Jerry Franklin 01/07/2017 02:06:43
From: Alameda, CA
Hope was a life force -- warm, loving, funny, caring, full of heart energy even given her wonderful mind. Her passing is a reminder of how temporary this life is, how empty it can feel when even one person moves on. My heart goes out to her immediate family, and to her vast, extended family of loved ones. Thanks to Hope, I will try to live my life with just a little bit of the grace, humor, and compassion she personified. That's the best way I can think of to honor her and keep her rare spirit alive. The world is a poorer place without Hope Manville in it. Jerry Franklin class of '76
Cindy Crane & Larry Smith 01/05/2017 21:14:51
From: Glenview, IL
Sending love and condolences to the Manvilles, Schulmans, and all the many people whose life Hope touched who are grieving as we are. Was friends and colleagues with Hope back in the 80s/90s and lost touch until Facebook reunited us the last few years. Like many, was grateful to bask in her wonderful humor and wit -- had someone to be silly with! Fun Brooklyn days with her, James, and friends Amy and Karen. So sorry for her struggles. Our great loss. Peace be with you, Hope.
Carol Moser 01/05/2017 02:52:34
From: New York
Hope and I used to work together many years ago. I remember shopping with her for a wedding dress in soho vintage stores at lunchtimes. She was very sweet and very talented. We lost touch over the years, but Jerry kept me in the loop on important events in her life. She will be missed.
Augé Reichenberg 01/05/2017 00:21:30
From: New York
Hope was the most funny, gracious, witty and courageous woman I have ever had the honor to know. I gave her one of her first jobs in advertising, yet within little time, she had won a Lion at Cannes for her heartfelt work for women living with breast cancer. Life dealt her some very difficult cards. One after the other. But Hope, never lost her optimism or her sense of humor. She is adored by a huge number of us with whom she worked at (McCann) MRM for many years. We have more than admiration for this brave lady — we have love. We lived for those long email banters between Hope and her then work partner, Maurice Grun. Those emails were hilarious. we all loved reading them and playing along with them too. So much fun. So mush love. Somehow...somehow... we have lost both Hope and Maurice. It should be impossible but it is not. Hope is too young to leave. Our world needs her wit and warmth. Our hearts go out to darling Gregory, whom we all knew as a baby' — one that brought endless joy and pride to her. We will miss Hope terribly. Our hearts are broken. Gregory, your mum was one in a million. We will never forget her. Never. ....With love, Augé Reichenberg.
Robert H Averack 01/04/2017 22:44:57
From: Delray Beach, FL
I am so terribly sorry that I cannot be there in person to bid a final adieu to my beautiful, brilliant and amazing friend, Hope. I loved her going back more than 40 years to our days together at Stuyvesant H.S., and I will miss her always. To Greg and all of Hope's loved ones, I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences. May G-d bless and keep her always, and may He bless all of you with peace and loving memories of her time on Earth. Shalom.
Bill Sablesak 01/04/2017 22:40:13
From: Hollywood, FL
RIP, Hope. Blue Skies & Tail Winds. Our prayers & thoughts are with you & your family. Bill Sablesak Stuy Class of 1976.
Jerry Coppa 01/04/2017 22:35:04
From: Spring Grove, PA
I went to Stuyvesant with Hope, worked with her on the Stage Squad and became friends, lost touch and thanks to Facebook got back in touch with her these last 5 years. I lost my wife in April or 2016 and Hope helped to ease my pain. She never let on that she was sick all the while giving friendly advice even getting stern when she needed to. I will truly miss her. I thank the Lord for putting her along my road even for a little while.