Ilion Alumni Pharmacist
November 2020By Aileen Carney Sweeney
Anthony J. Maneen - IHS 1964 - Pharmacist
Anthony J. Maneen was born in Ilion on June 22, 1946, the son of the late Samuel C. and Jennie Terzo Maneen. Anthony attended Ilion Schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the Class of 1964 and was chosen Homecoming King in the Fall of 1963. He later attended and graduated from Albany School of Pharmacy with the Class of 1974. Although he was born with a birth defect, Tony never let that interfere with his ability to play sports. Below is a wonderful article by sports reporter Mike Dyer, from the Albany Times Union October 25, 1965 edition.
Handicapped Maneen Handicaps Opponents
By MIKE DYER
Tony Maneen stopped feeling sorry for himself six years ago when he visited Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. "I saw people with no arms and legs," recalled the Ilion youth who is in his sophomore year at Albany College of Pharmacy.
Born with a withered left arm, the 19-year-old Maneen is kickoff specialist for Union College's once-beaten football team a guard for the Albany Pharmacy basketball team and a prospective outfielder for the Union baseball squad. He also has wrestled.
Pharmacy students are allowed to play varsity sports at Union if the sport does not exist at the Albany school.
"I was to have an operation on my arm at the Shriners Hospital," laid the 5-foot-t, 170- pound Maneen. "There were times when I withdrew from the world, feeling sorry for myself. But when I saw those other people with no legs or arms, I knew how lucky I really was."
Affectionately nicknamed "Scrub" by his Union teammates, Maneen doesn't realize he is fighting for identity, and has chosen the athletic field as the site of battle.
"I don't think I'm trying to prove myself to anyone else," he said after a slight pause
I'm just trying to prove things to myself. At least the competition isn't a conscious thing."
"People are good to me," he added. "They have given me a chance. When I first reported to the Union football practice, I explained my handicap to assistant coach Bruce Allison, and he said, 'So what? If you can play football, you can make the team.' "
Tony comes from a farm background. His father never had a great love for sports but allowed Tony to play.
"I remember my dad didn't know very much shout baseball," said Maneen, "and when I was playing second base, in a sandlot game, he told me to catch the ball like Willie Mays; you know, to make a belt buckle catch since I only had one good arm."
"Well, everything worked well until someone hit a line-drive at my belly and I hied to catch it there. I had to change my style after that," laughed Maneen.
Always Over .300
Maneen, who never batted less than .300 during his high school days, loves football. At Ilion High School, he kicked off, punted and booted extra points. It was at Ilion he had his most pleasant day.
"I was chosen Homecoming King and we were playing Herkimer, our biggest rival," began Maneen, his jet-black hair shining. "I was playing end for Ilion and wanted to score very badly. Our quarterback went back to pass and threw the ball to someone else. It glanced off two receivers and I caught it in the end zone for the touchdown that won the game."
As a member of the Pharmacy basketball team that won the Northeastern Collegiate Conference title last year, Tony sighed: "That was a great thrill I'd never been on a champion team before."
Tony Maneen is a champion. After 19 years, he's still scrapping.
Anthony Maneen married Jean Keddell, IHS 1965, on July 30, 1966 in Church of The Annunciation, Ilion. He served as the Supervising Pharmacist for the opening of Carl's Drugs, Herkimer, in 1976. He later was the owner and operator of Maneen's Village Pharmacy, Richfield Springs, and Maneen's Pharmacy, Newport. Following his retirement, he worked part time as a Pharmaceutical Consultant for local pharmacies in both the Herkimer and Oneida County areas. He had most recently worked with the Oneida County Correctional Facility in the Pharmacy.
Anthony was appointed to the Herkimer County Legislature to fill a vacancy on May 5, 1994. He later ran as a Republican candidate. He was elected to the same seat, as a Republican candidate, in 1995. He represented District Four in Ilion for more than nine years. Anthony Maneen served on most of its major committees, including Education, Finance and Human Resources; he was also chairman of the Personnel Committee for a number of years. He was elected to a two-year term as chairman in January 2002.
Anthony Maneen died July 16, 2003, at University Hospital, Syracuse, at age of 57. He had been battling diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. He was survived by his wife, Jean, and three sons; Samuel C. Maneen of Woodbridge, VA, Francis A. Maneen of Rochester and Sgt. Joseph J. Maneen, serving with the USAF in Ramstein, Germany.
Anthony J. Maneen Obituary
Anthony Maneen, age 57, of 174 West State St., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in University Hospital after a long and courageous battle with diabetes, kidney and heart disease. He was born in Ilion on June 22, 1946, the son of the late Samuel C. and Jennie Terzo Maneen. Anthony attended Ilion Schools and graduated from Ilion High School with the Class of 1964. He later attended and graduated from Albany School of Pharmacy with the Class of 1974. He was married to Jean Keddell on July 30, 1966 in Church Of The Annunciation, Ilion. Anthony served as the Supervising Pharmacist for the opening of Carl's Drugs, Herkimer, in 1976. He later was the owner and operator of Maneen's Village Pharmacy, Richfield Springs, and later of Maneen's Pharmacy, Newport, for many years. Following his retirement, he worked part time as a Pharmaceutical Consultant for local pharmacies in both the Herkimer and Oneida County areas. He had most recently worked with the Oneida County Correctional Facility in the Pharmacy. He was a Communicant of Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Church and a member of Knights of Columbus Council #518, Ilion, as a Third Degree Knight, Ilion Elks BPOE Lodge, Ilion Moose Lodge #1010 and the Mohawk Valley Pharmaceutical Association. He was a former member and Past President Ilion Little League, Jaycees, and served as an Umpire for Local Football games. He served with the Herkimer County Legislature since June of 1995 and was the Presiding Chairman since January of 2002. He was an avid Yankee fan and was very athletic while in high school and college playing football. While attending college, he played for Union College, Albany. Anthony is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Jean Maneen; three sons, Samuel C. Maneen of Woodbridge, VA, Francis A. Maneen of Rochester and Sgt. Joseph J. Maneen, serving with the USAF in Ramstein, Germany; one brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Linda Maneen of Greenville, SC; one sister and brother-in-law, Mayme and Gerald Fluharty of Frankfort; his cherished granddaughter, Briana Maneen; his mother-in-law, Ruth Keddell of Ilion; in-laws, Lorita Keddell, James and Pat Keddell, Sister Margaret Keddell, Barbara Griffin, Paul and June Keddell, Peter and Deb Keddell, Mary Patelos, Kenneth and Francine Keddell; his Godchildren, Daniel Fluharty, Erick Judson, Andrea Keddell-Heintz, Lindsay Lockett and Joseph DeStafano; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Francis Keddell; and brother-in-law, Dan Keddell. His funeral will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2003, at 10:15 a.m. fromthe V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. John Yanas, Pastor. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Members of the Knights of Columbus will meet Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home for services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney, Diabetes, or Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. (July 17, 2003)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Yearbook 1973 - page 67 - Anthony Maneen
Samuel C. Maneen - IHS 1989 - Pharmacist
Samuel J. Maneen was born the son of Anthony and Jean Keddell Maneen. While in high school, Sam was selected to attend the 1988 American Legion Boys' State Conference. Samuel graduated from Ilion High School with the Class of 1989. He graduated from Albany School of Pharmacy with the Class of 1994. Sam was the the pharmacy manager for NeighborCare Pharmacy. He later was Vice President of Familycare, worked for CVS as a pharmacist and was a Pharmacy Manager for Genoa Healthcare Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently is the Director Of Operations at Genoa Healthcare, in Charlotte. Sam is the father of Briana Nicole Maneen, who was born in 1998. Sam married Rachael Paul in 2015.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Commencement 1974 - page 4 - Samuel C. Maneen
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