Manuel Saldivar Salinas • July 10, 2020



Manuel Saldivar Salinas, was born September 7, 1922, and passed away Friday 10 July,2020, Pensacola, FL.  He was cared for at Emerald Gardens Assisted Living Facility.

He met the love of his life while working as a grocery bagger at the HEB grocery store in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a WWII Veteran working on B17s in the 563d Bomb Squadron and received several medals: EAME Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and 4 Overseas Service Bars. His Battle and Campaigns included: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and Air Offensive Europe. He worked for the Civil Service for 38 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of St Anne’s Catholic Church (Bellview) for 56 years and belonged to the Knights of Columbus.

He was a proud and humble man.  He loved his family more than anything.  He loved family gatherings and always had a kind word for everyone.  He also liked working in his yard.

Manuel is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Emma Y. Salinas, son, Manuel Y. Salinas; parents: Juan and Carmen Salinas; sisters, Dolores S. Salinas, Damiana S. Garza, Ofelia S. Montemayor . Lupita S. Fernandez, Maria S. Yzaguirre Antonia S. Trevino  and brothers, Abel  S. Salinas and David S. Salinas. He is survived by his sister, Dora S. Salinas, children: Rev Gilberto Y Salinas (Barbara), Dr. Alberto Y Salinas (Mary), and Dolores Sonnier (Ron), 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and many nieces, and nephews.

The Rites of a Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 10650 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507 on Thursday, 16 July. Family visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:30. The Rosary will precede the family visitation at 9:45 am.

The Mass will be live streamed on Facebook under The Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit beginning at 10:30 AM.

Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL 32526. (850) 944-0355

  1. Clara Parrish says:

    To my dear friends Al, Jan, Katie, Jacob & Emily & their families:
    My heart broke when I learned the sad news of the passing of your beloved father, father-in-law, & grandfather Manuel. He was a great man who lived an honorable life. He was always positive with a smile on his face. He will be missed. I’m sending you healing prayers & comforting hugs. I viewed the funeral service on Facebook Live. I thought the service was a wonderful celebration of Manuel’s life. So glad I got to watch the service. Al’s eulogy was thoughtful & brought tears to my eyes. I learned about the passing of Manuel & his funeral service via text about 30 minutes prior to the scheduled service time of 10:30. Therefore, we were unable to attend.
    We love you & are praying that God will help mend your broken heart.
    Love Clara & Will Parrish ❤🙏❤

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