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November 9, 1931 - October 29, 2020
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Patrick J. Manley, Jr., age 88, a longtime Dunmore resident and most recently of The Pines Senior Living in Clarks Summit, passed away Thursday morning at Geisinger C.M.C. in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Lillian (Dzak) Manley. Married on September 25, 1965, the couple recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Born in Scranton on November 9, 1931, and son of the late Patrick, Sr. and Agnes (Crolly) Manley, Patrick was a graduate of the former St. Paul’s High School, Class of 1949. After receiving his Bachelors of Science from the University of Scranton, he then earned a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where he would graduate with his Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
He proudly served his country for two years in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in both France and Germany as a part of the Army Audit Agency prior to his honorable discharge from service. He then returned to Philadelphia to begin a business career with the Budd Company in the cadet executive training finance program. After a few years, he returned home to Scranton where he took a position as director of data processing/systems in a newly established firm, Capital Records Distribution Corp., an affiliate of Capital Records of Hollywood.
After Capital Records he then served as manager of the computer systems department for the International Salt Company. At this time he also met and fell in love with his lifetime love, Lillian. They would go on to raise four Chinese godchildren, Shing Fan Chan, Shing King Chan, Amy Chan and Michael Chan. This was the happiest time of their lives, watching them grow up while helping to raise them.
Patrick continued his career as the director of the business school and manager of the computer science institute of the International Correspondance School (ICS). He was always proud of being part of the first private school to offer regionally accredited degrees in Pennsylvania.
After ICS, he then accepted a faculty position with Marywood University, creating a B.S. program for adult students.
Prior to his own retirement, Patrick began his own external continuing education program in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation. Upon retirement, he would help Lillian by returning to assist in her business, Manley’s Corner Store, a longtime staple in the West Scranton community.
Patrick and his wife were founders of the Catholic Adult Club. A devoted Roman Catholic, Patrick was a member of St. Lucy’s Church in West Scranton. Well-known and respected throughout the city, Patrick was a good man who will never be forgotten.
Along with the Chan family, he is survived by a sister, Kathy Parent of Ocean City, MD; and many dear nieces and nephews, including Tom, Terry, Chris, Robert and Tim Osborne, Cathy Harrington, Aggie Holland, Patricia Hannon, Jane Osborne, Patrick, William and Mark Williams.
A sister, Ann Osborne; and a niece, Nancy Eimers, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to extends its gratitude to the entire staff of The Pines Senior Living along with the I.C.U. staff of Geisinger C.M.C., especially Emily, for their collective care and compassion.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday at 9:30AM at St. Lucy’s Church, 949 Scranton Street in West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Sam J. Ferretti, Pastor. Burial will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow with military honors provided by the AMVETS Honor Guard.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Saturday from 9:00am until Mass in the Church. Those wishing to attend the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patrick’s name to St. Lucy’s Parish c/o 949 Scranton St, Scranton, PA 18504
Arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.