Candlelight vigil tonight to remember Kyle Manning

2005 Amador Valley High grad died in his sleep Sunday

Family and friends are holding a candlelight vigil tonight, a wake Friday and a funeral Saturday to celebrate the life of Pleasanton resident Kyle Manning, 23, who died unexpectedly Sunday in his sleep.

The candlelight vigil will take place at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the grotto at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Ave. Friends are asked to bring candles and lighters. Dress is casual but everyone is asked to wear red in honor of his college, Arizona State, and the 49ers.

People can bring photos for a display board or messages on index cards. The floor will be open to speeches, limited to one or two minutes.

Kyle Manning was born April 12, 1987. He graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2005 and from Arizona State in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in business. He recently moved to Sacramento where he was employed as an Associate Application Consultant.

He was known for his knowledge and expertise with computer technology. His family and friends knew him as "The Professor." He was known by his family as its "Love Bug," always having a smile, hugs and kisses for the girls, and a smile, handshake and hug for his buddies.

He is survived by his parents Stephen and Mary Ann; siblings Kristie, Karie and Ryan; his grandmother Midge; and uncles, aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his friend, Allison Bertea.

Besides the vigil tonight, a gathering will be held for friends and family to share their memories and thoughts from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St. in Pleasanton. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Dr. in Pleasanton.

Donations may be made to the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Sleep with peace baby boy. The angels have you now...I pray that your family will eventually have some comfort...God Bless The Family...

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Posted by
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm

at a elementary school graduation, the honorary little graduate spoke, he told his fellow classmates that we have put our legacy somehow somewhere these past five years and i thought about you because even though you left us early, you engraved and touched people with just your presence. In a way i understand why God would want you back. you were truly God's gift to us.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:37 am

Rest In Peace.

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Posted by aaaaaaaaaaa
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

I love you bro and I know you will be watching over me for the rest of my life!

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Posted by Debbie
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm


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Posted by Haley
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

imiss u kyky my big cous although i never really got to say goodbye you will always be in my heart ^-^ everyone misses you wish you could have been here to see karebears wedding its not the same without you i hope heavens treatin you right it almost feels like your still here like you never left but even though you have we still all love and miss you

Sent from Georgia With Love
Haley :)))

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