Robert D. Manfred

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Robert D. Manfred, a long-time resident of Rome, N.Y., and Sunset Beach died at his home in Falls Church, Va., Friday, March 2, 2018. At his passing, he was attended by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis, and his son, Lee.
Manfred was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1929. He was raised in Massena and Potsdam, N.Y., and graduated from Clarkson College with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering in 1952. Shortly after graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served a tour of duty in Korea and upon his discharge in 1954 was awarded a Bronze Star.
After his discharge from the Army, Manfred joined Revere Copper and Brass in Rome, N.Y., as a methods engineer. He spent his entire career with Revere, playing a key role in the construction of a state-of-the-art rolling mill. He served as assistant superintendent and then superintendent of the rolling mill before being promoted to assistant works manager and eventually works manager. He retired in 1990.
Manfred was an enthusiastic sportsman throughout his life. In Rome, he was a city tennis champion in both singles and doubles, an avid golfer and longtime member of Teugega Country Club. He coached Farm League Baseball and for more than 20 years was the heart and soul of the Fran Allison Youth Basketball Program. He was also a fixture as the official scorer for Rome Free Academy basketball.
In 1992, Manfred and his wife, Phyllis, relocated to Sunset Beach where they enjoyed an active retirement filled with golf at Sea Trail Plantation, travel, and time with friends from St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church parish in Shallotte.
Manfred is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his daughter, Lynn and her husband, Joseph Bosco, of Charleston, S.C.; his sons, Robert Jr. and his wife, Colleen, of New York City and Lee and his wife, Susan, of Vienna, Va.; as well as 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
There will be a memorial service and interment at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Robert D. Manfred Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, 9101 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22182.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Mar. 8 to Mar. 14, 2018
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