In Memory

Manual Casarez

Manuel Casarez of Lompoc died Tuesday December 4, 2007 at the age of 56. Manuel was born September 9, 1951 in Blythe, California to Eddie and Lillie Casarez.  His family came to Lompoc when he was one year old.  He was an outstanding baseball player in Lompoc Little League and a wrestler in high school.  He graduated from Lompoc High school in 1969. Manuel had been a self-employed roofer in Lompoc for many years.  An avid sports fan, he enjoyed family gatherings and time with his grandchildren.

Manual is survived by his wife of 10 years, Susan Casarez of Lompoc, stepdaughters Marisa Flipovic of Lompoc, Julia Heath of San Luis Obispo, and Justine Heath of Lompoc, his grandchildren, Isabella Alvarez of Lompoc, and Vincent and Cameron Hernandez of Lompoc, his brothers and sisters-in-law Edward and Ramona Casarez of Lompoc, Joe and Martha Casarez of Santa Barbara, and Patrick and Julie Casarez of Lompoc, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose Casarez and Jim Roetman of Courtside, Arizona.  Angie and Cornelius Estrada of Santa Maria, and Ernestine Davis of Lompoc.  Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and lots of friends in Lompoc Valley also survive him.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 with the evening vigil led by Father John Fitzgerald at 5 pm in the chapel of the Starbuck-Lind Mortuary on Sunday December 9, 2007