Manuel Isidro De Sousa Oliveira, 59, died Dec. 11, 2019. “Manny” was born May 21, 1960 in Rosais Sao Jorge, Azores to Deodato and Maria Oliveira.
Manuel’s family migrated to the United States in 1967 and settled in Acampo. He attended Galt High School and enjoyed playing football and working on vehicles at a young age. As an adult, his passion for working on projects saw him become an avid welder and mechanic. Manuel drove trucks as a trade but mostly enjoyed working on his cars, motorcycles, trucks, and doing various side projects. Manny was best known for his outspoken character and passionate love for the Oakland Raiders. During his free time, he enjoyed spending time with friends, family, fishing and taking care of his beloved dog “Diesel”.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Deodato and Maria Oliveira of Acampo, and brothers Frank, Jose Gabriel and Joe Oliveira.
Surviving Manuel are his two children, Jessica Oliveira of Galt, Nicholas Oliveira of Lodi, and four grandchildren; siblings Maria Ramos, Helen Patterson, Margaret Oliveira, Fatima Avila and Danny Oliveira. Manuel will be missed by many and will always be known for his great sense of humor, a passion for going against the grain, and living life to the fullest.