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    Feb 22, 2021, 11:00 AM US/Pacific

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    Feb 20, 2021, 10:00 AM US/Pacific

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Memorial Created By
Lorna Veloso

Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez

January 08, 1939 - January 13, 2021

We created this memorial to celebrate the life of Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez, of Falls Church, VA died peacefully at his home in Glendale, CA with family by his side on January 13, 2021, five days after his 82nd birthday.  Dr. Velasquez moved to Washington, DC in 1962, after receiving his MD from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital, Washington, DC and underwent fellowship in...  see more
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  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Cynthia Tracy
    I would like to share my sincere condolences to Dr. Valasquez's family. I had the great pleasure of knowing him over many years at GW. The most singular thing that always will stand out to me about him was his wonderful smile that spoke of his deep...  more
  • Jessie Knadler
  • Cecilia Walker
    Thank you all for sharing your memories, stories and kind words about Dad. Here is a copy of the eulogy:

    Thank you to those who have joined us via Live Stream this morning. Dad passed away on January 13th, so although the pandemic had brought...  more
  • Gina Detmer
    Our hearts are with you.
    So many wonderful memories of Dr. Manuel and the family.
    All our love,
    Marilyn and family
  • PHIL GARDNER
    Manuel, always a kind and gentle soul, serious, by nature of his profession, he could be enigmatic, until you drew him out, and then you were blessed to experience his lighter side. So many memories, so much love. It brings tears to our eyes as we recall...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Post written January 18, 2021 from Jose Cruz:

    I have very fond memories of Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez since the founding of PAASE about 40 years ago. I had attended almost all PAASE meetings in the early 1980s and 1990s. I truly enjoyed my interactions...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Joseph Vassalotti
    I worked with Dr. Velasquez at GW in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension from 1995 to 1999. Manny taught me about the intricacies of hypertension physiology and perhaps just as much about a way of living. I will remember him for infectious...  more
  • Erica Lin
    My family and I had the privilege of growing up with the Velasquez and J Pernia families in Northern VA from 1985 to 1996. We always gathered for holidays, with the Velasequezes hosting Thanksgiving in Falls Church, the J Pernias hosting Christmas in...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    October 13-15, 2017 - Brown Family Weekend

    Dad was so excited to come on the trip to visit Evan during his first year in college. We rented a van and drove from Falls Church, VA to Providence, RI to spend the weekend celebrating their 50th wedding...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Dad was so proud of his grandchildren. He was able to attend the high school graduations of Evan in 2017, and Matthew in 2019. We will miss him during Aiden and Isabel’s high school graduations, and Evan’s college graduation, this spring, 2021.
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Spring-Summer 1999
    Becoming a Grandfather

    After Evan was born, Dad wore a shirt (below) that says, “Evan’s Grandpa”, as he was so proud to become a grandfather. Being “Grandpa” was one of Dad’s great joys.
  • Carlos Alvano
    My sincerest condolences to Rosie and the children on the passing of Manolo. Manolo and I grew up together at UST High School. Since we lived only one block away from each other, our friendship continued through our College days and eventually in the...  more
  • John Hugo
    Growing up in Virginia with the Velasquez family was a blessing. There were so many occasions to get together and celebrate family. Uncle also shared a birthday with my mom on Jan 8 and I have many memories of the two of them blowing out candles on a...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Professor Emeritus on campus at GWU, 2016
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email from Giselle Concepcion, on behalf of PAASE (The Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering), 1/18/21

    On behalf of PAASE, I would like to convey our deep sympathy and heartfelt prayers to you and family on the passing of Manny.

    His...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email condolences from Fr. Mike, via Fr. Antonio Pernia, 1/13/21

    Fr. Mike, the one who accompanied Manolo, you and me to visit the birth- and death-place of St. Thomas Aquinas, sends his condolences and prayers. He is in the same community with me here...  more
  • Vivi Veloso Macaspac
    Vivi Veloso Macaspac added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Florenchine Velasquez added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    July 13, 2019

    This was one of the happiest days we shared with Dad, when we surprised him with a huge party to celebrate his 80th birthday and retirement from over 35 years at GWU. Looking back, it was Divine Timing that we had this joint gathering of...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Copied from legacy.com comments, 1/17/21

    January 17, 2021
    I came to know Manny when he sought a colleague to join his research into plant (notably flax) based dietary additives on kidney and liver health. His infectious excitement over the project drew...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email from Dr. Scott Cohen, 1/16/21

    I am writing to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Manny this week. He was a true role model to me who always stood out for his great teaching. It was a privilege to have been one of his many trainees...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email from Dr. Susie Lew, 1/13/21

    Dr. Velasquez joined the division in 1986, a few months after I came to GW. Paul and I know him for many years.

    We worked on several clinical projects and published together. Use your imagination to envision being in...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email from Dr. Paul Kimmel, 1/13/21

    Dear colleagues

    Thank you Dominic for this heartfelt memorial

    One of the last things I did during the holiday season was write a note to Dr. Velasquez and his family, wishing him the best for the new year

    I...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email from Dr Dominic Raj, 1/13/21

    Dr. Velasquez passed on January 13, 2021

    Or did he pass from us?

    I have never seen anyone

    Who is so brilliant, yet so humble

    Who gave everything, yet claimed nothing

    Who loved the division like no other, yet asked...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Email from Dr. Samir Patel, 1/13/21

    I have known Dr. Velasquez since the very first year I arrived to GW as an intern in 1995. I was interested in nephrology in medical school, and after two electives with Dr. Velasquez, I was hooked.

    But Manny was...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    An email from Dr. Alan Wasserman, 1/13/21

    Unfortunately this has been a month of sad news and today I have to inform you that Dr. Manuel Velasquez from our Division of Nephrology has died. Manny trained in Nephrology at the Washington VA in the 60’s...  more
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    November 16, 2019

    Dad received the Walter Lester Henry, Jr., MD Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence, presented by his colleagues, Dr. Alan Wasserman, Dr. Samir Patel and Dr. Scott Cohen
  • Florenchine  Velasquez
    Dear Family and Friends,

    Thank you for the outpouring of love and support as we celebrate the wonderful life of my father, Manuel T. Velasquez.

    I will be using this space to post memorable photos with captions, stories and/or letters from Dad’s...  more
  • Myrna Malimban
    Myrna Malimban added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez:
    • Myrna Malimban
      Myrna Malimban Uncle Manolo's funny and serious sides. In the first photo, he is donning his niece's hat.
      • January 18, 2021
    • Myrna Malimban
      Jose Cruz I have very fond memories of Dr. Manuel T. Velasquez since the founding of PAASE about 40 years ago. I had attended almost all PAASE meetings in the early 1980s and 1990s. I truly enjoyed my interactions with Manny, a true gentleman. Of course he had...  more
      • January 18, 2021
  • Myrna Malimban
    I had the privilege of living with Uncle Manolo and Auntie Rosie for about a year, after I first moved to Virginia in 1990. Since Uncle and I both had to go to George Washington University (GWU) every weekday, and in order to minimize the trips that...  more
  • Clarence Macaspac
    The Palo Verde

    An avid gardener, Uncle Manolo would show off his garden in Glendale, with its exotic shrubs, trees, and flowering perennials. Auntie Rosie and he do not have a large backyard, but the plants were cared for, and complemented the charm of...  more
  • Mercie Pernia Hugo
    Manolo and I share the same birthday. Being the younger sister of Rosie, I looked up to him as my big brother and was intrigued at how he was not easy to read. He was mostly quiet and yet conversant. He was not demonstrative and yet he always showed...  more
  • Joseph Pernia
    Joseph Pernia
    When the Manolo Velasquezes move to the DC area in 1986, they became neighbors with the JMPernias in Virginia. As neighbors in Virginia his family and mine would get together for any reason whatsoever (birthdays, Thanksgiving, Xmas or just...  more