Henry Van Manen

Passed 02/19/2024


Obituary For Henry Van Manen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Henry(Hank) H Van Manen who departed this world on February 19, 2024 surrounded by the love of his family. He was 90 years old.

Born in Staten Island, Hank was raised with his five sisters and a brother. In his teenage years he went off to fight in the Korean War where he took great pride in serving his country. He then became employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority as a bus driver.

Hank became the father of 9 sons and loved them with all his heart.

Years later, he went on to marry his love Carol Ann. They shared over 30 years together before she passed away from Alzheimer's. Hank's wishes were to be placed with Carol Ann at the Resurrection Cemetery following his cremation. Through Carol, he acquired 3 beautiful stepdaughters who he loved as his own.

Hank moved on to live a life filled with love and unwavering dedication to his soulmate Judith Blumenthal, who he spent his last 10 years together.

He was known for his positive outlook on life, always looking for the good in any way possible. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

He was overjoyed to see his little grandchildren and was infamous on pinching their little cheeks.

Hank moved to Florida with Judy several years ago to enjoy the warm weather as he grew older. As a frequent Facebook user he found such joy in watching his family both near and far, celebrate important milestones in their lives where he wished to be part of.

Hank enjoyed photography in his younger days. He took pictures and created beautiful photo albums for his family. He resided in an adult community where he and Judy enjoyed many activities with friends. They both loved singing Karaoke together on Monday nights as well as attending shows and other events that were offered. He attended art classes and took great pride in the pictures he was able to paint. Hank is survived by his 8 sons,

Stevie, Jimmy, Johnny, Paulie,Randy, Gary,Kevin and Brian. His son Hankie sadly passed away at a young age. He has many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his four sisters, Doris, Beverly, Brenda and Irene. He was preceded by his sister Pat and brother Freddy.

He is also survived by three stepdaughters , Nancy, Karen and Cheryl.

The viewing will be at Hanley's Funeral Home on March 13, 2024 at 9:00 am, followed by a mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

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  • 03/10/2024

    I have fond memories of uncle Henry whenever he came over. Always smiling and laughing and having some funny anecdotes / stories. He so much reminds me exactly of his father, my grandfather. R.I.P uncle Henry, I am not a religious man , but just in case I'm wrong , say hello to my mom for me.

  • 03/05/2024

    he was a fantastic man we sang with him and carol and played skip bo for many many years it has been a while since we chatted but loved him so much rest in peace hank our ( frank sinatra ) he was awesome will never forget him