Benjamin Fajardo Manacop

July 19, 1930May 10, 2018

Celebration of New Life Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Fajardo Manacop Sr. (Retired) Benjamin Fajardo Manacop was born on July 19, 1930 as the 2nd child born to Carlos Manacop and Maura Fajardo. He was born and lived his early years in Malolos, Bulacan Philippines. He had seven (7) siblings: Carlos Jr., Samuel, Zenaida, Florante, Jose, Lydia, and Elizer. Ben attended Wesleyan University before he entered the U.S Navy. Ben joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and rose to the rank of Petty Officer First Class (PO1). A war veteran, Ben was deployed during the Korean war and also was set out while assigned to USS Haleakala for combat support operations during the Vietnam war. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Senior Disbursing Clerk. He retired from military service on August 1, 1972, after serving faithfully and honorably for 22 years. On August 2nd, 1958, Ben was united in Holy Marriage to Lolita Tence Maglaya, a teacher at Nueva Ecija High School in Cabanatuan City. They were blessed with four (4) children: Dennis (Malou), Benjamin Jr. (Marissa), Moonyeen (Rafael Peter) and Michiko (Ernie). They have ten (10) grandchildren: Denise, Martin, Benjamin III (Rizzi), Valentine (Doro), Alona, Andrea, Anna Rafaela, Risen, Lee, and Julian. They have two (2) great grandchildren: Benjamin IV and Isabelle with twins on the way. A person of deep faith in God, Ben was an active member of the United Methodist Church. His faithfulness and trust in Jesus Christ was evident throughout his life. He was one of the founding members of Fairview Park United Methodist Church and served in different leadership capacities in his local churches. Ben joined with God on May 10, 2018. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great grandfather, as well as a loving and caring friend and mentor to many.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Chapel Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Benjamin Fajardo Manacop

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Bob and Eleanor Serrano

May 15, 2018

We remember Manong/Pareng Ben as a calm presence and the voice of reason whenever there was a crisis - in our lives as a church and as members of Cabanatuan Association and Wesleyan Alumni Assoc. He was a man of faith who had served all the churches they were members of with steadfast and faithful diligence. He was a role model of what a loving, faithful husband is as he was to Tita. Our hearts are bleeding mourning his loss but we are assured of his presence with the Lord now along with the cloud of believers cheering us on with our own journeys.