Obituary of Paul D. Manion
Paul D. Manion, 82, of Cazenovia, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Upstate University Hospital. He was born March 30, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Donald and Beunna Manion. Paul was a graduate of Hopkins High School in Hopkins, Minnesota and furthered his education at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Forestry. Paul was a professor of Forest Pathology at S.U.N.Y. ESF for 36 years until his retirement in 2002. Upon his retirement he volunteered at CAVAC as a driver, dispatcher and EMT. Paul enjoyed everything about wood, from planting to cutting, sawmilling, fine woodworking, and firewood. However, family ski trips were also special. Two weeks before his death, he skied in Vermont with his two sons, and two grandchildren. In Paul’s words: life was good!
He is survived by his two sons, William P. (Dr. Lynne) Manion, P.E. of Hampden, Maine and Edward T. (Alison) Manion of Westminster, Massachusetts; a very close family friend, Beth Ryan, who took care of Paul and Nancy like a daughter, his brother Jan David “JD” Manion of Gainesville, Florida; four grandchildren, Dr. Bradie N. (Andrew) Bishop M.D., Dacie J. (Chris Gilman) Manion, P.E., Wilder and Quinn; four great grandchildren, Rosie Lynne, Maxwell, Sylvie and James. Paul was predeceased by his loving wife, Nancy in 2020.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2023 at Michael E. Brown Funeral Services, 2333 Fenner Road in Cazenovia. Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to CAVAC, 106 Nelson St., Cazenovia, NY 13035. Condolences for the Manion family may be left at www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com