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...