Manuel ‘Manny’ Terrazas

February 11, 1936 ‒ October 08, 2016

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Findlay, Ohio

Manuel “Manny” Terrazas, age 80, of Marion, was embraced in heaven, Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, passing at home surrounded by his loving family.

On February 11, 1936, Manny was born in Midland, Texas, one of nine children of the late Frederick and Elauteria (Ramos) Terrazas.  As a family they moved to Adrian, Michigan, when Manny was a young boy, where he found his passion and skill for baseball.  He graduated from Adrian High School and attended Adrian College, studying business administration, where excelled as a pitcher on both his high school and college baseball teams.  Then, in 1956, Manny was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics to play semi-pro baseball in the minor leagues.  He pitched for four years, until his daughter was born in 1960.

For the majority of Manny’s working career, he worked as a purchasing agent, for multiple corporations in Ohio and Indiana until his retirement in 2001.

One of Manny’s stops during his career, was in Marion, Ohio.  Soon after moving there, he met the love of his life, Catherine Cronin, whom he married on April 12, 1979.  Together they cherished their thirty seven years of marriage.  After several other stops, they happily returned home to Marion in 2012.

A man of deep Catholic faith, Manny was a member of many churches, and most recently he has been a member of St. Mary Church in Marion.

Manny’s love for the ball field was never ending.  After playing semi-pro baseball, he moved on to playing softball, which he did for over thirty years.  He also enjoyed umpiring several men’s softball leagues during that time.

When Manny started slowing down with softball, he quickly switched over to playing golf.  One of his favorite jobs in life was working for Southern Dunes Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana, maintenancing their golf carts.  This enabled him to golf as often as he wanted and for free, at any of their three courses or in their indoor golf simulator in the winter.

A gentle giant, Manny was always laid back and fun loving.  He reminded you of a large and sweet teddy bear.  He truly felt blessed in life for the love he shared with his wife, children and grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Cathy Terrazas of Marion; four children: Cynthia (Kevin) Phillips of Toledo, Catherine (Dennis) Montalbine of Naperville, IL, Randy (Betty) Terrazas of Marion, and Todd (Tammy) Wise of Marion; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Vargas of Tecumseh, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Manny was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

His family will greet friends from 1 – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring his life and his faith will follow at 4 p.m., with Father Thomas Buffer and Pastor Terry Moore officiating.  Friends and family are then invited to join at the Knights of Columbus, where a meal will be served in his memory.

Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth Marion General Hospital Hospice, 278 Barks Rd. W., Marion, OH 43302, or American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Manny’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • So very sorry for your loss , my prayers for comfort for all of you . Im sure he was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly. Till you meet him again God will take great care of him .

  • U all have our love and prayers!! Uncle Manuel was the best. We are here if u need anything.. Love your niece Eliesa Cardenas & Chester Bentkowski.

  • My prayers are with You Cathy we love You all and miss you all dearly. Manuel was such a special man he will be greatly missed. My he rest in peace. Socorro Terrazas Midland Texas.

  • My you rest in peace Uncle Manuel we will miss you. My the perpetual light shine upon him. We love you. Eddie & Gracie Terrazas and Family Midland Texas

  • Cathy, Cindy and families,
    Tony and I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. May you find comfort in knowing how much he loved you and that he is resting in the arms of our Savior. Thoughts and Prayers.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We enjoyed seeing both of you at the last Cardinals reunion. We have fond memories of Manuel. May he rest in peace, and may God grant Kathy and his family strength at this time of sorrow.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Uncle Cathy and family. Uncle Manuel was special to us, May he rest on Peace.

  • Sending prayers for strength and comfort to Cathy and all the family. What a beautiful pictorial tribute to Mr. Terrazas – and to all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    With deepest sympathy,

  • Uncle Manuel has a special place in my heart, he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Cathy and your family.
    Love you all
    David & Missy Baesa and Family – Midland Texas

  • Condolences for everyone in the Terrazas family. May your fond memories of Manny carry you through this time of sadness and know heaven has gained a graceful soul.

  • Cathy, So sorry for your loss. Lori and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this loss. Manny was a great man and we enjoyed working with him.

    Peerless Pump Company Family

  • Cathy I am so sorry to hear of Manny’s passing. Over the years of working with him he was a great man and a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I will always have great memories of him.