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The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

OBITUARY

Manuel Burgos Compas

January 24, 1941July 21, 2020
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On the 21st of July 2020, at the age of 79, Manuel Burgos Compas, known affectionately as Manoling, Ling, Manny, Mix Master Manny, Dad, and Papa, peacefully passed away in his home. Manuel was born on January 24, 1941 in Candelaria, Quezon, Philippines. The fifth child of eleven siblings, he worked diligently to graduate from the University of the East with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. In the summer of 1967, he married Louella Villamayor, and they soon embarked on an amazing journey spanning fifty-three years. On March 31, 1970, he emmigrated from the Philippines and planted his roots in Houston, Texas. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant. As one of the Filipino pioneers in Houston, he helped establish multiple organizations such as The Filipino Association of Metropolitan Houston (FAMH), Filipino Association of South Texas (FAST), Filipino American Society for the Performing Arts (FASPA), as well as the Philippine American Sports Association of Metropolitan Houston (PASAMH). Later, he was also involved in Tagalog Association of Texas, Candelarians of Texas, Missionary Families of Christ (formerly Couples for Christ FFL), and United Senior Citizens Association of Texas. He was also a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Manny loved sports. He was a devoted fan of every Houston team, especially the Houston Rockets. His love for basketball would find him shooting hoops on his driveway, at the park and on several Filipino teams in Houston. Manny helped coordinate a few inter-city sports festivals with New Orleans, Dallas, and Corpus Christi Filipino sports teams. He loved camping, fishing and cheering at games. He was notoriously the loudest fan at his granddaughter’s basketball games. Manny loved music. An avid fan of the Beatles, Elvis, Everly Brothers and many more, he was a collector of music. One day, he decided to make use of his extensive vinyl library. Manny was the first Filipino DJ in Houston. As DJ Mix Master Manny, he became a staple at Filipino events providing the soundtracks to the memories of our yesteryear. His family fondly remembers him singing one of his favorite Neil Sedaka tunes…"Choo choo train, chuggin' down the track, gotta travel on, never comin' back, woah woah"…now we've got the “One Way Ticket to the Blues”. His other loves are Kentucky Fried Chicken, San Miguel Beer, road trips, family vacations, reading the newspaper, cowboy boots, playing the Texas Lottery, and his wife, Louella. He may have not won the Texas Lottery, but he won the lottery of life. His family would tell you how much Manny loved the Lord. He prayed every day with his family. He left this world the way he lived his life – peacefully, with no regrets and surrounded by family. Staying true to his faith, his last words were, “Just a minute, I’m still praying!” Manuel was preceded by his parents, Vicente and Luisa Compas and his older sister, Mel Compas Cornejo. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Louella; his children, Lieszl, Miriam, and Arnell; as well as his grand-children, Rhianne, Kaelyn, Cameron and Jaden. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses: Nita Fernandez; Zeny and Eddie Pancho; Nestor and Charito Compas; Grace Chua; Gerry Compas; Lolit Compas; Rene and Lettie Compas; Franco and Marlyn Compas; and Raquel and Alex Lucena. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation for Manuel Compas will be held on August 7th at The Settegast-Kopf Company at Sugar Creek located at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas from 3pm-8pm. Rosary and Vigil from 6pm-7pm. Mass will be held at 10am on August 8th, 2020 at Saint Edith Stein Catholic Church located at 3311 North Fry Road in Katy, Texas. Entombment Committal Services will be held at 12pm on August 8th, 2020 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery 12800 Westheimer Road Houston TX.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Reception

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Rosary and Vigil Services

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Mass Of Christian Burial

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

  • Entombment Committal Sevices

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

Memories

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Lak Alva

August 8, 2020

I will always remember Tito Manny’s kind and welcoming smile. From jammin’ to the beats of Mix Master Manny to FAMH, FAST, PASAMH intramural Sports and competitions - Tito Manny has left an endearing trademark in the Filipino community’s hearts. His legacy will live on through Tita Louella, Lieszl, Miriam, Arnell, Rhianne, Kaelyn, Cameron, Jaden, and extending families. All our prayers, love, And blessings to the Compas families for peace and comfort through this time. Rejoice, for he is exactly where he is supposed to be. May you rest in peace with the Lord our God, Tito Manny.

Gilda Dimayuga

August 8, 2020

Tita Louella, Mama Nora, Lieszl, Miriam, Arnell and to the grandkids, just want to offer my condolences to you all. I have such fond memories of Tito Manny, but the ones that come to mind are more recent since after reconnecting with Lieszl in the last few years it has been a blessing to come to know your family even better. Whenever I would come to visit your home to help Miriam with her communication device, I still do remember the big welcome smile Tito Manny gave me whenever I came over. He was always very polite and even more thoughtful and accommodating in order to help Miriam and me during our sessions together, ensuring that we had enough space to work. As well as Tita Louella always offering me delicious food when I was there. And when visiting him in the hospital before his heart surgery, he exuded such a strong faith and confidence that all will be well. He was always laughing and smiling! I'll never forget us saying Whiskey instead of Cheese when taking our pictures with him. We will truly miss his gentle heart and willingness to always make someone feel welcome and like "family." May you rest in peace Tito Manny! Please say hello to my Papa Clem and Mama Emmie. I know you all are enjoying the awesome music, dancing and laughing and recalling the yesteryears. Thank you again for all that you did for our community! We love you❤ Gilda & Patrick Dimayuga

Carolyn Compas

August 8, 2020

As your niece, I’ve always looked up to you especially because you always threw the best parties. Can’t think of you without thinking about “Stars on 45.” 🕺🏻 I even wanted to follow in your footsteps as a DJ and tried to learn the craft because I always thought what you did with music was so cool and always brought people together on the dance floor. If it weren’t for you and your parties, I wouldn’t be standing here today, especially because your brother, Franco, wouldn’t have met my mom, Marlyn, if it hadn’t been for your parties in Houston. You are a LEGEND.

“Tito Manny, SAVE YOU MONEY!”💰 You will be greatly missed, but your legacy will always live on in our family. Hope you’re cheesing in heaven with your lovable smile and all your warmth. WHISKEY!!! Love you, Tito Manny!

Arlene Almiranez-Ham

August 7, 2020

The van...I remember when the Compas fam would come around and that was the coolest thing, ever! When I was young, I remember wanting to have a van like Tito Manny when I grew up. Tito Manny also had that infectious smile, but I also recall just a little bit of mischief behind his smiles. Say hi to Grandpa Fred for me!

Juliet mANLAPAZ

August 7, 2020

My deepest sympathies to his family: Louel, Lieszl, Miriam and Arnel and to the Compas family on the untimely passing of Manoling.
I've known Manoling and his family since 1980 through his sister, Lolit who lives in New York City. Whenever she visited her brother in Houston, I tagged along and I was always given a warm welcome and made me feel a part of his extended family. I've experience his loving care for his children as they were growing up.
With Manoling's passing, I lost a good friend but in his loss, I gained another guardian angel who I know personally.
May you find comfort knowing that now, he has joined God's home, free from any pains and spared from "exposure to the feared Covid 19"
Our prayers for the repose of Manoling and for strength to all his families and siblings.
May Manoling Rest in Peace!

Rhianne Compas

August 7, 2020

One of my favorite moments was when we were at Denny’s.

I kept trying to get his attention saying stuff like, “Papa.. Papa.. Umm, papa?” And finally I just said, “Yo, POPS. Can I have some steak, yo?”

Papa finally looks at me and only goes, “Ohhhh.. steak?”

Kaelyn and I busted out laughing. It was so funny.

Miss you, Papa! Have fun up there.

Arnell Compas

August 7, 2020

My dad will be greatly missed by his friends and family. But we all know he is in a better place and we gained another guardian angel! Say hello to Melissa for us!!

There are so many memories of my dad it’s hard to name all of them but one that really stands out was my dad and his love for vans! He’s had a lot of them.
I remember our first van was a light blue Chevy van and he had installed a back up horn to notify others that he was in reverse, kinda like a big truck backing up in reverse where it goes “beep” “ beep”....only his sound was a bird tweeting?!. What in the?? It was so embarrassing because you hear this bird chirping away and people would look at us all cray like WHAT THE?! It was soooo embarrassing but he loved it!
The very best memory is when I was 11, starting 6th grade I’ve been wanting a BMX bike, a real BMX not a Kmart bike! I was riding an old banana seat with the curved handlebars while everyone else had BMX’s. I pleaded with my dad to get me one before school started but no such luck I rode that banana seat to school all embarrassed lol.... well Christmas comes along and that night we went to our annual Compas/Burgos Xmas eve party and when it came to our family gift exchange, low and behold my cousin rolls out this bad A$$ Chromed out GT Mach One!! Oh Emm Gee my eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store! I was so excited!! That bike got me really into biking till this day! That was the best gift ever!
Another fond memory is when the kids were small he would teach them words to memorize, he loved playing the Lottery trying to win that big payout so he would teach the kids to say...”Papa...will win.... the Lotto...tonight!” And the kids would repeat it after him and just made him smile!
Unfortunately On July 21 2020 dad passed away and he will be missed!
But Dad finally hit it big and won the ultimate Lottery....The Ticket to Heaven!
Papa....you won the Lotto Tonight!!!
RIP Dad love you!

Naomi Maderazo

August 7, 2020

When I first met you back in the early 80s as one of Lieszl’s first friend in middle school, I remember you as one of the nicest and coolest dads around. Both you and Tita Louella were always welcoming at your home on Gaby Virbo. I guess that’s why there were many parties thrown there. Your kindness and spirituality transcends through your daughter whom I’ve had the pleasure of calling my best friend for over 30 years. May you rest in eternal peace Tito Manny. 🙏🏼

Grace Rodriguez

August 7, 2020

In all my memories of Tito Manny, not once do I remember a time when he wasn't smiling. Growing up, he and my dad worked together often on FAMH and PASAMH; and he became a dear friend to our family. Whenever we'd go to the Compas house, I remember Tito Manny welcoming us with a warm smile, quick to crack a joke, quick to laugh, quick to choose joy over cynicism. I was such an awkward, introverted child back then, and he always made sure to talk to me and make sure I felt included. His home was always full of love, acceptance, enthusiasm, music, and dancing...so much dancing! I think I learned how to do the MC Hammer at their house. (LOL) And when it came to those sports intramurals between the Fil-Am communities of Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans, you'd think we should have been fiercely competitive; but Tito Manny was always a bridge builder and peacemaker, caring very much about developing friendships and alliances with the other communities over simply besting them at the games. At least, that's the Tito I remember.

As the family shared, Tito Manny was also "Mix Master Manny" to Houston's Fil-Am community. He was the first Filipino DJ in Houston that I remember seeing: From house parties to the Holiday Inn, he was there spinning a broad range of music to get everyone dancing (no matter how small the living room, sometimes!), from golden oldies to disco to whatever was hot on the radio. Thinking back to when we started the Kracker Nuttz, I have a feeling there's a debt of inspiration that we owe to Tito Manny, because all of us remembered him as a pioneer!

Tito Manny: We will miss you and the lighthearted spirit and joy you brought to our lives. Thank you for all your kindnesses, and for spending the time with us that you did. May you rock the heavens!

Cora Vu

August 6, 2020

I remember Tito Manny always smiling, he had such a kind and generous heart. When Lieszl had parties growing up, not only did he and Tita Louella welcome a house full of loud obnoxious teenagers, he was our cool DJ! That was over 30 years ago. I could see how he loved and cared so much for his family.

His thoughfulness extended beyond his family as he also gave so much time to his community.

May you rest in peace in the arms of the Lord Tito Manny.

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Dad with Arnell

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Villamayor thanksgiving 2019

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