Dexter G. Manzer
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of Leominster, Marine and Air Force Vet; 88
LEOMINSTER -- Dexter G. Manzer, 88, of Leominster, died September 19, 2013, peacefully.
Born April 19, 1925 in Leominster, he was the son of Roscoe A. Manzer and Mae E. Gould, and lived in Leominster most of his life.
He was preceded by his beloved wife, Viola (Ouellette) Manzer in 1992. His brother Leo, died in 1950.
He leaves behind a daughter, Cathy A. Bean of Leominster; a grandson, Bradford D. Bean of Richmond, Virginia; a granddaughter, Kimberly A. Bean of Leominster; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Connor Bean; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dexter graduated from Leominster High School in 1943, and also attended Cushing Academy along with the University of New Hampshire before graduating from The University of Miami in 1951.
Dexter served honorably in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Later, he was a United States Air Force Administrative Officer during the Korean Conflict, and retired with the rank of Captain in 1968.
Mr. Manzer was employed many years as the Florida Commercial Sales Manager for Russell Anoconda Aluminum, and later with Norandex Corporation, as a District Manager for the Northeast United States. He retired in 1985.
He was a longtime communicant of St. Leo's Church, a life member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks, and was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
MANZER -- A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster, followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The family requests no flowers be offered. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. The Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net
Silas F. Richardson & Son Inc
106 West St Leominster, MA 01453
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Sept. 22, 2013