anuel Rojas with daughter Elena Rojas outside El Tepeyac Cafe. Photo by Erik Sarni
Manuel Rojas with daughter Elena Rojas outside El Tepeyac Cafe. Photo by Erik Sarni
Manuel Rojas with daughter Elena Rojas outside El Tepeyac Cafe. Photo by Erik Sarni

Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of famed restaurateur Manuel Rojas next week. The co-owner of El Tepeyac restaurant in Boyle Heights lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 12, 2013. He was 79.

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Assumption Church, located across the street from the restaurant (entrance on Evergreen Ave). The funeral Mass will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Chapel in Montebello followed by the burial at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles.

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Rojas’ daughter, Elena Rojas, says the community has been very supportive during the family’s loss and welcomes the public to attend the services.

“It’s been beautiful. We appreciate everyone who has left comments of love and support,” said Elena. “There’s no words”¦All the love is awesome.”

Rojas is survived by a sister and a brother, nine children, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Rosary:
Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Assumption Church
2832 Blanchard St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(entrance on Evergreen Ave between Blanchard and Winter St)

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m.
Calvary Chapel
931 South Maple Ave, Montebello, CA

Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
4201 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023
 

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