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Michael Joseph Manhatton - SAVANNAH - Michael Joseph Manhatton, 56, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Candler Hospital. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, son of Joseph William and Joan Allen Manhatton. He graduated from Marist High School and attended Loyola University in Chicago and Quincy College in Quincy, IL. In the late 70's, he began his television career with KHQA in Quincy as a street reporter and later as anchor. During his tenure at KHQA, Doug Weathers from WTOC recruited Mike to join the WTOC family. Mike was a reporter and anchor for WTOC for 33 years. Mike won an Emmy for excellence in television for best news cast and an individual Emmy for best documentary and also received the Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He also received the St. Barbara Award from the United States Military for his news coverage of the military. The Georgia Department of Defense - Military Division also honored him with The Georgia Commendation Medal for military affairs, in particular, coverage of the 165th Airlift Wing. Mike was an avid photographer having recently exhibited his photographs in City Market. He hosted the Children's Miracle Network Telethon for many years where he shared, instructed and lectured other broadcasters to improve their production. Mike was a gentle and compassionate member of the Savannah and surrounding communities that was always ready to assist where ever he saw a need. His legacy will forever continue in Savannah as one that deeply loved his family and his television family. Surviving are his wife of nine years, Mariella S. Manhatton of Pooler; mother, Joan Allen Manhatton of Chicago, IL; sister, Janine Manhatton Sullivan and her husband, Patrick of Tinley Park, IL; cherished uncle to Patrick J. Sullivan and Paige E. Sullivan of Tinley Park, IL; step-daughters, Gabriella Victoria and Caroline Elizabeth Graham of Pooler Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with a Christian Wake Service at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Interment: The Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Remembrances: Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News March 13, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2014
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