Eugene “Gene” Mannino Obituary – Courier Post
Eugene “Gene” Mannino
Clayton – Eugene John “Gene” Mannino on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. 88 years old. Gene is predeceased by his son, John Mannino, and is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Midge, of Clayton, son, Steve (Gerri) of Pittsgrove, daughter, Traci Cantrell (Derwin) of Virginia, daughter-in-law, Joan (John) of Clayton, brother, Joseph (Ruth) of Glassboro, sister, Marilyn Leon (Bruce) of Clayton. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Ricky, Lenore, Joseph, Jake, Dustin, Maria, Damon, Tara, Andrew and Carmen; 4 great-grandchildren, Nina, Sami, Julian and Presley; as well as many loving extended family and friends. He is also predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Mary Mannino, his sister, Mary Acconey, and his brother, Angelo Mannino.
Born in Sicklerville and raised in Glassboro, Gene graduated in 1952 from Glassboro High School. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a land surveyor stationed at Yuma Air Force Base, Arizona, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado, and completed his service at McQuire Air Force Base, Burlington County, New Jersey.
After serving in the military, Gene owned and operated Gene’s Flying ‘A’ gas station in Pitman from 1958 to 1961. At the same time, he purchased his first big rig in 1958 and the trucking business of Gene & Midge was born. For 40 years Triple ‘M’ Leasing owned its own equipment and successfully employed 10 drivers. Gene has transported various items millions of miles safely across the United States and Canada. He was a proud member of Teamsters Local 676 for 40 years and served many years as a shop steward.
Gene and Midge raised their family on Focer Street in Glassboro for 40 years.
In retirement, they traveled together to North Port, Florida in 2002 and spent 18 years in the sun before returning to New Jersey in 2019 and residing in Clayton.
Gene owned a Piper Cub airplane and enjoyed flying for many years. He was a proud member of the Glassboro AC Club for over 10 years and a life member of the NRA. He enjoyed boating and fishing as well as riding his motorcycle, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Affair, 900 Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gene Mannino at ProMedica/Heartland Hospice, 1385 Chews Landing Road, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. Services under the direction of BARCLAY FUNERAL HOME. Sign the guestbook at BarclayFuneralHome.net
Posted May 28, 2022
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