Born on June 23, 1949, in Santiago, Chile, Manuel was the son of the late Guillermo Pavez Gaete and Maria Magdalena Salinas.
He was employed with Victaulic-Apex as a forklift driver for 25 years. He then worked at Hunterdon Developmental Center, where he retired from in 2015.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Nancy C. Cofre Pavez, who passed away January 5, 2016, along with his sister, Alicia Pavez Salinas, and his brother, Miguel Angel Pavez Salinas.
Manuel is survived by his loving daughter, Leslie Arias and her fiance Gary Moeller, of Catasauqua, PA, his grandson, Sebastian Arias, along with his siblings, Maria Isabel Pavez Salinas, Jose Luis Pavez Salinas, Mario Pavez Salinas and Carlos Pavez Salinas.
A gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Palmer Twp., PA. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m.