John Anthony Manno, Sr.
June 14, 1930
March 22, 2014
John Anthony Manno, Sr., 83, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, was called home to spend time with his heavenly Father on March 22, 2014. He will be dearly missed by family, friends and business acquaintances.
The family will receive friends at Rose Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm and a Catholic Vigil and Rosary will follow. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Msgr. Earl Provenza, Msgr. Carson Lacaze, Rev. Charles Glorioso, and Rev. Josef Kallookalam. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery on Saint Vincent Avenue.
John, the youngest of nine children, was born on June 14, 1930 to Salvatore and Bianca Marie Manno in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in New York he began a lifelong pursuit of the printing trade. That was briefly interrupted when in 1950 he answered the call to service in the United States Air Force. Fortunately for the Shreveport area he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base where he served his country and received an honorable discharge in 1954. During that time he met the love of his life, Angelina. While still a serviceman, John worked weekends and nights, as he could, to further his printing career. During the late 1950's John worked for a local printing establishment before striking out on his own. In 1960 he and his wife founded Southland Printing Company, Inc. It soon became apparent that Southland would specialize in printing for the parking industry. John developed many innovative products and under his leadership led Southland to become the premier producer of parking lot tickets and related items. Currently Southland produces and ships tickets into all 50 United States and over 50 other countries worldwide. John was President of Southland Printing Co., Inc. from its founding until December 2013 when he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and appointed his son John, Jr as the new President.
John was an active member of many local organizations including the North Shreveport Lions Club and the Krewe of Gemini: his churches St. Pius X Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; and several parking organizations including the International Parking Institute, National Parking Association and the Parking Industry Exhibition.
There to greet him in Paradise are his loving parents, Salvatore and Bianca Marie Manno, his brothers Giovanni Manno, Albert Manno, Ray Manno, Peter Manno, Joseph Manno, and sisters Vincinza Manno, Nancy Skelly, Rose Larsen, and grandson Michael Peter Manno.
Left to cherish many memories are his loving wife, Angelina Bruno Manno; son, John Anthony Manno, Jr. and his wife Lynne Manno; grandson John Anthony "Jay" Manno, III and granddaughter Bianca Marie "Mary" Manno.
Serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Department Managers from Southland Printing Co., Inc., Olen H. Ashby, Jr., General Manager; Della Copp, Sales and Marketing Manager; Mitchell J. Timmons, Controller; Carlos B. Cockerham, IT Manager; Dale A. Spoor, Production Manager; Donna Faulkner, Office Manager; Bobby Gene Atnip, Prepress Manager; Robert Saucedo, Flexo Manager; Robert Bryant, Web Press Manager; Brad Cooper, Maintenance Manager; and Richard Smith, Human Resources.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Hosea Austin Lewing who worked with John at Southland for over 45 years and for the past 1 ½ years has served as John's personal chauffeur; Barbara Jean Nixon, who served as John's Administrative Assistant for over 20 years; all the family members of Southland Printing Co., Inc., for their long standing devotion and support; Josie and AJ Lewis, Dominic and Cynthia Cordaro, and Chris and Bob Horne for their endearing friendship and support.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Avenue, #200, Shreveport, LA 71101; Shreveport Catholic Charities, 331 East 71st Street, Shreveport, LA 71106; Shreveport Symphony, 619 Louisiana Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101;
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105; Volunteers of America 360 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 or John and Angelina Manno Scholarship c/o NSU Athletic Department, Natchitoches, LA 71497 or to a
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014