Niskayuna-Dr. Peter M. McManus died peacefully November 3, 2020 after a short illness.
Peter was born in Baldwinsville, N.Y. to Charles F. and Madelaine Doran McManus on July 23, 1932. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Kathleen Oberst McManus, and his middle son Edward R. McManus. He is survived by four sons; Timothy (Alexis) of Goose Creek, SC, Thomas (Elizabeth) of Apex, NC, John (Tracy) of Bayside, NY, and Daniel (Dina) of Niskayuna, NY. He is survived by 11 grandchildren; Theresa (Randy) Buckley, Sam (Allison), Christine (Ian) Bull, Kathleen (Brett) Mancini, Christopher (Caity), Lisa (Nick) Rodriquez, Gregory, John (Stephanie), Michael, Joseph, Peter II, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Peter was a graduate of Baldwinsville High School, received his B.A. and M.S. from the New York State College for Teachers and his EdD from SUNY Albany. Peter served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, GA. and after his service, went on to devote his life to education.
He spent thirty years with the North Colonie School District until his retirement in 1991, and continued teaching graduate level courses at several universities until 2012. Peter and Kay traveled together, and with family and friends, to many places around the world. They most enjoyed spending time at Friends Lake and Saranac Lake with family. Peter spent the last few years working with Hospice, assisting others in sharing their memories and helping them through their later lives.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd. Albany, NY 12205 in Peter’s name.
A memorial service for Peter is scheduled for December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1803 Union St Niskayuna, NY, which will also be live streamed for those unable to attend at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88330765169?pwd=dWg0VkRDUjM3ei9xa1UvMzM1dUV4QT09
Interment will be in the spring and will be announced on the Facebook page set up in Peter’s honor.