Bolivar Augusto Mantilla

February 16, 1932January 6, 2021

Bolivar Augusto Mantilla passed away on January 6, 2021, he was born on February 16, 1932 in Quito, Ecuador to Segundo and Blanca Mantilla.

Survived by his wife Hilda, married for nearly 70 years, his daughter Ines Drain; son Rick (Michelle); granddaughter Jessica Montaquiza; grandson Simon Montaquiza, Jr. and great-grandsons Joshua and Jacob Perez.

Bolivar, better known as Pop was a professional soccer player in a Quito, Ecuador. He lived for and loved his family. There was nothing he would not do to make sure his family was safe and well cared for.

Nothing made Pop laugh more than making others act silly with him. Whether it was dancing a silly dance or sneaking up to tickle you. He always wanted to show affection and let you know that he loved you.

Pop loved a good meal and enjoyed them slowly as well as his vodka martinis (stirred with 3 olives). Having friends and family sit at his table and hear their stories, troubles and accomplishments meant the world to him. Nothing was better for him than to watch sports especially soccer and hockey games with a cold beer. He would like to be remembered as someone who would welcome family and friends to his home. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to ALZ.ORG.


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Marcelito Echeverria

January 19, 2021

Bolivar was always very welcoming when I visited, and always offering to take us where we needed to go, or to take us places to learn about New York. I loved talking to him about life, sports, family, and the world. He was a great man who taught us how to be better and I will miss him dearly.

Ines Drain

January 14, 2021

I have lost my best friend, he taught me everything physically and mentally. We went to Madison Square garden to see his favorite basketball, the rangers, and loved watching soccer. He allowed me to hang together and we did a lot of things. I will miss my best friend until we meet again.

Grace baine

January 14, 2021

Dear Bolivar, your warm welcome in your home with my aunt Hildi .gave me love, kindness when I visited NYC .you drove me to subway , made sure I had a map, I .your heart so big. , When life gave lemons you said make lemonade and because of you I kept thinking I'll never give up. And your in heaven now. Take my father's hand and together from heaven help energize and bring goodness our way . I'll be talking to you on behalf of my sweet cousin Inez .and Ricki .bless my Aunt Hildi .and Ricki and Inezita Amen hugs Tio Bolivar rember marcelitos wedding .my girls are wearing angel wings bless you in heaven

Patricio Velasco

January 14, 2021

Dear Bolivar, It has been very sad to know that you have died, however I keep in my memory the good times we spent together. Rest in peace.

Verónica Velasco Echeverría

January 14, 2021

A great man has died, my dear uncle has died. Your humanitarian and family legacy must always endure in our minds and hearts, as an example of life, from generation to generation. Today we are torn by your departure. But in the face of pain, the love that you sowed in us was harvested in love and strength to move forward, in your name.

At the departure of my beloved uncle, we bitterly mourn you. We remember you with a smile on your face, for all the beautiful memories you gave us, while you were with us. We miss you.

Beloved uncle, we know now more than ever that, although we do not have you alive, we have your spiritual and protective presence. From heaven, He has to fill us with blessings in every moment of our life. We love you.

Susana Echeverría

January 14, 2021

brother-in-law Bolivar, with all my heart I wish you Peace, your death hurts us a lot, you were always very good to us, especially to me. I send a lot of strength to my sister, niece and nephew in the face of their loss

Jacob Perez

January 14, 2021

Everyday growing up Pop would be there to greet me or pick me up from a long day of school. I was never embarrassed because this was the part of the day I would spend with my best friend. His bright energy would make any day better. As I got older I started to appreciate these moments more and more, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to share these forever. His kindness will forever be with me and I will treasure it for the rest of my life. Love you pop I miss you so much

Steven Frey

January 14, 2021

Bolivar- The world has truly lost someone special and genuine. I first met you in 2003 when I started working with Rick. I can remember offer a few conversations, talking about drinking and the New York Rangers. I remember your laugh, and I remember some stories that you told me. A lot of your traits have worn off on your son, and that’s a very good thing. You will be missed down here in the physical world, but I know that your spirit will stay with your family and friends forever. I hope that you rest in eternal peace, and that you continue to shine down on those around you.