Emanuel "Manny" LoGiudice, a beloved barber and member of the Commack community for more than 30 years, died Feb. 7 at the age of 79 of a heart condition, according to an obituary in Newsday.
For a good, old-fashioned barber shop cut, LoGiudice was the one to see. His shop is chock-full of sports memorabilia and photos from his home town of Sicily. His customers said that the barber was a great family man, always keeping lollipops in the shop for his smallest clients.
Those who knew him, said he was best known for his kind spirit and his committment to his family and customers.
"He watched my kids grow up...We lost a part of our family...he will be missed by the Lupo family," Nancy Goodman Lupo said about LoGiudice, on Commack Patch's Facebook page.
Brian Palmer also expressed his condolences. "So sorry to hear this. Manny was a great guy. Always said hello when you saw him. Always a smile. Commack Corners shopping center won't be the same without him. RIP," he commented.
"RIP Manny, you were not just my barber for most of my life.....you were a great friend. I will miss you, as will my entire family. You were a great man and I admired you as a person and as a businessman. Commack will never be the same without you," Scott Sandler added.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., at Christ the King Church.