Stephen Manley, Jr.
Stephen Manley, Jr.

Obituary of Stephen Daniel Manley, Jr.

Stephen D. Manley, Jr., (also known as Poppy to his friends and family) 76, of Greeley, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2023 in Greeley. He was born March 23, 1947 to Stephen D. Manley Sr., and Dorothy (Carrigan) Manley in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Kennett Square High School in Kennett Square, PA. After he graduated high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in The Vietnam War between 1967 & 1971. He was extremely proud of his service to his country and considered it to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Steve was honorably discharged from the Army on May 1, 1971. He then moved his family to Fulton, NY and began working for Nestle Foods. He retired as a Production Supervisor from Nestle in Fulton in 2002. He was also a proud lifetime member of the Pathfinder Gun Club in Fulton, NY. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Ontario, hunting, photography, competitive trap and skeet shooting, Nascar races, and was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. After Steve retired, he moved back to Pennsylvania where he proudly resided in the family mountain home that was lovingly referred to as the Refuge. He was a member of the Shippensburg Fish and Game Association where he continued his love for competitive trap and skeet shooting. He was passionate about cooking for his family and friends as well as sharing his recipes. He loved to bake bread and make homemade pizza and pasta the most.

Steve had a personality that was larger than life. No matter where he went, he made a friend. He was quite the character with a great sense of humor and always had a story to tell. He was full of funny expressions and sayings which were later termed as Poppy-isms. In 2021 Steve made one more move to Northern Colorado to be closer to his daughter, son in law and grandchildren. Family meant everything to him.

Steve is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Hooper and husband Brent of Greeley; his grandchildren, Chelsea Hedger and husband Joseph of Greeley, Brandon Hooper and wife Kelsie of Greeley and Andrew Hooper and fiancé Kaci of Greeley; one great-granddaughter, Addison Hedger and expecting his second great-grandchild; as well as his sister, Charlene Fink of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his

parents, sister, Saundra Manley and brother-in-law, Warren Fink.


No services are scheduled at this time. 

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