JOHN P. "JACK" "SKIP" MANLEY, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at home. Born in Locust Gap, Pa., he was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and worked as a mechanical engineer with International Harvester / Navistar for 38 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and small Christian Community of St. Vincents and the UAW. He was a talented fine woodworker. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly of Fort Wayne; sons, Gregory Manley of Basel Switzerland and Stephen (Jane) Manley of Millersburg, Ind.; daughter, Carolyn Manley of Fort Wayne; son, Vincent (Nancy) Manley of Indianapolis; granddaughter, Jennifer Manley of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Gavin, Wyatt, Brody and Callen Manley of Indianapolis; cousin, Mary Janet Gosdock of Mt. Carmel, Pa.; and brother-in-law, DR. J. W. Ratliff of Lebanon, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cormac J. and Veronica H. Manley; and brother, Vincent Manley; sisters, Evelyn Hege and Geraldine Ratliff; and granddaughter, Zoe Manley. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. Monsignor John Kuzmich officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with a Vigil at 4:30 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society or Parkview Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 28, 2012