HANOVER Manuel "Manny" Feder, 95, longtime resident of Hanover, took off on his final flight into the sunset on December 7, 2012. Born November 3, 1917, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of Russian immigrants Max and Frieda Feder. Manny came to Hanover in 1942 to complete pilot training after wartime measures closed airports in the Baltimore area. At a dance at the Richard McAllister Hotel, he met and fell in love with Betty Catherine Wildasin, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage and adventure. Manny flew in WWII as an Air Transport Pilot, flying missions into Europe, Africa and South America. Afterwards, he managed and later took over the family automobile business, Wildasin Motors, and continued to pursue his love of flying. He trained many student pilots in the local area, including his own daughters and granddaughter. Manny enjoyed a full and adventurous life. He and Betty traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad with their wonderful group of friends. He was an avid golfer, an excellent dancer, and always had a corny joke to share. Up until his final illness, he was a dedicated caregiver to Betty, and enjoyed doing research on his computer and emailing friends. Manny was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, who passed away on December 3rd. He is survived by his two daughters Merle Feder of Hanover and Marilyn Feder of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Heather (Losee) McGlynn of York New Salem and Deborah (Losee) Mooradian of Hanover; and seven great-grandchildren. At Manny's request there will be no funeral service. His family will host a gathering on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Hanover Country Club. Friends are invited to join the family anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to celebrate the lives of both Manny and Betty and to share memories of this wonderful couple. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Manny may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or to the
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Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 9, 2012