Kurt (Andrea) Shockey, Brett (Heather) Shockey, Bradley
Kurz, Michael McDonald, Daniel McDonald; and great grand nephews:Connor Ross, Ean Ross, great grand nieces, Madeline Shockey, Savannah Ross. Manny was preceded by his father and mother Eugenio and Juana Cabalan, and sister Marcelina Bautista.
A commemoration mass will be at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church,
2300 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Henderson Nevada at 11 :00 a.m. on
September 8, 2014. Burial will be at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial
Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Boulevard, Boulder City, Nevada at 2:00 p.m.
A celebration of his life will be at his home at 5:00 pm with family and
Aloha Pumehana Manny and God bless you.