NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Benegas family wishes to announce the death of Manuel Benegas Jr., born 1965, in Fort Dodge, Iowa and current resident of Nashville, TN. He died on Wednesday June 27, 2013 on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii. Manuel Benegas Jr. is the son of former residents Manuel Benegas Sr. and Kiyoko (Donna) Benegas.

Manuel Benegas Jr. was a career senior health care leader holding positions at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and most recently, Vanderbilt University Medical

Manuel Benegas Jr. is survived by both parents, his wife Nancy, a pediatric Ophthalmologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, TN, and two sons Maxwell (16) and Quinn (11). Also surviving are an uncle, Ray Benegas, of Fort Dodge, and two aunts, Josephine Monson, of Fort Dodge; and Lucille McCarthy, of Kenosa, Wisconsin.

A private memorial service was held at the Kauai Funeral Homes, Hawaii.