Retired member of the NYPD. Past Commander of the American Legion. Trustee and of the Northport-East Northport Board of Education for three decades. Member of the Northport Rotary Club. President of the St. Philip Neri School PTA.
Richard J. "Dick" Manning of Northport, who died on April 16 at 85 years of age, was all of these things and more.
Perhaps most importantly he was a devoted husband of Betsy and the late Irene (1968). Betsy and Dick sold real estate together and could often be seen walking around Northport together.
Born in New York City on September 15, 1925, Dick served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945. He then joined the New York Police Department and then retired from the force after 1967 after 20 years.
He then threw himself in to local community service and, in addition to the activites mentioned above, he was the co-chair of the Northport Village Centennial Celebration in 1994 and the co-founder and first president of the Northport Youth Community Center, which sponsored the first community wide interest in soccer in the area as well as local swim and basketball teams from 1970 to 1975.
For his myriad community service activities, he was presented with the Congressional Achievement Award for the 3rd Congressional District by then Congressman Bob Mrazek in 1988; the Suffolk County Executive Appreciation Award in 1991 by then-County Executive Patrick Halpin; and the Suffolk County Legislature Achievement and Service Award, presented by Legislator Jon Cooper in 2001.
Manning was the loving father of Debbie Huntsman (Dave), Dianne Yanchuk, Frank O'Neill (Shari), Doreen Christ (Richie), Gail McGarry (Beth), Elysia Prinz (Kevin), Pat O'Neill (Russ), Denise Manning (Lee), and Katie Todd (Rob). Cherished Grandfather of Bill, Jason, Dan, Matt, Tom, Jenny, Tim, Michael, Katy, Rob, Steven, Emma, Ian, and the late Elizabeth. Dear Great Grandfather of Haley, Conner, and Lillian. Fond Brother of Happy Carbone, Elsie Reumann, Mickey Manning, Arthur Wright, and his late sisters Anna Mae Bell, Katie Lombardo, and Dorothy Edwards.
Visiting , 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY, Monday & Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 pm.
Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:00am at Northport, burial parish cemetery.
In Dick's memory donations to the Food Pantry, c/o 330 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768-1789, would be appreciated.