John O. Manson

It is with great sadness that the family of John O. Manson announces his passing on November 18, 2017 at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. John lived on 11 Putnam Road, Gansevoort, NY and was originally from Saratoga Springs, NY.

John was born in Saratoga Springs on February 12, 1932 and is the son of the late Margaret “Levo” Manson of Saratoga and the late Otto Manson of California. He was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He worked many years part time at the Saratoga Flat Horse Track parking cars and retired in 1992 as a supervisor for Tom Farone Construction Company.

John will be lovingly remember by the love of his life, Jane Malesky, formally Manson. John and Jane had five daughters who are now married, Jomae and Gary Baker, Joyce and Joe Luvisi, Jean and Fred Gonzales, June and Bill Julian, and Mylina and Bob Prunier; and one son Matthew Manson. John also left behind 3 stepsons Tim, Kevin and Matthew, and 2 stepdaughters Bonnie and Brenda from a previous marriage. His family provided him with several grandchildren and great grandchildren to love. John has 3 sisters Loretta Filkins of Saratoga Springs, Evelyn Fitzpatrick of Florida and Frances Kynge of Florida.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Guest Book

Lisa Bragg

I am so sorry for your loss Aunt love and prayers are with you and your ya

Cindy Briglin

Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you all will be there to support Jane and each other. God Bless you all.

Jean And Fred

I would like to take this special moment to share my thoughts to my dad I know you are in peace now no more pain your life was a blessing your memory a treasure you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure I am thankful for the time I had you in my life fly high until we meet again I love you dad xo oh by the way the giants won today. Love, Jeannie


Dad it’s going to be so hard not hearing goodnight from you but you are no longer in pain. I have enjoyed every single second I spent with you. I love you always and forever.

I can’t believe I’m standing here,
Saying my goodbyes
To a Dad that meant the world to me,
My Dad with big blue eyes

Anyone who loved him
Will know how I feel today,
My Dad was the sunshine of my life
Who could light up the darkest days.

So goodbye Dad my only Dad,
Take your wing and fly
To eternal happiness and your reward,
Through the big gates in the sky.

Love your baby girl
June xoxo