Plaque memorializes Cardiac Rehab program supporter

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Mike Manahan, helps place the plaque memorializing his wife, Debbie, in the Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise area at Soldiers & Sailors. Assisting him are Cardiac Rehab nurses Barb Sorensen and Marlene Bergstresser.

A plaque, memorializing Deborah “Debbie” Manahan, has been placed in the Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise area at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Manahan, who died in March 2007, devoted extensive time to the “Cardiac Scramble”, a golf tournament fundraiser, which benefits the rehabilitation program at the hospital.

A community leader, she was a retired physical education teacher and golf coach at Penn Yan Academy, a championship golfer at Lakeside Country Club and active in numerous community organizations.

“Debbie was a remarkable person, and an important contributor to the success of the ‘Cardiac Scramble’. She had a lasting impact upon PYA students, golf team members and all who were privileged to have known her,” noted Harold Gray, Executive Director of Finger Lakes Health Foundation.