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Manuel Gorriaran

(1938-2012) ~ Inducted 1975

Manuel Gorriaran, 1938-2012, was a sportsman, philanthropist, industrialist, and a Pan-American-World Olympic Wrestling Team manager. He was a member of the Helms Hall of Fame, won the International Amateur Wrestling Federation's highest award and was Chairman of People to People Rhode Island.

ce President, President and then Chairman of Hook-Fast Specialties, Inc., a family-owned jewelry manufacturing company based in Providence. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?pid=157205220#sthash.iEdGdBDh.dpuf

 

Better known as Manny, he was a star athlete winning multiple state championships in Wrestling, Bowling and Tennis. He also won several championships in tennis and golf during his adult life. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?pid=157205220#sthash.iEdGdBDh.dpufHe was also a true community leader, serving as a President of the RI Heritage Hall of Fame from 1991 through 2000 and one of the initial partners of the proposed Heritage Harbor Museum.He was inducted as a member of the Helms Hall of Fame, the International Ameteur Wrestling Federation's highest award.


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