Peter Francis Mannion

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Peter Francis Mannion January 9, 1918 - April 12, 2003 Peter F. Mannion a loving father and grandfather passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2003, of natural causes in his home in Torrance. Born to Irish immigrant parents in New Jersey, he served as a Lt. Commander of the United States Navy during WWII. He began his career as a dedicated educator with the Wiseburn School District in 1949 at Sepulveda School. In 1966 he became principal at Richard Henry Dana where he remained until his retirement 29 years later in June 1979. Peter was preceded in death by his wife Ethel (Turner) Mannion and his son Michael Scott Mannion. He is survived by his daughter Cyndi (Mannion) Williams, her husband Dennis Williams, and his three beloved grandsons, Zach, Jake, and Josh Williams who meant the world to him and gave him new life in his last years. There will be a graveside service at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2003, at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 182nd Street, Redondo Beach.

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  1. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the whole family. Forty-four years ago I was a 22 year old teacher at Sepulveda School. Pete took me under his wing and, with his expertise, guided me through the trials and tribulations of my first years as a teacher. I will never forget his great sense of humor. I remember him fondly.

  2. Mr. Mannion was the one principle in all my years of school that made school mean something! He was a great man and a constant giver! Cyndi – Not sure you remember, I worked with you at the City of Hawthorne P&R. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Jeff Sutton

  3. I was a first year teacher in 1963 at Sepulveda School. Pete Mannion was my principal and I respected his guidance, wisdom, and humor. He was a marvelous Principal and a good friend. I still miss his smile.

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