Mr. Vernon A. McManamay(1924 - 2013)

Vernon A. McManamay, 89, of Edinburg, died July 23, 2013 in his home.

He was born in West Augusta, Virginia on February 14,1924, a son of Malcolm and Mary (Hodge) McManamay.

After high school, he entered the Marine Corps and served for three years during World War II in the South Pacific.  He participated in four of the major campaigns of the 4th Marine Division. 

After leaving the service, he married Pauline White from Maryland, and began his career as an office machine repairman.  He was employed by the Typewriter Shop in Washington, DC for 23 years, and worked his last ten years in the Pentagon, retiring in 1979.

His love was baseball. He started with a team in Vienna, Virginia, and later played on the Old Dominion Baseball League in Forestville, Virginia.  He then joined the Silver Hill Sand and Gravel sandlot team in the Washington Post and Times Herald Industrial League on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.  His pitching won him the Most Valuable Player at the All American Amateur Baseball Association in Zanesville, Ohio in 1959. His other passions were gardening, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Polly) McManamay; his daughter, Linda McManamay; his son, Randy McManamay and wife Sharon; his brother, Guy McManamay and wife Margie of Front Royal; two grandchildren, Shayne Sheridan and husband Scott of Richmond, and Ryan McManamay and wife Rachel of Knoxville,Tennessee; six great-grandchildren, Micah, Caden, Levi, Asher and Jesse Sheridan and Luke McManamay.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Curry.

A family gathering will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bear Funeral Home in Churchville, Virginia. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Churchville.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, August 1 in Valley Baptist Church, 408 Stoney Creek Road, Edinburg, Virginia  22824.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, #405, Winchester, VA 22601.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 25, 2013