Jim Manley of Cranbury, N.J., beloved husband, father "Da" and grandfather "Papa," passed away peacefully at home Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Catherine Ann Brennan; daughter, Mia Manley Lindberg and her husband, Keith Lindberg; daughter, Kate Manley Sekely; daughter, Angie Manley; and his loving grandchildren, Katie, Bridget, James, Jude, Jackson, Abigail, Olivia and Aidan.
In 1933, in Pittston, Jim was born to Irish immigrants, James A. and Mary Kilgallon Manley. After Jim's father was tragically killed in a coal mining accident, Jim and his younger brother, Jack, were raised by their mother.
After an outstanding high school experience at St. Johns, Jim was awarded an academic-athletic scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he played varsity football and baseball, was a member of the Penn Players Dramatic Club, the Newman Club, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and a member of the Sphinx Senior Honor Society. In 1955, Jim graduated from Penn's Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and industrial relations.
Following graduation, Jim entered the U.S. Marine Corps, stayed active in the reserves and retired as a full colonel in 1985 with 33 years of active and reserve service.
Jim joined IBM in the summer of 1961, after working as a coach at the high school and college level. He joined IBM's sales force in Philadelphia. In 1967, Jim became marketing manager in the New York financial office. During this time, Jim furthered his education by attending the New York Institute of Finance. Jim joined the AG Becker funds evaluation system in 1970, and three years later, was named AG Becker's national coordinator of Taft/Hartley programs. He also served as the public pension funds coordinator for the East Coast.
In 1976, Jim joined Lehman Management Co. in New York City. As part of an investment management team, he helped build the asset base with union and public funds to $12 billion. Jim, part of Cashman, Farrell and Associates in Philadelphia, structured the strategic alliance with ULLICO to form Trust Fund Advisors in 1990. January 1991 saw Jim joining Miller, Anderson, and Sherrerd to direct their efforts in the union and public funds marketplace. In 1996, Morgan Stanley acquired MAS and Jim relocated to New York City. He resigned from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in January 2000.
With his 30 years of experience serving union and public funds, Jim established Manley Lindberg Associates, a third-party marketing firm, located in Cranbury, N.J. Always industrious, Jim was a co-founder of 3D Asset Management Inc., formed in 2005, an investment advisory firm located in East Hartford, Conn.
Jim was involved in the following professional organizations: Association of Investment Management Sales Executives; International Foundation of Health, Welfare and Benefit Plans; Educational Conference of Health, Welfare and Benefit Funds; National Coordinating Committee on Multi-Employer Pension Plans; National Association of State Retirement Administrators; National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems; Southern Conference on Teacher Retirement Funds; and National Conference on Teacher Retirement Funds. Civic and related: College Misericordia, Board of Trustees; The Peddie School, Finance Committee; University of Pennsylvania, Athletic Advisory Board; Earth Conservancy, Board of Directors; Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation; New Jersey Support the National Guard and Reserve; Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association; The Retired Reserve Officers Association; Army Navy Club, Washington, D.C.; Peddie School Hall of Fame; and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Northeast Chapter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 251 Franklin St., Hightstown, N.J.
Burial will follow in Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, N.J.
Calling hours will be held at the church from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Contributions in James's name may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 158 Maxwell Ave., Hightstown, NJ 08520.
Arrangements are under the direction of Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, Hightstown, N.J.
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 28, 2013