Date of Birth: 04/23/1927
Date of Death: 05/14/2017
Services: Services, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:00 am at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive Omaha, NE. 68144.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials to your favorite charity.
Interment: Private interment, Beth El Cemetery.
Following his service in the US Navy and the Marine Corps as a Corpsman during World War II, he attended the University of Nebraska, where he lettered in baseball and Omaha University, graduating in 1949. He played in the Industrial Baseball League for Shell Oil for two years.
In the early 1950’s he returned to Omaha and joined the family business, Omaha Compound, which his father founded in 1924. He retired in 2010. During his life he was active as a Mason, Omaha Rotary, B’nai B’rith and had an active interest in Creighton University and the Univerity of Nebraska sports.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Phyllis Manvitz; children, Todd (Wendy) Manvitz, Lisa (Kyle) Hutchings; grandchildren, Alissa (Matt) Arbiter, Diana (Jason) Williams, David Manvitz, Steffany, Whittany and Bradley Hutchings, Victoria (Brent) Rice; great grandchildren, Addison and Jackson Wiliams; other loving relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Eva (Cohn) Manvitz.