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Vincent L. Manno

July 12, 1930 — March 23, 2024


Vincent Louis Manno, aged 93, of Maple Knoll Community in Cincinnati, Ohio passed away suddenly on March 23, 2024, at home. He was born to parents Charles and Rose Manno (neè Salinardo) on July 12, 1930, at home in North Tonawanda, New York. Vince graduated from North Tonawanda High School. He attended the University of Buffalo before joining the Air Force Aviation Cadet Program. He later received a BA degree from Syracuse University and after retirement received an MBA from National University in Sacramento, California. 

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Patricia Lee Manno (neè Hall), his brother Donald Manno (Rita), five children: Vince Manno (Annette,) Christopher Manno (Catherine,) Rosanne Thomas (Robert McPherron,) David Manno (Kole,) and Catherine Lamb (John Lamb) as well as 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brother Peter Manno and a great-granddaughter, Charlotte (Charlie) Thomas. Vince Manno was a career military officer, commissioned through the Air Force Aviation Cadet Program. After receiving his lieutenant bars, he commenced Air Force Pilot Training in Murrow, Arizona. He was later reassigned to Navigator Training in Harlingen, Texas, where he also served as an Instructor Navigator on the B-25. His next assignments took him to Spangdahlem AFB, Germany, flying the RB-57 and RB-66, then Otis AFB, Massachusetts flying the EC-121; to Niagara Falls AFB near Buffalo, Hancock Field in Syracuse, McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington, and Ft. Lee Virginia in staff jobs, then back into the EC-121 cockpit at McCoy AFB in Orlando and McClellan AFB, Sacramento. He served four years as a staff officer at the Pentagon, then as Director of Officer assignments at Joint Base Andrews. His final overseas tour comprised three years at Aviano AFB located in Italy at the foot of the Dolomite Alps. He retired from the Air Force in 1981 at Mather AFB, Sacramento, and settled into Cameron Park, a community nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he received Real Estate and Real Estate Broker’s licenses, and worked in the real estate industry for several years. After achieving his MBA from National University, he also taught at National University. During this time, he and Pat enjoyed skiing near Lake Tahoe, a sport they discovered in the Italian and Austrian Alps, as well as long RV-road trips coast to coast, not to mention multiple cruises in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 2014, he and Pat moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to take up residence at Maple Knoll Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community where he was well-known and liked as the quiet counterpart to Pat’s outgoing connections.

Memorial service will be held at the Maple Knoll Chapel, 11100 Springfield Pk., Springdale, OH 45246 on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:30AM.
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