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Manuel Lunoff,III

August 26, 1944 ~ April 11, 2019 (age 74)

Odem – Manuel Lunoff, III passed away peacefully on April 11, 2019. Manuel was 74. He was born in Falfurrias, Texas on August 26, 1944 to Elvira (Maldonado) and Manuel Lunoff, Jr. He had been a resident of Odem, Texas since 1984 and formerly Corpus Christi, Texas. Manuel was an educator. He was an Elementary Teacher, a Junior High School Principal, a High School Principal and eventually Superintendent. Manuel was a former President of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. He served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

Preceding in death are his parents: Manuel, Jr. and Elvira Lunoff; brothers: Leo Lunoff and Roel Lunoff: in-laws: Osvaldo S. Garcia and Anita Maria; and brother-in-law; Johnny Garcia.

Survivors include his wife: Anita Lunoff of Odem, Texas; sons: Manny Lunoff (Adriana) of Odem, Texas and Andrew Lunoff (Denisse) of Dover, NJ; daughter: Melissa Vela (Tommy) of Odem, Texas; grandchildren: TJ Vela; Madison Vela; Olivia Lunoff; Araceli Lunoff; Emma Lunoff; Manuel “Cinco” Lunoff, V; Ian Lunoff and Micah Lunoff; and sister: Evelyn Garza (Pepe) of Falfurrias, Texas.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, Odem. A rosary will follow that evening, 6:00 PM, at the church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Odem with Father Pete Elizardo as celebrant. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Odem.

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Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.    


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