Francis R. Manlove

Francis R. Manlove 100, physician of Bryn Mawr, PA After a long and vibrant life Francis R. Manlove, 100, physician of Bryn Mawr, PA, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, of natural causes. Son of Reverend Francis A. Manlove and Elma (Roxby) Manlove he was born in Philadelphia and grew up in small towns around Philadelphia. He attended Media and Royersford High Schools where he learned woodworking which he enjoyed throughout his life, carefully building, repairing and refinishing many things in his lifetime Dr. Manlove graduated from Dickinson College with a BS, and earned an MD at Temple University School of Medicine, where he also completed his medical Internship. He was then appointed a Fellow in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Rochester, MN, where he also completed a MS in Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He continued on at the Mayo Clinic as First Assistant Cardiology. He often told stories of his life in Minnesota where he enjoyed outdoor adventures while working there. He returned to Philadelphia and became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine was on staff at Temple University Hospital, and Chief of Medical Service B at the Episcopal Hospital. He then was appointed Associate Secretary of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals for the American Medical Association, Chicago, IL. From there he moved on to the University of Colorado where he was Dean of the Department of Medicine, Director of the Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine. Returning to Philadelphia he again affiliated with Temple University School of Medicine as a staff physician and Clinical Professor and was on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital. While in practice he observed that patients' illnesses were at times more psychological than physical and he pursued a Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital to learn more about treating psychiatric illness. "He grew up in small towns where he knew everyone. This gave him an innate ability to relate well and empathize with patients from all backgrounds," said his daughter Caroline Christ. He was an avid skier into his 80s and was known for his long traverses. After retirement he enjoyed annual ski trips to Colorado with his wife Margie, often joined by their children. He spent many seasons enjoying a farm in Northeastern PA where he planted and nourished hundreds of trees and plants despite the harsh growing conditions.. He read extensively favoring Shakespeare, history and writings of great thinkers. He taught all his children, grandchildren and other youngsters to fish, and was a great baker of bread and Philadelphia sticky buns. Beginning in medical school and throughout his life, he enjoyed regularly attending concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Perkins (Kluber) Manlove, sons Allan Kluber and Charles Manlove, daughters Caroline Christ (Paul) and Elizabeth Manlove (Nick Bolgiano), and seven grandchildren. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 3:00 pm, at Beaumont, 77 Middle Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 30 S. 17th St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Published in Main Line Media News on Apr. 7, 2013