Mani P. JosephJune 9, 1940 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 77)
Mani P. Joseph, 77 of New Carrollton MD, passed away in Bowie MD on Sunday August 6th 2017.
He was born in 1940 to Joseph Mani and Annamma (Mathan) Joseph in Kerala India
He retired as a Cab Driver. He enjoyed Swimming, Basketball, Dancing, Telling Jokes and Gardening
He is survived by two sons, Sal and wife Govini; Joseph and wife Dency and a daughter Shiney. Three grandchildren, Rahel, Rayhanna and Roshan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Kathreenamma Mani in 2012.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home P.A. 313 Talbott Ave. Laurel MD.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday August 12, 2017 at the Church of the Resurrection, Burtonsville, MD
Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Burtonsville, MD.
A Tribute to Mani
Mr. Mani P. Joseph was born on June 9, 1940, in Ettumanoor, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He was the first of eight children born to Joseph Mani and Annamma Joseph. Mani graduated from St. Joseph High School, Punnathura where he was often recognized for his outstanding athleticism. He excelled in track (200, 400 and 1500 meter races), long jump, high jump, basketball, and swimming. In 1957, he became the district champion swimmer and was awarded a trophy from the Prime Minister of India. In 1958, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the Central Reserve Police Force of India. On February 26, 1970, Mani married Kathreenamma John and they shared 42 wonderful years of marriage. In 1971, he served in the Pakistan war. By March of 1974, he immigrated to the United States to be with Kathreenama and their firstborn son Saji, while she was working as a nurse in New York. He worked at the renowned World Trade Center until 1981, when the family relocated to New Carrollton, Maryland. Mani was self-employed for the next 30 years, retiring in 2011 after many years of dedicated and outstanding service. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, sports, and spending time with family and friends. He was a devout Catholic and led an inspirational and spiritual life. He is survived by his three children Saji, Sal, and Shiney Mani and three grandchildren Rahel, Rayhanna, and Roshan. Mani Joseph was a loving husband and father who left an impression on everyone he met. He will always be remembered for his selflessness, generosity to others, and vivacious and caring spirit.