Philip Manzitto

Philip Manzitto
June 8, 1945 -January 13, 2021


On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Philip Manzitto, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

Philip was born on June 8, 1945 in Omaha, NE.  Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Helen Manzitto; sister, Nancy Phillips; and in-laws, Robert and June Whitbeck.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Manzitto; his children: Anthony (Jeannia), Frank (Natalie), and Paul (Jamie) six grandsons; two granddaughters; thirteen great-grandchildren; many brothers and sisters in-law; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Philip was a very hard-working man.  He was an Omaha Police officer from 1970 – 1980.  He owned and operated Manzitto Construction, from 1969 until he retired in 2008.  Phil worked hard and played hard.  He was a talented singer and guitar player, playing in the bands Cherry Tones and the Flamingos for many years.  He also enjoyed listening to music and traveling with his wife and other family members.  His huge smile was infectious, and he never met a stranger!

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Monday, January 18th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Tuesday, 11am, Lutheran Church of the Master, East Campus, 2617 S. 114th St.  Entombment: Resurrection Mausoleum. CDC guidelines to be followed.

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  • Dianne and Dennis Nadrchal Posted January 15, 2021 11:34 am

    Our most sincere condolences to all of the Manzitto family members from your old neighbors in Roxbury .

  • DEAN OLSON Posted January 15, 2021 1:10 pm

    Our family is saddened to hear about Philip’s passing. For over 40 years the Manzitto and Whitbeck families were among my most loyal law firm clients. Grandpa Phil, Grandma Helen, Philip and Mary, Tony, Frank and Paul were and are such good, hard-working people. We extend our sympathies to both families at this time of loss.

  • Donna Taylor Posted January 15, 2021 2:38 pm

    Saddened by the news. There is a large clan waiting to greet you, Phil… you’ll be missed here… love to Mary and all the kids.. your cousin, Donna.

  • Terry & Judy Hopkins Posted January 15, 2021 3:26 pm

    Our prayers are with all of the family. We met Phil, Mary, and Paul back in the day of little league baseball. He always had that wonderful smile and what a fun addition to any get together. So sorry to hear of his passing

  • Toni Turnquist Posted January 15, 2021 3:34 pm

    Deepest sympathy to all in the Manzitto family. I will always remember Phil as a man who never failed to stand for high quality and integrity in his work and in his life.

  • Kim Stovie Posted January 15, 2021 3:47 pm

    Sending my condolences to All The Manzitto family,, I am so saddened to hear this, Give my love to Mary and my dear son in law Paul and My granddaughters Jia and Juliana,love Nana Stovie

  • Chris Yordt Posted January 15, 2021 3:54 pm

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of Mr. Manzitto. I went to high school with Frank and Paul and worked for Manzitto construction for 2 years. Mr. Manzitto was one of the kindest, hardest working men I knew. His stories about being a police officer inspired me to get into law enforcement. He will be missed.

  • Richard Elsheimet Posted January 15, 2021 5:11 pm

    Philip was a fellow Omaha.Police Academy graduate in.1970. He was not just a fellow, but became a very personal family friend. I grieve for Mary and their three sons. May he remain in everlasting peace. I am sure he will be greeted in Heaven by his parents and Uncle Sully.

  • Joyce Gates-Lowrey and Pat Lowrey Posted January 15, 2021 5:38 pm

    My husband and I are both very sad to hear of Phil’s passing. My father played in bands with him before I was even born and I grew up hearing wonderful stories about their adventures. Phil and my grandfather were friends as well and often referred each other for construction jobs through the years. My husband grew up with his son and has so many memories of being around their family. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family and everyone who loved him. He was a larger than life man and will be missed dearly.

  • Garry Gernandt Posted January 18, 2021 9:22 am

    Sadden to hear of Phil’s passing, my heart goes out to Mary and family.

  • Debbie & Larry Maschino Posted January 21, 2021 3:00 pm

    We were saddened to read of Phil’s passing in the Omaha paper. We will always think of Phil & Mary cheering on Paul at South Suburban baseball games when our boys were young.
    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

  • Sherry McEwin Posted February 21, 2021 10:54 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss and sending prayers to the family. I have some great memories of Philip and will never forget his laugh… Love you Mary and my heart is with you!

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