It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our
Classmate, Manny Scivoletto, on 26 December 2021, in Reno, NV.
Manny is survived by his wife Kay; their sons, Kris and his wife, Emily, and
John and his wife, Claire; and their grandchildren Nicholas, Morgan, and Mattie.
Manny’s remains were cremated and will be interred in Nevada at a later time.
Condolences may be sent to Kay at 5735 Lone Horse Drive, Reno, NV 89502-9001.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Manny’s memory may be sent to Veterans Guest
House, 880 Locust Street, Reno NV 89502.
Well done, Manny. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\C-2 Manny Scivoletto.pdf
I am saddened to learn that Manny Scivoletto has
I remember him only as a Cadet, during our 2 years together. I was a Plebe in a
neighboring Company -- and he was 2 years my senior -- but somehow we met and
became friends. Manny once said that he "recognized" me because I was one of the
few Cadets who could pronounce his surname correctly. I must credit my 4 years
of high school Latin for that achievement.
Manny had a great sense of humor, an engaging smile, and an air of optimism
around him. He never failed to greet me with a smile, each time our paths
crossed. He showed genuine concern about my performance in Plebe Year academics
and was pleased to learn that I was o n the "Dean's List".
We said our goodbyes when Manny graduated -- and our paths never crossed again.
He served his country, while I served mine -- in our full military careers.
Well done, Manny! Be thou at peace!
And now, my final salute to a nice guy, a good friend and a fellow soldier...
Brigadier General Ramon M. Ong (Retired)
Armed Forces of the Philippines
Assembly/Taps Memorial Article:
EMMANUEL J. SCIVOLETTO 1961
Cullum No. 23701-1961 | December
26, 2021 | Died in Reno,
Emmanuel John “Manny” Scivoletto was born February 17, 1938 in Peekskill, NY to
John J. Scivoletto and Concetta Scivoletto. Thirteen years later his twin
sisters, Virginia and Louisa, were born. He received his high school diploma
from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY, where he excelled
in academics and athletics, lettering in football and baseball. On his 17th
birthday he enlisted in the New York Army National Guard.
Following high school graduation, he spent a year studying at St. Lawrence
University in Canton, NY. He was appointed to the United States Military
Academy in 1957 and began his West Point career that year. Friends and
family members heard Manny express over the years that, although there were
many ups and downs during his time as a cadet and, at times, he was
concerned that his journey would end prematurely or be side-tracked, he was
always sustained and pushed to continue on by someone in his family, a
friend, a fellow classmate, or a teammate on the varsity Baseball Team.
Upon graduation from USMA in 1961 he was commissioned as an officer in the
United States Air Force. His initial duty assignment was as a missile combat
crew member in the Atlas “F” missile program at Dyess Air Force Base in
Abilene, TX. Following the deactivation of the Atlas “F” program in 1965, he
went to Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA to attend navigator
training. Upon completion of training, he was assigned as a B-52D navigator
to the 306th Bombardment Wing at McCoy Air Force Base, FL. He served in this
unit until 1971 and was deployed during the Vietnam War to combat bases in
Guam and Okinawa.
In 1971 he was posted to Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell Air
Force Base in Montgomery, AL. While at ACSC he also attended Auburn
University, where he was awarded his MBA. Upon the completion of his
academic work in Alabama, he was assigned in November 1972 to the 16th
Special Operations Squadron at Ubon Airbase, Thailand as an infra-red sensor
operator on an AC-130 A/H gunship. In addition, he served as the XO and
deputy commander of operations, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Following this tour of duty in Southeast Asia he was assigned in 1973 as an
inspector for the Effectiveness Branch and Operations Branch in the Air
Force Inspection and Safety Center at Norton Air Force Base in San
Bernardino, CA. In February 1975 he was selected as plans and programs
officer in the Directorate of Programs at the center.
In 1977 he was assigned to the 22nd Bombardment Wing at March Air Force Base
in Riverside, CA as a B-52D radar navigator. After a year of crew duty, he
became chief of the Mission Development Section and then chief of the
Mission Development Branch until July 1980. After completing the Air War
College, he returned to March Air Force Base in 1981 and was assigned as
director, Operations Plans at Headquarters, Fifteenth Air Force. In June
1984 he became the detachment commander, AFROTC Detachment 365, and
professor of aerospace studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in Cambridge, MA. His final assignment before retiring from the Air Force in
1989 was three years assigned to the 2nd Air Division at Eaker Air Force
The decorations and awards he received for his military service include the
Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service
Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with 13 oak leaf clusters, Air
Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with eight service stars,
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm, and the Republic of
Vietnam Campaign medal.
Upon retirement he moved to Reno, NV, where he derived much satisfaction
from volunteer work. He volunteered with the State of Nevada Veterans
Services Offices, the Veterans Administration, the University of Nevada,
Reno Indoor Track program, Reno Air Races, Hot August Nights (a classic car
event) and the U.S. Postal Service.
Colonel Scivoletto was married for 54 years to the former Kay Stechman of
Sacramento, CA. They have two sons, Kristopher, and John, and three
grandchildren: two boys, Nicholas and Morgan, and one girl, Mattie.
He was a steadfast and lifelong lover and supporter of the New York Yankees.
His family is firmly convinced that he is now joyously patrolling
centerfield in the old Yankee Stadium with Joe DiMaggio.
(wife) and Kristopher (son) Scivoletto