Dennis Jay Manuel

October 5, 1964 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 56)


Dennis Jay Manuel was born on October 5, 1964 to the late Rosa (Farrar) Manuel and James W. Manuel, Jr. at St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark, NJ.  Dennis was educated in the East Orange Public School system, graduating in 1982.


Upon graduation, Dennis joined the Marines from 1982-1986.


On November 8, 2014 Dennis married Samantha Johnson.  The two created a loving, blended family Salimah, Shakil, (Zoe, Zaada, Shakil Jr), Shante (Shymir) , and Sereta (Al’Tamar) Johnson .  Their family home was the place for family and friends to gather for parties and BBQ’s,


Dennis was employed by Union Beverage in Hillside, NJ.  His coworkers were very fond of him and respected his work ethic.


Dennis will be remembered for his sense of humor.  It was a pleasure to be around him. Dennis loved to BBQ and watch sports.  Following in the footsteps of his father, Jimmie, Dennis was a NY Giants fan.  He had countless hats, shirts and memorabilia that showed his love for the NY Giants.


Dennis leaves to cherish precious memories,  his wife Samantha, his Uncle Kevin (Jackie), Children: Tiffany, Isaiah ( Keyva) Brandon, and Carlos, his Step-mom Cassandra Manuel, 2 step-sisters, Kimberly Banks, Cassandra Michele (Andrew). 4 step-children Salimah, Shakil, Shante & Sereta Johnson.  22 grandkids and a host of relatives and friends.


Lovingly submitted,

The Family

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