May 07, 2024

Manuel De Jesus Torres Sanchez

Posted May 07, 2024 4:40 PM
Manuel De Jesus Torres Sanchez
Manuel De Jesus Torres Sanchez

Manuel passed away suddenly on April 5, 2024, from heart failure.

He was born in Havana, Cuba, on December 12, 1959. In his early years he discovered he had a gift for musical production and produced the musical shows for top hotels in Cuba. This led to a Cuban music television program which he also produced. Manuel spoke several languages and had a unique ability to deal with people. This led to his being assigned to personally act as the guide to very well to do tourists visiting Cuba. His success in this led to his similar job on a passenger liner travelling between Europe and Cuba. He was so successful in this position he was still being offered jobs to go back to sea every few months up to the time of his death.

Seeing the world, Manuel became dissatisfied with Cuba, left the ship in Mexico and came to the United States where he has lived for most of the last 20 years. Following the death of his wife, he no longer wished to live in California and decided to move to Kansas, where he has lived for the last eight years. He is survived by his daughter, her husband, two grandchildren, his sister and a brother, and several cousins all still living in Cuba. He also has aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in the United States. He was in contact with them regularly and missed them a great deal.

Manuel was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 13th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2812 Marlatt Avenue, Manhattan, KS, while his cousin, Hathor Dell and her daughter Karizma are in Manhattan for the service.