Manuel Lafont, 54, was a proud father, baseball fan, and business consultant who lived in Unit 801 of the Champlan Tower. He was among the other three whose bodies were identified by police on Saturday night after being pulled out of the rubble in a surfside condominium collapse.
LaFont had a 10-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter with his ex-wife Adriana LaFont.
Adriana asked her friend on Facebook to pray for Manny’s Rosary on Friday.She Posted a photo of her family From the years we spent together in Champlan — baby photos, birthday parties, beach days, and other memories at the 8th floor condo.
“There are many memories in the wall that are gone today, and there is an eternal experience in my heart,” she writes.
Miami-Dade Police late Saturday night Release name Of the 5 confirmed dead.they are Stacy Fang, 54 years old; Anthony Lozano, 83; Gladys Rosano, 79 years old. According to police, Lafont’s body was found on Friday.
Police did not identify the fifth victim.Still there 156 people are not explained..
Originally from Houston, Lafont coached his son’s baseball team, the Astros, in North Shore Park, just a mile from Champlan. He was a parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Miami Beach.Parish school parents Gathered on Saturday afternoon To pray for Lafont and his neighbor who are still missing.
A graduate of Sharpstown High School in Houston, his classmates sent a message of support to Adriana and watched the news carefully.Sam Olivares, a fellow Sharpstown graduate who has previously visited La Font in South Florida, is on KHOU-11 in Houston. Difficult to express shock LaFont’s old friend felt.
“I was talking on the phone with my friend Scott, but we were just sitting there silently. There was no word that could come up with this tragic event, especially you know. With someone, “said Olivares. “And I’m waiting for the kids to hear about my father. It’s overwhelming.”
LaFont has worked for manufacturing companies throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for three years, leading a department focused on road safety building crash cushions and movable barriers. At the 2016 industry conference, he I did an interview Here he talked about why he got this job.
“I entered the industry because I didn’t want to sell widgets. I want to help people. I want to do something good in this world,” he said. “I want to say that when I die, my life meant something.”