OSWEGO, NY – John J. Manning, 76, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 6, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded by his parents, William and Mary Manning; his beloved grandparents, Joseph and Lena Finocchio; and his beloved mother-in-law, Sophie Coniski.
John worked for the Department of the Army for 22 years as a Unit Administrative Logistics Specialist, with the 376th Combat Support Hospital, in Liverpool, NY.
He served proudly in the Army Reserves for 40 years.
John retired from the Army in 1993, the recipient of many merit awards.
He had worked at General Electric for 20 years and also as a bartender at Joe’s Restaurant, owned by his grandparents.
He was an avid New York Yankee and New Orleans Saints fan, and never missed a game.
His favorite hobby was woodworking, he has left all of us many wonderful pieces, that we will treasure forever.
He is survived by his dedicated, loving wife of 52 years, Theresa (Coniski) Manning; five children, Kathleen (Augie) Gentile of Oswego, Laurie (Ken) Tallo of California, John (Laura) Manning of NYC, Suanne (John) Darling of Sterling and James Manning of NYC; his 10 grandchildren, which he loved and was so very proud of, Nicole and Stephen Hoefer, Matthew, Erik and Leah Tallo, Johnny and Lily Manning and Joshua, Jordan and Skyler Darling; many supportive brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be private.
A Christian burial will be held at St. Stephen’s Church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Oswego Hospital for its kindness and compassion.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Donations can be made to Gentiva Home Health Care or the Arthritis Foundation.