John was predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Manilla, his brother, Paul, and his sister, Martha. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of sixty-three years, Marty; his brother, S. James; his four children -- John J. (Stephanie) and sons, Martin and James of Fairport, NY; Cynthia A. McGovern (Tom) and children, Meghan, Tommy and Patrick of Sherman, TX; Beth Sandora (Joe) and children, Stephen, Michael and Jenny of Yardley, PA.; and Martha Major (Mark) and children Kevin, Michael and Madeline, also of Yardley, PA, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be Saturday, November 9th at 10:00am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship fund in John’s name. Donations may be made to the John H. Manilla Scholarship Fund, American Legion Post 239, PO Box 24, Skaneateles, NY 13152.
The family would like to give special thanks to the extraordinary caregivers at Upstate Medical Center, 9th floor units F and G.
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