It is with much love that we mourn the passing of Manuel “Manolo” de la Puente.
Adoring father of Eric. Beloved son of Jacoline Schot and Luis de la Puente; dearest brother of Christina and Maria (Maurizio); loving brother of: Oli (Frank), Santi (Kelsi), Tom (Elena), Mili, Diego, Mica, Caro, and Rod. Fun uncle to nearly a dozen nephews and nieces.
He will be lovingly remembered by many whose life he influenced in some great or small way. Always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He had a beautiful smile and a peculiar sense of humor - that certainly had a way of bringing laughter and of lightening the spirit of those around.
An entrepreneur, building his own English teaching company; and more recently having set up a nutrition and fitness coaching online business. He was an avid student and graduate in Nutrition Science (with a certificate from Stanford.)
Manolo was a man of many passions including but not limited to, a health enthusiast, fitness trainer, noted traveler, cheese connoisseur.
Forever remembered, as an honest and loyal fellow, a fun dad, a fit and handsome man (the perfect combination of Peruvian and Dutch roots), a quiet and reserved gentleman, determined and committed, an encyclopedia for health food, very knowledgeable in the art of detoxification.
In a phrase - devoted father, generous, and noble soul, as his sister, Maria, stated so beautifully.
Manolo will be laid to rest in a private ceremony with his family in Mexico City. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and details will follow on this page.
In lieu of flowers, drink a green juice, workout, and be kind to your body in honor of Manolo.
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