Welcome to the
memorial page for
Manuel McCaskill Jr.
September 24, 1952
~June 30, 2023
Manuel McCaskill, Jr. age 70 was born on September 24, 1952. He passed away on June 30, 2023 and is now in eternal peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was in divine fellowship with his family and friends at his bedside.
Manuel, which means “God with Us” the third child of Manuel, Sr. and Georgia Newman McCaskill of Long Branch, NJ. where “Boopie”, as he was affectionately known by family and friends was born and raised. An adventurous and funny spirit, Boopie enjoyed his life growing up on Lippincott Avenue where he ran sprint races in the summers, played baseball, flag football, made go-carts, and fixed our bicycles’ flat tires in the yard with his friends and siblings.
In Elementary School he learned to play the trumpet and developed a love for music. Once in High School, he was a member of the Long Branch track and field team. He graduated from Long Branch Senior High School class of 1970. After graduating Manuel was employed at the Asbury Park Press for several years.
Boopie was an avid lover of Blues and Jazz, and over the years acquired an extensive collection of albums and compact discs and would even be the DJ for family and community gatherings.
Manuel retired from his position as Housekeeping Manager at the Summit Hotel in 2019. He was a valued employee and recognized as employee of the month during his tenure in the position. Still not quite ready to retire, he embarked on a new career as a part-time Crossing Guard for Millburn Public Schools.
He loved, nurtured, and supported his children, grandchildren, parents and siblings.
He was predeceased by his parents Georgia Newman McCaskill, and Manuel McCaskill, Sr. both originally from Angelus, South Carolina.
He leaves behind his children Shaneal Jones of Asbury Park, and Kalie Jones of Brooklyn, NY; three grandchildren Quincy, Qua’Zhaun and Un’Nahti of Asbury Park; siblings James N. McCaskill (Jan) of Eatontown, Barbara J. Wall (Charles) of South River, Robin Martin of Delran and Eric McCaskill, Sr. (Ivette) of Ocean Township; his longtime partner, and caregiver Brenda Hartman of Union, NJ; as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, Aunt Etta Newman of Georgia and a host of caring friends and co-workers.
**In lieu of flowers please make a donation in the name of Manuel McCaskill, Jr., to the American Cancer Society.