Manuel Cabalan

IMG_20130428_193751Manuel “Manny” Cabalan

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.

16 Comments. Leave new

  • We will miss you Uncle Manny! You were such a kind hearted, calm man with a great spirit! I remember Uncle Manny used to watch Tiff and I, along with our other elementary school friends as we play around the house and be silly. You will forever be in our hearts.

    • Jocelyn,

      Thank you for your special words about Uncle Manny. He liked all of Tiffany’s friends from elementary.

  • My prayers are with your family. I believe that the Lord will bring comfort and peace to you as you say goodbye to your loved one. May your tears be tears of joy as you celebrate his homegoing and hold dear to the memories of his life. God Bless!

  • We will miss you, love you, and always remember you in our prayers Manny. God Bless you and the family.

    • Dear Orly & Tess,
      Thank you for your kind words. He enjoyed the visits and the Filipino food that you made for him.

  • Uncle Manny you are missed soooo much already. Thank you for allowing me to be your 2nd daughter

  • Dear Arlene & Family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathy!

    Ne Nancy & Family

  • Barbara & Gary Rubino
    September 6, 2014 1:38 pm

    Our Prayers are with you at this time and always. Manny was a special person who was loved by all. He will be resting with no pain. He will always be remembered by our Family, he was special to all of us. We will keep him in our hearts forever.

    • Gary & Barbara!

      Thanks so much for showing up at the mass and the burial services. It was so wonderful to see special friends that mean so much to us. I love you both.

  • Christina Rubino
    September 6, 2014 11:42 pm

    You are loved and truly missed. May you watch over us. Until we meet again I love you Ninong!

  • Jane Calibjo Balandra
    September 8, 2014 7:33 pm

    Dear Arlene,
    So sorry to hear about the news regarding Manny. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Will always remember the good times we had at Crescent Avenue!
    Take care!
    Jane, Cezar and family


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