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Manuel Rivas '77 January 13, 2020 12:23 PM updated: January 13, 2020 12:26 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas 78215
Phone: 210-227-1461

Manuel J. Rivas
January 3, 2020

Manuel J. Rivas, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Friday, January 03, 2020 at the age of 74 in San Antonio, Texas. Manuel was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 25th, 1945. He served his country as a soldier in the US Army.

Manuel earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and worked as an Architect and Designer throughout his career. Spending time with his family, watching the Cowboys and Spurs and indulging his sweet tooth were some of his favorite activities. In his last years, Manuel could often be found daydreaming about or talking about his granddaughter, and the discovery of his new lease on life.

Manuel was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Raymond. He is survived by his daughter Valerie Rivas; son Christian Rivas; beloved granddaughter Elliot Gray Rivas; sisters Elia Alderete, Sandra Favela; brother Roland Valverde; former wife and lifelong friend, Oralia Rivas; nieces, Tonya Hartfield and Andrea Garza; nephews, Joel and Jason Cruz.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 14, at 6:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service to be at 7:00 P.M. at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 15, at 10:00 A.M. at the Angelus Chapel. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

The Angelus Chapel
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:00 PM
1119 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78215

The Angelus Chapel
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7:00 PM
1119 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78215

The Angelus Chapel
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
10:00 AM
1119 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78215

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
11:15 AM
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78209

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