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Born to Albert & Eva Mannke in Boston, Mass. on November 9, 1923 he also resided in Riverside, Calif. and most recently in Springtown, with his wife Sylvia Mannke. Albert joined the Navy at the age of 17 at the beginning of World War II and spent the majority of the war patrolling in the North Atlantic –Greenland and Iceland- assigned to convoy patrol and escort duty while onboard the Sub Chaser SC 1293. After the war he re-enlisted in the Navy for what was to be a 20 year career where he also saw action in the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the early phase of the Vietnam War. During his career he served on several Battleships, Destroyers and Air Craft Carriers and also participated in several of the early NASA astronaut recoveries at sea. After his retirement from the U.S. Navy, he was employed by the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Mass., where he held the position of line supervisor for 16 years and then by the City of Anaheim providing security services for the Anaheim Convention Center. He was a very active member of several American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts. Albert was an avid golfer and never passed up an opportunity to get in as many as 2 to 3 rounds a week even in his later years of life. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Christine Mannke; brothers, George, Lawrence, Harold, and Joseph; sister, Barbara; grandchild, Chanel Flynn. In addition to his wife, Sylvia, he is survived by sons, Walter Mannke of Methuen Mass., and Glenn Mannke and wife, Margaret of Weymouth, MA.; daughter, Donna Flynn and husband, Paul of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; step-children, Sheryl Martin, Sharlotte Farley and Sondra Trojan all of Texas; sole surviving sister, Jean Taylor of Mass.; Albert also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.