July 27, 1934 ~ July 27, 2020

Born in: Berlin, Germany
Resided in: Saint James, New York

Beloved Husband of Gisela.
Loving Father of Mark (Robyn) Grindel.
Adored Opa of Patrick & Benjamin.

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Alheimer’s Foundation of America
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Visitation: August 1, 2020 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

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  1. candleA wonderful gentle soul. Always had a smile. We will miss him terribly. May God hold you in his arms.

  2. candleWe have lost a very kind soul in our community. We personally will remember his generous spirit. He was a genius when it came to “fixing” things for us, not as good at Bocce, but he was such a good sport! I will miss not being able to supply him with wine corks for his creative projects and going to dinners with him and Gisela, most especially “our” Thai restaurant. He loved it so. We will miss our friend and neighbor. Rest in peace Manny.

  3. How fortunate we are to have Manfred as a friend His dry wit and the friend ship of his wife Gisela are memories that will always bring a smile to our face.Rest in Peace my friend and thank you for your friendship

  4. We shared some nice times together. We will miss him. He was a gracious man who was a role model for others. Our sympathies to Gisela and family. Love, Liz and Erich

  5. Manfred was a great person, who inspired me and to whom I always looked up to.
    He was a successfull entrepreneur, yet stayed a warm and down to earth person.
    I still remember staying at the Grindels home during my school holidays and working in the company.
    That was a long, long ago. So many good memories!
    I will miss my “Uncle Manfred”
    I would like to express my condolences to the Grindels family, also on behalf of the entire Müller family.
    We whish you strength, comfort and love for the time to come.

    Dirk Mischkowski & Brigitte Müller

  6. Im Herzen tief traurig. Ein toller Mensch ist nicht mehr.Manfed hat in seinem Leben eine aufregende Zeit gehabt.Mit Unterstützung seiner Frau hat er großes geschafft. Ihr Glück war auch die Geburt des Sohnes Mark.Und dann das Glück der Enkelkinder.
    Ich bin unendlich traurig meinen lieben Cousin Manfred nicht mehr umarmen zu können.
    Die liebevolle Erinnerungen bleiben.
    Deine Cousine Sieglinde

  7. Je n*ai pas connu beaucoup Manfred mais dans ces courts moments j’ai beaucoup apprécié Manfred c’était un homme très agréable
    Sincères condoléances à toute la famille

  8. candleLiebe Gisela,
    Lieber Mark,

    dir traurige Nachricht hat auch uns in München erreicht. Gedanklich sind wir bei euch. Wir wünschen euch viel Kraft für die nächsten Wochen und Monate.
    Manfred war ein sehr feiner Mensch!

    Ich schließe mit den Worten von Ernest Hemingway: “Keiner, der geliebt wird, ist jemals tot!”
    Treffender hätte ich es nicht ausdrücken können …

    Bleibt gesund!
    Anne Stephanie & Sven

  9. In der Zeit der Stille gibt es einen Augenblick, der uns Trost gibt:
    Die guten Erinnerungen an einen humorigen und liebevollen Menschen.

    Edeltraud & Jochen

  10. A lovable and always friendly person has left us. We are infinitely sad. We remember the beautiful journeys that we had made together. Be it on a cruise through the Emirates, the tour through Spain and also the appointment in Las Vegas. The many social gatherings and visits, wherever in the world. These will be remembered forever. We will miss Manfred very much.
    Our deepest sympathy goes to Gisela and Mark with family.
    Heinz-Dieter and Annette

  11. We met on a soccer field in the mid 70’s, Manny was the coach with Gisela at his side, our sons on the field. That is how it started, this friendship of over 40 years. It was not long before we were visiting around their dining room table, talking of our mutual love for the outdoors and of family, heritage and world events. We went skiing, pheasant hunting, and of course fishing, but the relationship was more special than that because he was special. We were and still are in awe of what he accomplished in his life but more importantly of his welcoming way, his true concern for his friends, his willingness to help in any way he could. We would share our high times and low, tell stories and laugh – laugh a lot. We are so much richer for having known Manny and Gisela and will miss him terribly.
    Our sincere condolences to Gisela, Mark and Family. Rest well Manny.
    Tom & Sue McCoy

  12. Dear Gisela, Bobin, Mark, Patrick and Benjamin,

    Manfred is now relieved he went home.
    That means to accept the pain of parting, to bear the grief because you know what I am talking about.
    A wise person made the following statement:
    Trauern ist wie ein grosser Felsbrocken. Wegrollen kann man ihn nicht.
    Zuerst versucht man nicht daran zu ersticken, dann hackt man ihnStueck fuer Stuek kleiner.
    Dem letzten Brocken schleift die Zeit seine Kanten rund, dann steckt man ihn ein und traegt ihn ein Leben lang mit sich.

    Life is limited we all know that but nevertheless death is touching us deep inside our hard.
    I am with you in your mourning.
    I say god bay to my cousin Manfred

  13. Our deepest condolences to the Grindel family.
    May you be comforted knowing that your loved one is now in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

  14. Our deepest condolences to Gisela, Mark and family. He was a good man and a dear friend.
    Waltraut Rossberg and family.

  15. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Onkel Manfred. He was a warm, intelligent, energetic, and generous friend. He helped out family more than we could ever repay.

    Our sympathies to Tante Gisela, Mark and family.

    With love, The Laumann family.

  16. Wir wünschen dir eine gute Reise auf deinem letzten Weg! Wir werden dich in guter Erinnerung behalten!
    Liebe Gisela und lieber Mark mit Familie, wir wünschen euch, dass die Zeit der Trauer schnell vergeht und die Zeit der dankbaren Erinnerung immer bleibt!

  17. candleDad, Mom and myself send our deepest condolences for your loss. We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Best wishes!!!

  18. candleSo sorry Giselle and family to hear of Manfred’s passing. I worked for the company so many years ago with Adele, Kathy, Peggy, Hans the foreman, and so many others. Manfred was an individual with amazing qualities, never to be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace.🙏🏼

  19. Gisela and Mark, I am so sorry to hear of Manfred’s passing. My deepest sympathies for your loss. My husband Chris worked at Continental Optical so many years ago. I have fond memories of your family’s generosity when we first moved to New York. Not many bosses would take in a newly hired employee to help them get on their feet! May God rest his soul.

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