Obituary of Manny Weizman
Manny Weizman (Manys Wajcman)
March 25, 1926-May 22, 2019
Manny Weizman, husband of Marcia Slutz Weizman and father of Hal M. Weizman and Bonnie S. Weizman, passed away on May 22, 2019.
Born in the small village of Pionki, Poland, in 1926, Manny was the youngest of four children and was just 13 years old when his family was transferred to a forced labor camp. From 1939 to 1945, he experienced the horrors of the Holocaust in several forced labor and concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Liberated from Buchenwald in 1945, Manny reunited with his mother and siblings after the war and came to the United States in 1949. They settled together on the west side of Denver. Just a year later, Manny was drafted into the U.S. military and served in active duty in the Korean War from 1950-1952. He continued to serve in the reserves until his honorable discharge in 1957.
On August 17, 1957, Manny married Marcia Slutz in New York, and they returned to Denver in 1961. They had two children, Hal and Bonnie Weizman.
Manny started and ran Continental Construction, Inc., building dozens of large-scale commercial projects around the Denver-metro area, including nursing homes, a car dealership and an apartment building. An avid soccer player and huge sports fan, Manny was one of the first adopted Denverites to acquire Bronco season tickets, and he remained a lifelong Bronco fan. He and Marcia and their children loved to attend or watch the games on TV, and their home and cars were bedecked with Bronco paraphernalia.
Manny will be remembered for his gregarious and warm personality and his love of family. He was kind and generous with his time and his skills. He is survived by his wife Marcia, son Hal, daughter Bonnie and large extended family that include many generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Herschel and Rivkah Weizman, brother Max Weizman, sisters Helen Fireman and Judy Berneman, and brothers-in-law Abe Berneman and Sam Fireman.
Contributions can be made in Manny’s honor to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery.