- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us M on November 23, 2010 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c41802 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c41802 It was only a rumor to my ears. It was never verified in my circle of friends until today. Sadly, I'm a bit too late to offer proper condolences to Manuel's family, friends and loved ones. Though we were only casual acquaintances during high school, I enjoyed working with you for that brief time for the SPESD. We shared some laughs while cleaning the schools during the summer. It deeply saddens me to hear of your passing. May your memory live on forever and may your family have peace and blessings beyond measure. Respectfully, M Tue, 23 Nov 2010 01:56:25 -0800 Gabie Barragan on January 4, 2010 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c20438 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c20438 I remembered Manuel very well. I grew up In Santa Paula. Once in a while I check online to check up on things. I was shocked and disbelieved that him of all people is gone. I heard the news when it happened and I knew it was somebody from SP. Never in my mind did I think it was somebody I grew up with. My prayers will always be with the family Bless, Gabriela Barragan (Samson) Mon, 04 Jan 2010 09:13:12 -0800 Candelario on September 12, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c17917 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c17917 Its been one year today that you left......you're not forgotten bro!! Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:15:25 -0700 Hortencia Casarez on September 12, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c17896 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c17896 Manuel, You and your family are in my thoughts today. Rest in peace dear friend. Sat, 12 Sep 2009 08:26:16 -0700 Melissa Grisales on March 10, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c12787 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c12787 It's taken me a very long time to be able to write to everyone and reread all the wonderful emails and wishes to our family. Everyone has been so wonderful in capturing the essence of my brother. He was such a special spirit and everyone that he came in contact with now realizes this amazing individual. I wish that I can put into words the enormous loss I feel and the constant pain and dread that I feel each morning hoping that this has not really happened. Having my brother torn away from me is something that I will never be able to comprehend. I try everyday to only focus on the good times, and when I do, I can't help but smiling. On the other days when I'm not as lucky, all I do is re-live every moment leading up to the horrible news. I will forever cherish the connection we had, not just of brother & sister but as a best friends. You gave the best hugs and unconditional love & support. I will forever miss you..... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 08:43:21 -0700 AUNT DEDE on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3568 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3568 MANUEL I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START ITS SATURDAY NIGHT WE WOULD BE GETTING READY TO PLAY POKER BUT INSTEAD I'M WRITING TO YOU I KNOW YOU WILL READ IT. I WISH CARLOS WOULD JUST WAKE ME UP AND SAY I WAS HAVING A BAD DREAM NOTHING SEEMS THE SAME.THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT SEEMS SO CLEAR IN MY HEAD DRIVING TO CHATSWORTH WAS SUCH A LONG DRIVE THAT NIGHT US JUST WAITING.WHEN YOUR MOM GOT THE BAD NEWS I STILL THOUGHT IT WAS A MISTAKE THE DRIVE HOME AND A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER I KEPT CALLING YOUR PHONE WISHING BY SOME MIRACLE YOU WOULD ANSWER BUT IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.WE JUST HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES POKER NIGHTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME HOW ABOUT TAPPING MY BEER AND IT SPRAYING ALL OVER MY FACE AND THEN A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER YOU STILL TRIED IT ON ME.KNOW MORE LATE NIGHT SNACKS[MACRONNI AND CHEESE BACON SPINICH] IT WAS SO GREAT THAT NIGHT I AM SO GLAD WE TALKED THAT NIGHT WE SHARED SO MANY THINGS CARLOS OF COURSE JUST SAT THERE LISTENING NOT KNOWING HALF THE PEOPLE WE WERE TALKING OF BECAUSE THATS A SANTA PAULA THING.THE ONE THING THAT KEEPS GOING THRU MY HEAD IS THE FRIDAY BEFORE. WHEN YOU WERE MOVING OUT AND YOU GAVE ME ONE OF YOUR TIGHT HUGS AND YOU SAID THANKS FOR HAVING ME HERE AND I SAID YOUR ALWAYS WELCOME HERE AND YOU TOLD ME NO THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME I WILL NEED TO MOVE IN.YOU MUST HAVE KNOWN MORE.WE ARE SO GLAD THAT YOU DIDN'T TURN THOSE DOOR KNOBS RIGHT OR PICK UP YOUR FEET WHEN YOU WALKED BECAUSE THAT ONLY GAVE US MORE TIME WITH YOU.SORRY BUT I TOOK ALL THE SHOTS FOR YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY CARLOS DOESN'T HAVE KNOW ONE TO DO THE BEER BONG WITH EVERYONE IS SCARED SINCE YOU AND MY MOM ONLY DRINK 2 BEERS YOU CAN SHOW HER THE BEER BONG [SHE WON'T NEED IT ANYWAYS SHES FASTER THAN THAT].WELL MANUEL WE HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF YOU. SABRINA CALLED YOU TO COME AND FIX OUR PRINTER YOU NEVER MADE IT BUT SUDDENLY THE OTHER NIGHT IT STARTED WORKING LOOKS LIKE YOU DID KEEP YOUR WORD.THANKS FOR BEING THE SON I WILL NEVER HAVE AND THE BROTHER TO MY GIRLS THEY ALL LOVED YOU SO MUCH TILL WE MEET AGAIN [TU CARA] YOU CAN REST IN PEACE I WILL ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR MOM IS TAKEN CARE OF CARLOS,DEDE,ANDYBOBANDY, NOON,SABRINAWINA,& KITTY Sat, 04 Oct 2008 09:23:47 -0700 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3549 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3549 Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We also lost our son Christopher and know the sorrow you are feeling. May you find peace in the wonderful memories of him. Sat, 04 Oct 2008 02:05:01 -0700 mey chao on October 1, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3449 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3449 Though we all may have lost someone who is a big part of our lives and our hearts and we are not able to replace or fill that emptyness that our love ones have taken with them when they left this world. but i hope that maybe we all can come together and allow each other to come into each others lives since i know that we all share the same pain. when my father passed in that metrolink 2008 crash my life has not been the same and its been very difficult, my father left behind his wife and 5 children and so many grand children, and we all miss and love him so much but talkin about him with my family and remembering all the good times we had with him helps us with our pain of losing him. so i just would like to let you all know i am here if you need to talk or just someone to listen to you. my email is chaomey82@gmail.com my hearts and prayers go out to you. Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:05:40 -0700 With All My Love - Denver, Colorado on September 24, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3307 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3307 I just want to give my condolences & thank Mey Chao, for even in her pain of losing her father in this accident, she took the time to post condolences to each of the spirits who were in this same tragic accident that left with her father for their journey to a spiritual world. May God Bless those that were loss & their loved ones, family & friends that they left here with us. May we all learn that time is too short here, & may we learn to forgive & to love eachother, before our time here is gone. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:31:27 -0700 Genevieve & Family on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3117 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c3117 The hurt I endured with the passing of my uncle (ur grandfather), then ur dad (my cousin) and now you, has caused my sarrow to deepen. It really saddens me that we didn't take more time out to get to know each other better, but of course you don't think this way until a tragedy like this hits home. I know that the hurt will never go away, but I will always cherish the moments that we all have had together. My thougts and prayers are with you.... god bless you, and rest in peace Manuel. (From your family in Oakland,CA) Sat, 20 Sep 2008 09:40:43 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2978 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2978 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:39:05 -0700 Rita on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2909 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2909 Manuel was the greatest friend that anyone could wish for. He was always there for you! He always put everyone before himself. Manuel taught me so much as a Marine and as a person. He taught me how people should live their lives. He taught me to look at the good in all people no matter what. Manuel you are going to be missed by many people, but I know I will see you again. Bless you and your family. Rita Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:14:04 -0700 William Michael on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2887 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2887 Semper Fi Manuel , till we see again on the other side. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:23:05 -0700 SLAD on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2842 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2842 Namaste, Manuel. Namaste Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:44:24 -0700 Todd Binkley on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2835 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2835 Manuel, Thank you for the generosity of spirit with which you touched so many. Though we knew each other only briefly, a little bit of your smile now lives in each one of mine. I'll continue to pass it on. Peace, Todd Binkley, DC Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:15:05 -0700 Jodie Ramirez, Las Vegas on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2821 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2821 I am just shocked at how fast someone can be taken from us and I can't help but remember Manuels smile. I grew up with Missy playing soccer, spending the night at her house and remember Manuel always being around. Their relationship was more like best friends than sister/brother. What a blessing to have had him in our lives for this long. I hope you find the strength to celebrate his life and be happy he touched so many people's lives. I will keep the whole family in my prayers. God Bless you all! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:17:50 -0700 Allison Pagano on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2791 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2791 I miss you so much Manny!! I love you and your spirit will live on inside all of us...Manny always made me laugh no matter what. He was such a positive person if I ever tried to be negative he would tell me, "Stooop it." and make some joke along with it that made me crack up. I will miss that but I will always think of you when I am needing someone to tell me "stop it..." and to laugh at everything. Love you so much and I'm praying for your family. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:40:38 -0700 Angie Valdez on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2765 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2765 I am sooooo saddened to hear of Manuel's death. My heart hurts for his mother and family. May God bless all of you with comfort. I wish I could be there with all of you. I am so glad I met Manuel and his family on Mother's Day when I went to visit my daughter Vikki. Vik praised Manuel and his family for all the joy they have given her and shared with her. Manuel helped my daughter in so many ways. Thank you Manuel and thank you to his family for giving the world such a wonderful person to know. Thank you Manuel for serving in the Military. May God Bless each of you. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 02:22:06 -0700 Cousin Norma & Family on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2703 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2703 Comment: The last time I saw Manuel, he was a little boy in his dads arms. From what I have read, I can see that Manuel Jr. had the same happy and joyful heart that was in his dad. I miss my cousin Manuel Sr., and now we will miss you also. But your memory will live forever in the hearts of those who knew you and loved you. My heart and prayers go out to your mom, your sister, grandparents and the rest of the Macias family who loved you dearly. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:00:12 -0700 Francine Sullivan on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2670 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2670 My prayers and thoughts are with the Macias Family. Manuel touched my heart. I was amazed how he gave so much of himself to help other people. It warmed my heart to see how Manuel would reach out to people through his yoga. I will never forget his big smile and friendly manner. I think our organization was touched by an angel and his name is Manuel Macias. I feel honored that I had the opportunity to work with Manuel. Francine Sullivan National MS Society Wed, 17 Sep 2008 03:05:53 -0700 Cynthia Aguilar on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2666 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2666 Manuel..God Bless You..Manuel was a dear friend..Manuel I will miss you... Cynthia Aguilar Wed, 17 Sep 2008 02:51:36 -0700 Sharon Elder on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2653 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2653 Manual is my very dear friend. I always had so much fun with Manual, at work we would laugh and dance all day long. No matter what I will always remember his big smile and positive outlook on life and I will miss him always. My condolences to his family. He was a very special person and loved by many. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 02:13:54 -0700 Pamela on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2595 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2595 My condolences to Manuel's family. Manuel was a very special person I see. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:34:41 -0700 Cousin Jeannette Dryer on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2554 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2554 You were a great inspiration to all! I'll always and forever miss you and all the wonderful times we had together. I will celebrate our birthday together, just like we used too. You touched my heart Manuel. I will keep our family in my prayers and hope your precious soul will R.I.P. To Cindy and Missy, I am greatly sorry for your loss. Manuel will never be forgotten. I love you all!! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:13:01 -0700 Gonzo aka Tudy on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2551 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2551 I served with Manuel Macias at MAG-39 in Camp Pendleton...he was a great Marine, person, and friend. I am saddened to hear he is no longer with us and my condolences go out to his family and loved ones!! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:52:38 -0700 cuz lorraine & familia on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2481 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2481 Cindy,Missy and family As soon as this happened, it was so hard to beleive!! I truly see that manuel was loved and every one has great respect for him, his devotion,kindness,giving of himself to others. The joy and laughter he brings to others. Yes he reminds me so much of his Father Manuel Sr. I know Manuel and you Cindy will always be proud of your son. He is truly a blessing. Ps.23The Lord is my shepherd. Ishall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For his name sake. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.... Yes cuz manuel macias you made it home to "Heaven". See you on the other side! luv cuz lorraine&family. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:06:52 -0700 cuz yolanda on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2461 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2461 ILOVE U CUZ I NO YOUR WITH UR DAD NOW, I WILL SEE U SOME DAY IN HEAVEN. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:27:44 -0700 Zan Ferris on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2452 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2452 Manuel had a sweet presence and such a big warm hug! One of those people you feel like you've known forever and wish you had known forever....shanti, shanti, shanti... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:59:45 -0700 Wendy (Luna) Vega on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2444 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2444 Seeing Manuel in the Ventura Star brought great sadness. I couldn't believe it. Tring to stay in one piece as my heart skipped a beat I could see Manuel's dancing eyes and great smile inviting me to do yoga. He was a wonderful person. My prayers and thought are with the family. May God bless and give you all the strength to bear with your pain and sadness. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:37:22 -0700 Marnie Lazenby Jenkins on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2432 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/manuel-macias/#c2432 Unbelievable! I am greatly saddened by Manuel's tragic death. Manuel and I were friends at SPHS, we had great fun together, but I really got to know him and enjoy our friendship while we both worked at VONS. I will never forget his love for life and laughter. My heartfelt prayers are with his family and friends. God bless you! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:00:07 -0700