Manuel “Meme” Arriaga, 53 passed away on July 31, 2009. Meme worked for thirty years at the old Mercy hospital then continued to work at Laredo Medical Center, as Electrician Foreman. Meme was well known by his peers and friends as always outgoing and fun loving. Meme cared about providing for people in need, always willing to help. Meme was a Dallas Cowboys fanatic. He loved and cared for his mother dearly. Meme loved his children unconditionally. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his father Salvador Arriaga, and brother Hector Rene Arriaga. Mr. Arriaga is survived by his mother; Carmen C Arriaga; wife; Cindy Arriaga, sons; Angelo, Alessandro Arriaga, and Alan Sanchez. He is survived by his children Imelda Arriaga, Juan Manuel Arriaga, Miguel Angel (Sarita) Arriaga and Leticia Arriaga; grandchildren; Kassandra Gamboa, Rene Irene Gamboa and Anthony Gamboa; sister; Margarita (Rodolfo) Castaneda; brothers; Juan S. (Concepcion) Arriaga, Jorge Luis (Leticia) Arriaga, Roberto(Irene) Arriaga, Javier (Sofia) Arriaga, Ramon (Jessica) Arriaga and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Monday August 3, 2009 from 5pm – 9pm with a rosary recited at 7pm at the Fred Dickey Funeral chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday August 4, 2009 at 10am at San Vicente de Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.