Manuel "Manny" Lopez

September 21, 1958 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Manuel Lopez Obituary

Manuel “Manny” Lopez

Manuel "Manny" Lopez, 65, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2023. Manny was a lifelong resident of Lorain, OH, where he was born on September 21, 1958.

Manny was a proud graduate of Southview High School, class of 1977. After high school, Manny honed his skills and built his career as a welder, a craft he excelled in and took pride in. He worked diligently at Republic Steel retiring from U.S. Steel, where he was an active member of the Union Steel Workers #1104. He also worked at P.C. Campana and was also a member and past president of Union Steel Workers #8862.

Beyond his professional life, Manny was a member of the Mexican Mutual Society where he enjoyed fellowship with friends.

Manny's zest for life was not limited to his work and service; he was also an avid sports enthusiast. He could often be found on the golf course or at the bowling alley, where his competitive spirit and camaraderie shone through. A lifelong Cleveland sports fan, Manny was renowned for his unwavering support of all Cleveland teams, especially the Browns. His friends and family fondly remember him as the #1 Cleveland Browns fan. 

Manny’s heart was full of love, not just for his hobbies and community, but most of all for his family. He celebrated a joyous union with his beloved wife, Enedina L. (nee Encalado), on May 29, 2014, marking a new chapter in a life shared with laughter, support, and deep affection. Together, they navigated the ups and downs of life with grace and unwavering partnership.

Manny's legacy is one of warmth, humor, and generosity. He lived a life that exemplified hard work, dedication to community, and an unshakeable love for those around him. His absence will be deeply felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, yet his spirit will continue to inspire and guide us.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lupe Amador-Lopez; maternal grandparents, Pedro and Santos Amador; brothers, Jose and Armando Lopez; and sister, Anna Lopez.

Manny is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Enedina “Nina” Lopez; daughters, Erika (Warren) Colbert, Susan (Yolanda) Lopez, and Monica Lopez; son, Manuel (Brenda) Lopez Jr.; step-daughters, Anna Irizarry and Carmen “Chachi” (Jesus) Cortes; brothers, Rudy (Sally) Lopez and David (Susan) Lopez; sister, Yolanda (Jose) Brillon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Friday, December 22, 2023 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by using

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December 22, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

10:00 AM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo


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