Our most famous and respected cousin.
Friends of ours that went to Ceighton
spoke of him fondly.
Our sympathy to Mary Jean and the family for their loss. Another gift for coming to Omaha in 1971 and getting to cross paths in life with Red. Red left all of us with delightful memories & stories. Thanks Mary Jean and your family for letting us share such special time with Red.
To the Family of Coach John ''Red'' McManus, I have so many cherished memories of this gentle man that I would hardly know where to start.This year during March Madness it was Coach K from Duke University that offered some kind words about this legendary college coach. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire McManus family during this time of the spritual celebration of the life John ''Red'' McManus. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
My deepest sympathy to Mary Jean and the McManus family. Red was certainly, Mr. Basketball at Creighton. He will be missed by all of us. RIP coach.
Proud to have played for him.
I just loved Uncle Red. He was a great man so respected in the community. I will miss talking to him at family holidays. He loved being around the family and we loved being around him. Uncle Red will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to my Aunt Mary jJean, cousins Jack, Kevin, Mimi along with the grand kids, Tracy and Anan.
Red was our oldest daughters God-father - have known him for way over 50 years - stories abound - he used to always call if he was at the Milwaukee airport - never enough time to see each other - always together when he played Marquette - Sorry for your loss - heaven's gain - Love Bill and Anne Crowley
I knew Red for many,many years. He was an outstanding Coach at Creighton, a darn good football referee, and a gentleman at all times. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bob Murray Retired Basketball Coach Omaha North
So sorry to hear of Red's passing. He was a dear friend of the family with many fond memories. Our prayers are with all of you.
John and Jodi Vinardi
He was a great friend of my Dad's and fun to watch on the sidelines. My prayers are with you Mary Jean & family. Matt Iwersen Bellingham, WA
A lifetime friend of my Dad's...and I mean lifetime!!!
Thoughts and prayers to you Mary Jean, Jack and family
Bill Hiegel, Jr.
Thoughts and prayers to all connected with "the coach".We lost a great one.
Mary Jean and family, Sorry to hear 0f Reds passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Jean, my arms are around you, my heart breaks for you. God Bless.
My sympathy and prayers to the entire family. Red had one of the warmest personalities and biggest best smiles on the planet. I always left a conversation with Red feeling great. His picture should be next to "Class Act" in the encyclopedia! Rest in peace Red.
kevin and tracy,
may Red's memory be a blessing. my deepest condolences.
Jeff Itkin, M.D.
From Eddie Hickey-41 til now have seen them all.
Red stands tall among them all! Farewell to a passionate, Irish gentleman. Will offer mass for him here tomorrow, with condolences Father Fitz
may the God of peace look kindly on the MCMANUS family.May matt.5:4 be your strong hold.Sorry for your loss...dg
May the comfort and strength only God provides be with you in the days ahead.
Mr. Creighton Basketball...so many wonderful memories of my days as a Bluejay. May Red be in eternal peace, and may his family celebrate his meaningful life. It is difficult to lose one you love so much, and you are all in my prayers.
Judy Yacio, Creighton '66
RIP Coach. You will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences to the family...............
Dear Mary Jean, Jack, Kevin, Mimi,
Candy and I extend our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. My classmates and I were blessed to not only witness big time exciting hoops under Red, but blessed to know him as a super person as he was very visible and approachable on campus. I also remember visiting him at his office (when he was also Athletic Director) and one could count the Staff Members on the fingers of one hand. And he taught classes. He did it all. On the court, a tenacious competitor. Off the court, you couldn't find a more gentle, caring, big hearted human being. Red, we will always have a very special place for a very special guy in our hearts. Thanks for ALL you did for
Creighton Hoops, CU Athletics, and Dear Ol' CU.
With Deepest Sympathy and with the Lord's Love,
Gary Joe and Family
Red, your smile and warm heart will forever be remembered. The love you had for the players, your family and friends will be cherished by them for ever. Thank YOU for letting me call you my friend. Jim Kopetka
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Dear Kevin and Tracy,
Very sorry to hear of your great loss. I didn't know your father, but
he seemed like a larger than life man.
You're in our thoughts and prayers.Say hi to your beautiful children for me.
All the best,
My heart and prayers are with the family of Mr.Mcmanus. "May the God of all comfort , comfort you in this time of sorrow."
Red was head coach and AD when I was a freshman at Creighton- for me he'll always be the ultimate face of Creighton athletics. All of us- fans, alums, staff and students- owe him a great deal for where the University is today in athletics.
Red allowed me to play varsity for 3 years. Great Teacher of the game and a great experience for me, Thanks Red.
Red and I were contemporary students at St. Ambrose. Seeing him here, in Omaha, was always a memorable and pleasant experience. My thoughts are with his family.
Red lived just a block away from me as I grew up. He was my idol and role model. He influenced my entire life, including coaching, my faith, and the way to treat people. I know he lives on in the lives of many others. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Sorry to hear of the loss of "Red", he was a great Basketball coach & person, he will be missed. Jim Collin, C.U. Basketball 1960-62.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
So sad to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl Morehouse, and your friends in the Bergan Auxiliary
Dear Mary Jean and Family my sincerest condolences to you on the passing of Uncle Red. He was always so kind and gracious to me as I grew up. I always admired the friendship that he had with my father.
May you find comfort in your happy memories until you are reunited.
To the family of John McManus my deepest sympathy.
May God's gentle peace fill your heart and comfort your soul today and
in the days to come, I am so very sorry for your loss. As you cherish
fond memories also know that God is with you and will provide peace
and hope in the days ahead.
Mary Jean and Family,
I am sorry for your loss and the community's loss. Many people don't know or appreciate what Red did for CU basketball. I'll always remember..good friend, adviser and character. My best,
Dear Mary Jean, Jack Kevin and Mimi:
I am so sorry to hear about Red. He was such a great friend to my Dad and was so integral in keeping the Duffy girls memory of him alive. You have wonderful memories of a beautiful man, coach, father and husband. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers from your friends and family.
Colleen Duffy Heeter
Dear Mary Jean, Jack, Kevin and Mimi My sincerest condolences to you. Red and my Dad Frank were connected at the hip as far as Creighton Basketball was concerned. My entire family loved Red and my Dad was very proud of his West Coast connection in helping Red develop a great Creighton basketball legacy. I will never forget Red's kindness and sense of humor. Ill always remember Red's visits to San Francisco. Lots of great memories of a great guy. Fred Walsh and Family
To a wonder, passionate, great man. Love You Madly, Fritz Pointer
Jack & Family,
I am sorry to hear of your dad's death. I have many fond memories of him. May your grief be short and your fondest memories comfort you always.
To Mrs McManus, Jack, Kevin, and Mimi,
So deeply sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Growing up in the neighborhood, I will always remember what a nice man Mr McManus was and how caring and devoted he was to his family and faith. I still remember Mr McManus ushering at Christ the King church for Sunday Mass when I was a kid. Cherish the wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. It's the memories that get you through the rough times and will keep your loved one close to your heart.
With deepest Sympathy
Dear McManus Family,
I worked for Red for several years at Mr. Tuxedo, and along they way, got to know the rest of the family. He was a great boss and a wonderful man. I'm proud to have known him.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I am very sorry to hear of Red's passing. I had him as a teacher at CU whenI was a student there and he taught me a great deal and is a big reason why I got into teaching and coaching.I was always happy to see him at the CU games up until he was no longer able to attend earlier this year.Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.HE WAS A GREAT MAN