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Obituary: Emanuel “Manny” Greene

Emanuel “Manny” Greene, of Plandome Manor, passed away on November 10, 2013 in his 98th year. Born in the Old Stone House in Hasbrouck, NY, now a landmark and museum, he went on to start a paper and plastic disposable business from the trunk of his car in the 1930’s and  grew it to be the largest firm of its kind in the NY Metropolitan area by the 1960’s.

He was happiest sitting on his deck with his entire immediate family looking at Manhasset Bay and relating stories of his life - sailing,  travels,  politics  and current events. He thought the most beautiful sight in the world was the sunset over Manhasset Bay.

Manny was an avid collector of art, a bonsai gardener and spent hours walking backwards on his heels redesigning his Zen rock garden in his backyard. He won the Bermuda Race on his beloved yacht CIRCE in 1976 and won numerous races up and down the east coast.

Manny and his wife Dorothy were early supporters, critical to the initiation of hospice care services on Long Island—and 25 years later he became a beneficiary of their wonderful and compassionate care.  Manny was a member of Knickerbocker Yacht Club, Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, American Bonsai Society, and the JCC Gezunter Club. He was a former Commissioner of Roads for Plandome Manor and was also a founding member of both Temple Sinai in Roslyn and Temple Judea in Manhasset.

Manny is survived by his wife of 30 years Dorothy, sons David “Randy” Greene (Abby)  Richard “Dick” Greene (Cara), grandchildren Justin (Golru), Michael, Tamsen, William, Gavin, and his great-grandchildren Tabitha, Camron and Layla. Manny also leaves John Graubert, (Alexandra,) Catherine Graubert and Tim Graubert (Becky Parks) and grandchildren David, Nathan, Aaron, Christina, and Maxwell. Manny was predeceased by his first wife Annette.


Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 


“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 


“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

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