In Remembrance: Jedediah Mannis ’66, ’69LLB Died on September 9 2019

The Rev. Jedediah “Jed” Mannis passed away on September 9, 2019, after a long illness. An attorney for some 30 years after law school, he earned a divinity degree from Harvard in 2004 and was ordained in the United Church of Christ. He was cofounder of the Outdoor Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from which he served the homeless and destitute of Boston.

He is survived by his wife Joyce, children Jenny ’96 and Josh, and his brother, David ’69.  

A tribute is posted on the UCC Massachusetts Conference website.

4 remembrances

  • Stephen Witty
    Stephen Witty, 11:46pm October 23 2019 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    We were friends at Yale—I’m sadden to hear this news. My condolences to his family.

  • Susan Lowell
    Susan Lowell, 9:08pm October 31 2019 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    We did business in Carlisle where he developed land and sold house lots. My condolences to the Mannis family. Jed was a wonderful person and will be missed.

  • Warren Rothman
    Warren Rothman, 3:20pm November 13 2019 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Jed was one of the most brilliant people I knew at Yale, but also terrific fun, warm and witty always. What a superb life, and what an exmaple for all.

    Warren Henry Rothman, ‘65, ‘65, ‘70.

  • Richard Hart
    Richard Hart, 6:10pm January 08 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I was in Jed's class at Yale. I only knew him in passing, but somehow was well aware of what a special person he was. Later we had some good talks at the 45th Class Reunion. It was then that I realized what a big heart he had, and truly came to respect him.

    Dr. Richard Hart Class of 1966

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