Dr. Eugenio (Gene) Emperador had devoted much of his life to the youth sport of Manteca, St. Anthony's Church, and his patients.
Prior to coming to Manteca in the mid l960's he grew—up in the City of Manila, Philippines. He attended Manila High School and then obtained a Medical Degree in 1956 at Manila Central University. Between 1965 and 1967, Eugenio Emperador completed his internship and Surgical Residency at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp.
In 1967 Dr. Emperador opened his own medical practice that lasted almost thirty years. He was loved by his patients and highly respected by his colleagues.
Dr. Emperador was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church, where he served as Chairman of the School Board and member of the Young Men's institute. He also donated to the construction of the St. Anthony ‘s Gymnasium.
Eugenio Emperador loved his children and supported them in their activities. He was the team Physician for Manteca and East Union High Schools for over 20 years. He also volunteered his medical talents as team doctor for the Manteca Cowboys youth football.
Following his heart attack in 1983, he was compelled to make a public information video about Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation procedures.
Dr. Eugenio Emperador passed away in 1996. He had received awards of recognition for service to Manteca Cowboys and East Union High School.