Edward Maneski, 73

January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

Edward P. Maneski, 73, of Westerleigh, a retired city firefighter and registered nurse who was known for his positive outlook and unconditional generosity, died Wednesday at home, after a long illness.

A native of New Brighton, he settled in Westerleigh after he and Ingrid Serrano wed in 1969.

The St. Peter’s High School graduate earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hunter College, Manhattan.

Mr. Maneski began his career as a registered nurse. He worked concurrently as a visiting nurse at Metropolitan Jewish Health System and as a city firefighter. He retired after 23 years with the department from Engine Co. 158 in Mariners Harbor. He then worked as a nurse at the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) on the Island, until his retirement in 2013.

He had a beautiful harmonic singing voice, and liked listening to Doo Wop music. He also enjoyed golf, the beach and spending time with his grandchildren.

He had an unfailing positive outlook and through song, levity and high spirits, he was able to inspire his fellow colleagues and all who he came in contact with, family said.

His warmth, generosity and dedication to his family will be deeply missed, they added.

He was a parishioner of Holy Family R.C. Church, Westerleigh, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ingrid; his daughters, Laurie Miele and Stacey Hartley; his sisters, Barbara Klein and Marilyn Saldibar, and five grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Matthew Funeral Home, Willowbrook. Burial will be in Forest Green Park Cemetery, Morganville, N.J.

Originally published by Staten Island Advance