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Obituary: Emanuel "Manny" LoGiudice

The beloved barber kept customers smiling for more than 30 years at Commack Corners.

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.

Jim Manikas February 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM
A Commack legend....RIP Manny
Michele March February 13, 2013 at 01:16 PM
A very nice and kind neighbor. RIP
AstiGirl February 13, 2013 at 03:56 PM
RIP Manny. He was one of the first people to make me and my boys feel welcome when we moved to Commack. We will miss his smile and friendly greeting at the barber shop. Our condolences to his family.
Paula Anne February 13, 2013 at 04:32 PM
RIP Manny. My kids are going to miss you. You treated them like they were your own grandchildren. Our prayers are with his family.
pbug56 February 13, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Manny was a wonderful guy, one of the people who made everyone feel welcome, and like they belonged in Commack. Each time I went there in recent years I'd worry that he wouldn't be coming back, and always felt great when I'd go inside and see him. He will be greatly missed by us and our community.
pbug56 February 15, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Does anyone know who is now running the shop, or who owns it? We miss Manny, and we hope his shop stays open for a long time to come!
ChrissyB February 21, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Manny definitely loved his customers and the barbershop! His family will continue living his legacy at the barbershop where he enjoyed providing his service to the community. The barbershop will be forever owned by his wife and grandkid. Family treatment guaranteed!
pbug56 February 22, 2013 at 06:01 AM
Chrissy - I'll still be coming. Maybe they'll put up his picture - and his white coat!
Mikey February 28, 2013 at 09:46 PM
I've been going here since I was 14, RIP Manny. He always remembered me even if I hadn't stop by for months. I just stopped by today and saw the roses and his picture on the door. You'll be missed Manny.

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