O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Leon Manning Sr.

Mr. Leon J. Manning Sr., 71, of Salamanca, NY died suddenly Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY.

Born September 13, 1946 in Gowanda, NY, he was the son of the late Richard and Bernice Manning. He was married on December 9, 1967 in Steamburg, NY to the former Jessie M. Brown, who survives.

Mr. Manning served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.

He had been employed in the oil fields in Pennsylvania with Pennzoil for over 20 years and had worked in food service with the Salamanca Central School System, retiring in 2005.

Mr. Manning enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, golfing, and bowling. He was an avid reader and enjoyed Louie Lamour novels.

Surviving besides his wife are: three daughters, Wendy Manning, Kill Buck, NY, Terry (Allen) Tucker, VA, Libbie (Fred) Fuller, Kill Buck, NY; three sons, Leon (Wannetta) Manning Jr., Salamanca, NY, Lee Walters, Salamanca, NY, William (Ashley) Manning, Angelica, NY; 23 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Manning, a nephew, William Kennedy, and a niece, Elaine Bartlett.

Memorial visitation will be held at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held with David Smith, Mayor of Gowanda, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.