Sad News

Gretchen Manzo, retired Northport High School Science Teacher, passed away. Gretchen is survived by her husband Paul, son Shane and his fiancé, her husband’s parents, and her brother’s and sisters.

In 2007 Gretchen began her second career, teaching Earth Science at Northport High School, after earning a M.A.T. in Earth Science from Stony Brook University. Her first career was as an environmental safety expert and business integration expert for several companies on Long Island, including Estée Lauder and Honeywell. An outdoor enthusiast, Gretchen enjoyed road and mountain biking, canoeing, backpacking and sailing. She was also a talented multi-instrument musician and hosted jam session at her home in Greenlawn.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Centerport United Methodist Church, 97 Little Neck Rd, Centerport. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Swans Island Educational Society would be appreciated:

R-UTN members with memories of Gretchen they wish to share can email [email protected]. Please write Website Memories as the subject, keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.