Steven “Steve” Mannix, age 62, of Rego Park, New York, passed away unexpectedly on June 18 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at Glascott Funeral Home on Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Glascott will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Steve was born in Manhattan to Frank and Frieda Mannix on Oct. 30, 1957. He grew up in Inwood, Manhattan and loved his neighborhood. He went to high school in New York City and upon graduation moved to the Adirondack region. He went on to earn his Associates degree from North Country Community College. Steve worked many years as a disc jockey in Lake Placid as well as Burlington, Vermont, and Juneau, Alaska. He enjoyed music and loved to play guitar. You would find him rocking out to his favorite band, The Rolling Stones on any given day. Steve also spent years splitting his time in between his DJ job and working as a fisherman in Alaska. He loved nature and the beauty of the great outdoors. For over a decade Steve would drive the Alcan Highway and take his time enjoying the scenery.
Steve had many hobbies and interests. He was a huge New York Yankees fan and an avid Columbia University football fan. Some of Steve’s fondest memories are of going to Baker Field with his dad to watch a Columbia game. Steve was an active outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, Nordic and downhill skiing, but his greatest love was the sport of luge. He was an accomplished luger and raced in national and international competitions. He also spent years as a coach offering assistance to new sliders, some of whom went on to compete at the Olympic level. Steve had many incredible stories to share including his experiences at several Olympic Games.
Steve is survived by his sister Lisa Mannix of Rego Park, and his beloved nephew, Christopher Prosser, also of Rego Park. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Mannix and his mother Frieda Mannix.
Steve was an amazing person full of life and stories of his adventures. Truly fearless in all he attempted to do, he created many opportunities that most people only dream about. He will be greatly missed but will live on in our memories and our hearts.