Constance Curtiss Manuel, known to her many friends at the CIPC as Connie, died in June at the age of 96. She was a sixth generation Clevelander, descended from the earliest settlers of our nation. Mrs. Manuel attended Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Simmons College in Boston, and Western Reserve Medical School. She completed her residency and internship at University Hospitals in Cleveland, specializing in endocrinology and internal medicine. She taught at Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, and served for many years on the boards of several local hospitals.
In 1960, she married Richard A. Manuel, and the two enjoyed a lifetime of happiness together. They shared a love of travel and music, joining in support and leadership of the Cleveland International Piano Competition for many years. They endowed the CIPC’s third prize cash award and have provided significant support for the Knowlton Second Prize. Mr. Manuel, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 97, served on the board of directors and Mrs. Manuel was named an honorary director.
All of us at the CIPC remember them both with great fondness and are deeply grateful for their years of support. They will be missed.