Edward Richard Manck, 91, of Bedford died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Baldwin, Long Island, NY on Sept. 23, 1921 a son of the late William Manck and Anna Ketterer Manck. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, William Manck. Ed was a Group Underwriter for MetLife for 41 years and was a member of Thaxton Baptist Church. Ed was also a member of the Silver Notes, a singing group who sang in churches and nursing homes were he played the saxophone. He served our country in the Air Force 34th Photo Recon Squadon during World War II
. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Julie Brunner Manck; three children, Richard Manck, Ken Manck and wife, Christine; Nancy Kartowski and husband, Robert; four grandchildren, Rebecca Cullop and husband, Geoff, Christian Manck, Matthew and Nicole Kartowski; nephew, William Manck and wife Barbara of Seffner, FL; twin nieces, Joan Canto, Jane Colgan and husband Ed all of Slidell, LA; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Edâ€™s Life was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Thaxton Baptist Church with Dr. Eldridge Cullum officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.