Obituary

Barnard P Manzo

08/24/1948 - 01/11/2024

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Obituary For Barnard P Manzo

Barnard P. Manzo, (Barney), 75 of Dongan Hills, Staten Island, NY went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on the afternoon of January 11, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones. Born Tuesday August 24,1948 in Staten Island, NY he was the son of the late Thomas J. Manzo Sr, and Anne M. (Meola) Manzo.

Barney is survived by his loving Brothers and sisters, Thomas, Anne Morris, Diane, Michele (Dennis)McCollum, Jeannie, Fred (Luann), his aunt Catherine Cangro (Zizi), 12 nephews & Nieces, 19 great nephews & nieces, 1 great great niece Leia and too many to count Nephews & Nieces of his close friends.

Barney was referred to as “UB” (Uncle Barney) by all his family & friends.

Keith Morris his Godson shared, “UB was the most unselfish human I have ever known and had the biggest heart”. A long time ago when I was a young man starting out in the world, UB said “Keith if opportunities don’t knock, you build the door”. That has stayed with me and helped me shape my career”.

UB’s niece Kirsten Suzuki shared on behalf of our family, “while our hearts are grieving for him, we are at peace knowing of the rejoicing happening in heaven today. UB knew and loved Jesus and you could see it through his love for everyone around him. He was always looking out for others, always ready to help out and\or support anyone in need. He loved making people happy and laugh. His heart was to bless others. If you knew UB, you loved him as you felt kindness, love, loyalty, and generosity (at its finest). He was THE most giving person I ever knew. So many people were blessed and touched by his giving spirit. Uncle Barney, we are so thankful for you and are all the better for knowing you. We love and miss you so much

Barney served in the 199 the Infantry Brigade of the United States Army in Vietnam from February 26, 1969 with an honorable discharge on September 29, 1970. While in Vietnam Barney was wounded on two occasions and was awarded two purple hearts. Barney also received several medals that included: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantry Badge

Upon returning home Barney went onto complete his college educaon at Wagner College where he received a Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and a Degree of Master of Science in Education. Barney attended the College of Staten Island where he received a Master of Science in Special Education.

Barney was a Special Education teacher at Sarah J. Hale High School where he supervised the progress of young adults he taught and placed on job sites. Barney kept in touch with a few of his students until now .Barney also volunteered as a counselor for the Richmond Association for the Developmentally Disabled .Barney was a long-time member of The New Dorp Moravian Church. Through out Barney’s learning and Teaching career he also worked nights for our family business Thomas J. Manzo, Inc.

The Manzo Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM - 8 PM on Thursday January 18, 2024. On Friday

January 19, 2024 family and friends will meet 10:00 AM at Hanley Funeral Home Inc., 60 New Dorp Lane,

Staten Island and proceed to New Dorp Moravian Church for an 11:00 AM Service, with burial to follow at New Dorp Moravian Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the Tunnels to Towers or the National Kidney Foundation.

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  • 01/29/2024

    Barney was my loving, fun filled younger brother. Although we were all brought up in a loving Christian home, We went to Sunday School as children then as we grew we still went to the Moravian church. I remember we all went to VBS School sang in the choir etc. Our grandfather Preached the Italian Service in the Moravian Church because we had many Italian speaking people. Daddy taught Sunday School and our Mother enforced fine Christian values in all 7 of us children. The only thing was with all that fine Christian upbringing l knew there was still more. That's when Barney brought me to a different Church other than where we were brought up and that's when my life changed. I learned how to have a personal relationship with Jesus in this Church. As a result our entire family became Born again Christians thanks to my Brother Barney. So our Aunt Nancy and Uncle Jim Manzo our Dads brother went to that church. They continued to share this Born again experience with All the family. Also my Husband became a Penticostl Minister and l am a Chaplain. As a result of Barney's love for the Lord Our entire family are Now Born again Christians. And we all share Jesus and This Born again experience with the lost. We share what it means to know Jesus as Our Personal Savior. Barney you will always be Our Remarkable Brother! One day we will meet you in Heaven with Our Jesus and Family already there waiting for All of us to join them for all Eternity!

  • 01/20/2024

    Barney was our neighbor in NJ for many years, but he mostly resided in NY...so when he called he would say, this is your "invisible neighbor." We will miss his humor, his kindness & his heart. Love you Barney! With Love, Janice & Susan Haslach

  • 01/17/2024

    Barney was my youth group leader at ND Moravian growing up, he was one of the funniest and kindest person. I remember going to see the morning edition of the Letterman show with him and my dad, Barney was a great fan, and shared a lot about comedy with me. Rest deep, Barney!

  • 01/17/2024

    I've known UB since elementary school. I have an older sister, he always called us Big One and Little One. Through the years he shortened it to Lil. We did the play of Oklahoma in elementary school what fun. He attended all of our NDHS reunions. Always a great and fun Guy. May he now rest forever in peace.

  • 01/16/2024

    Barney and I grew up on the same block. He was in my older sister's class in PS 11. I was in class with his sister Diane. My parents were friends with his mom and dad. Knowing the entire Manzo family made my life richer because of their kindness, generosity and strong Christian beliefs. Barney lived his life demonstrating all of these qualities. I often would see him walking on the boardwalk and he was always such a gentleman. He is now in the hands of his Lord who he trusted and loved. May he RIP.

  • 01/16/2024

    We met at NDHS and were crazy loving friends ever since. He made me feel like a member of the Manzo clan even till today. God bless our Barney till we meet once more. Thomas Johnson

  • 01/16/2024

    Barney and I went to NDHS.... A kind, loving person... his smile lit up the room... thank you for your service and gift of self to our beautiful country...teach the angels how to light up the sky with your every bright light .. you made a difference... Rest in Peace🙏💕

  • 01/16/2024

    Such a great guy !!!

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