In Memory of
Manuel "Catz" Catzoela
April 23, 1948 - February 22, 2013
Manuel Catzoela, Jr. also known as "Manny" to his family and "Catz" to his friends passed on
Friday, February 22, 2013, in Luling, TX. Manny is preceded in death by his
father Manuel Catzoela, Sr. He is survived by his mother Enrica Dy Catzoela and
his 5 brothers: Frank, Charles, Bob, Tony, Ernie, and 3 sisters: Nenita
Ritualo, Elaine Dean, and Vickie Arzola, and brother-in-laws Oscar Ritualo, Dan
Dean, sister-in-laws Carmen Catzoela and Linda Catzoela. Manny also had 8
nephews, 3 nieces, 3 grandnieces and 3 grandnephews.
Manny was born in New York City, but spent his formative years in the Canal
Zone. He graduated from Balboa High School and attended Canal Zone Junior
College and later North Texas State University. While attending NTSU he
enlisted in the United States Army. As a helicopter pilot, he served in the
Vietnam War and achieved the rank of CW2. He was a highly decorated officer,
receiving numerous medals, awards and commendations, including the Silver Star,
Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal. He finally settled
down in Houston, Texas working for Re-Align Industries.
We will Miss You Manny and We Love You!
Visitation will be 3-6 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 am, Monday, March 4, 2013 at
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Service will continue at 10:30 am -11:00 am
Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Army Honors. Condolences may be
offered at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.