Manny Margolis — the longtime Westporter known for his devotion to civil liberties and underdogs, who died August 17 at 85 — will be remembered this Saturday (October 8), at a pair of special events.
Manny’s memory will 1st be honored at the 11 a.m. peace vigil on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Post Road bridge downtown. He was a longtime participant, dating back to the Vietnam vigil days at the old Town Hall.
At 11:30 a.m., the group will walk from the bridge to the Westport Library’s McManus Room. There, anyone who wishes to can speak about Manny.
Margolis family friend Sonny Fox — the veteran TV personality — will run the event.
There will be plenty of memories — but no food. Saturday is Yom Kippur, a traditional Jewish fast day.
i’ll be there. manny was one of the greats.
Over my long lifetime, I never met anyone more dedicated than Manny to humane values and the common good. And you could count on his sense of humor even when things looked bleak. Roz and I always treasured our special friendship with Manny and Estelle.