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Memory Eternal – Emanuel A. “Manny” Vomvolakis

December 22, 2021

LINDEN, MI – Emanuel A. ‘Manny’ Vomvolakis, Age 23, died in an airplane crash in Bedford, New Hampshire on December 10. A memorial service was held ay, December 17, 2021 at Sharp Funeral

Homes with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home and a reception followed at Tyrone Hills. Manny was born August 19, 1998 in Grand Blanc, MI the son of Anthony Vomvolakis and Cindy Frohriep and he was a 2016 graduate of Linden High School.

He loved living on the lake and earned his boater safety as soon as he was able. He loved boating and taking off on the jet ski any time he could. Manny spent his younger years playing hockey as a goalie. He loved the sport and the many teams and teammates he played with over the years.

Manny was an old soul and was very passionate about aviation and flying. He earned his Private Pilot license at age 17 and went on to become a commercial pilot after attending ATP Flight School in Mesa AZ. Manny flew for the pure love of flying and accomplished and experienced so much during his short time on this earth. He managed to fly many different types of aircraft and was lucky to travel all over the country and Canada.

His stories of his adventures were always entertaining and he would talk for as long as anyone would listen about all things aviation. He also was known for the big smile that he always had for everyone and everything. Especially if he was around an airplane. He will be greatly missed by his mother and step-father, Cindy and Jack Frohriep; father, Anthony Vomvolakis; half-sister, Paisley; grandparents, Robert and Della Poirier; his close aunt Chari and uncle Jeff Soja, Mitchell and Zachary. Manny was also blessed with a very large family including the extended Poirier family, the extended Frohriep family and the extended Vomvolakis family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Emmanuel and Mary Vomvolakis. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fly High Manny Memorial Fund which is being established in his honor to give scholarships to aspiring aviators at

www.cfgf.org/flyhighmanny.

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