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Dr. Silvino Muneses, family patriarch and internist

Dr. Silvino Muneses, family patriarch and internist

Dr. Silvino Butalid Muneses, an internal medicine physician who practiced in Brooklyn and Southwest Baltimore and was patriarch of his extended family, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 2 at his Glen Arm home. He was 86.

Born in the Philippines, he was the son of Ildefonso Muneses and his wife, Cecilia. The family owned a small grocery store where he worked as a boy.

“He was the fourth of 13 children, and the family lived in a poor section of the Philippines,” said his son, Jeffrey B. Muneses, a chiropractor who lives in Glenwood.

“His father wanted one of his children to get to the United States, and a lot of family effort was placed on getting my father...

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