School 21

Manuel Atilano

April 24, 1961 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 59)


Manuel “Manny” Atilano, a Graduate of Austin High School, University of Texas El Paso, and New Mexico State University passed away on November 20, 2020. Manny was a life-long educator who taught elementary school children in various cities and towns in Texas for 24 years. His joy of camping in Texas campgrounds and showing his classic chevy allowed him to meet and befriend many people in the state as Manny and his puppies Matty and Jackie traveled throughout the state.

Manny is survived by his loving partner Eva Resendez, his mother Francisca “Quica” Atilano, and brothers Jose Lauro, Alfonso, and Jorge Atilano.  Manny is survived also by his beloved nieces and nephew Dolores, Cindy, Amanda, Olivia, Andrew and Alyssa.  Preceded in death by his father Jose Lauro Atilano, Sr. and nephew Christopher Atilano. 

Due to Covid-19 concerns a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to:

Jones Library Fund

In memory of Manuel Atilano

35753 Owens Road

Prairie View, TX  77446

These funds will be used to purchase library books and supplies for students at Jones Elementary School where Manny taught Math & Science to 5th grade students.

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