Manuel was a native of Santa Clara, California. Manuel married Barbara Wagoner and they had three wonderful sons in the 1960's.
In Manuel’s early years, he love attending the countless picnics that the Dias family had at Central Park in Santa Clara. He also enjoyed taking his boat out on the Bay to his favorite spots for fishing for enormous size sturgeon. The ultimate and most meaningful place he truly enjoyed spending time at was "Martin’s Beach" in San Mateo, CA, fishing for smelt and spending the day with family and friends.
Manuel was a fun and even at times quite the jokester. He always had a quick riddle with a funny punch line to share. Manuel was kind hearted, often helping out those in need. In his later years as his health started to slow him down, he would enjoy arranging and going out for birthday dinners with his kids and grand/great grand kids.
Manuel appreciated getting together with family during holidays and taking a drive to Martin’s beach with one or all of his sons, when able.
Although he struggled with his health, he never complained. As time moved on, his health needs became demanding. His sons stood by Manuel and gave him all the support he needed every day.
Manuel never stopped being that fun telling jokester. He lived his life fully, and loved and enjoyed his family unconditionally.
He will forever be missed by all.
Manuel is survived by his 3 loving sons John Dias, Steve Dias, and Jim Dias; daughter in-laws Jamie Dias and Adrienne Dias; 4 grandsons Steven Dias, Scott Dias, Tylor Dias, Bradley Dias; granddaughter in-law Samantha Dias; 2 great grandchildren Emily Rain Dias and Nolan Robert Dias.
Manuel is also survived by his sisters Rose and Maryann; brother in-law Ken; sister in-laws Lee, Sandy, and Kathy Dias; multiple nieces and nephews, whom he enjoyed and loved dearly.
Manuel was preceded in death by his loving parents Manuel and Mary Dias; loving brothers George, Edward, Anthony, and Lenard Dias, as well as his brother in-law Jim.
May they all rest in peace.
Due to Covid, restrictions are in place to ensure all safety protocols are met. Visitation is limited to 30 minutes, with time in-between to allow for cleaning and sanitizing. Viewing times are as follows (for up to 40 guests at a time):
5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm
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