On Sunday, September 20, 2020, John Joseph Manolio, a loving husband and father of 2 children, passed away at the age of 87. John was born on October 11, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to John and Mary (Luongo) Manolio. John Jr., married to Elizabeth Manolio raised one son, Jimmy and one daughter, Diana. John served in the United States Navy for 4 years. He was an Electrical Designer by profession. John also had a passion for music and the arts. He was a big band musician playing the sax with the Ralph Marterie “Marlboro” Orchestra, Buddy Morrow, Les Elgart and Billy May Orchestras. He played with the Tommy Dorsey Band, appearances were made on Dick Clark's “American Band Stand”, several radio broadcasts, and backing up Steve Lawrence. He played the Alto & Tenor Sax, the Clarinet, flute etc. He was a very talented painter, sculptor and wood carver. He was also a terrific dancer. Most importantly, Dad was a real gentleman, a kind hearted and considerate man besides being very good looking. John was preceded in death by his father, John, his mother Mary, and by Elizabeth Manolio. He is survived by his two children, Jimmy and Diana, his brother Anthony and two sisters, Antoinette and Margaret and six grandchildren; Christina, Jonathan & Jordan Galeoto, Arianna Hernandez, Olivia & Melina Manolio. “A Home Going Celebration of Life Service” will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the St. Charles Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. All will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the St. Charles Cemetery office located at 2015 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale, NY 11735 and then directed to the burial site.
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