Greece: Monday, June 3, 2013 at age 88. Devoted husband, father, grandfather great-grandfather and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Genevieve, together with Manny since age 8; his children, Valerie (Dennis) Grzymkowski, Wayne (Gina) Bertola, Karen (Dennis) Howe; brothers, John (Bernice) Bertola and Salvatore Bertola; grandchildren, Timothy, Matthew, Alexis, Marissa, Cody, Cheyanne and Chalice; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Mila; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Manny was a decorated WWII Army veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a retiree of the United States Postal Service. Friends may call Sunday (June 9th) 1-4 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday 10:00 at St. Lawrence Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulche Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in his memory.

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  1. Uncle Manny was a like a father to me and my family. He was kind and very giving. We will always admire his leadership style and his caring nature. We will miss his smile, laughter and his love. We are so grateful that he was part of our lives.
    We love you and will miss you always. Love Suzie, Larry, Rachel & Becky

  2. Uncle Manuel – always my favorite uncle! Could always make me laugh! I will always remember our trip to California when we got on the plane with a sombrero and a 5-foot spear! We laughed and laughed! He was the male version of my mom (his sister, Ida ). I love you Uncle Manny! You’ll be missed! Your niece, Patti and Dick.

  3. Uncle Manny was a wonderful man. He left me with wonderful memories and I loved the visits to NY to see the family. I always admired the marriage he and Aunt Jean had. They truly are a one of a kind couple. He will be missed. Love, Debbie D’Alconzo

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