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Richard Harry "Butch" Manchester

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Richard Harry "Butch" Manchester Obituary
Manchester, Richard Harry "Butch"

Age 71 of Wellsburg, NY passed away very unexpectedly at home October 11, 2012 with his loving wife Carol by his side. Butch was born in Elmira, May 2nd, 1941. He was the son of the late Richard F. and Evelyn (Besanceney) Manchester. In addition to his wife of 46 years Carol, he is survived by his two beloved children, Scott (April Helmicki) Manchester of Alden, NY and Kelli (Rob Steppe) Lowmiller of Nisbet, PA; The grandchildren he adored, Trevor Lowmiller, Addison Manchester; step-grandchildren, Aurianna Lowmiller, Aiden Lowmiller; brother, Danny Manchester (Mickey Mallory) of Pine City; mother-in-law, Norma Ellis of Springhill, FL and several nieces and nephews; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Theresa Ellis of Springhill, FL; daughter-in-law, Barbara Manchester of Palm Harbor, FL and son-in-law, Rex Lowmiller of Nisbet, PA; along with his mother and father, Butch is also predeceased by his brother, Thomas Manchester. He was a retired employee of Dalrymple Sand and Gravel with over 40 years of service and was a dedicated and honorable employee at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. for many years and a lifelong member and trustee of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. He was an Air Force veteran and a lifelong Masonic brother of the Union-Cooley Masonic Lodge #95. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM. Lay pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Webb Mills Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church or to Breast Cancer Research.


Officers and members of Union Cooley Masonic Lodge No. 95 will meet at Olthof Funeral Home on Sunday at 6:00 PM to conduct a Masonic Service for our dear departed brother.

Signed: Master Harold Denton

Published in Star-Gazette from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2012
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