JAMES E. MANNING III


MANNING Dr. JAMES EDWARD MANNING, III "Jay" (Age 78) Died on December 4, 2013. Jay was born in Hudson, MA. He graduated with honors from George Washington University, where he played basketball, notably on the 1954 NCAA Southern Conference Championship team. After serving in the United States Army for two years he resumed playing basketball, in training camp for the Boston Celtics. He found his vocation teaching and coaching at Our Lady of Good Counsel. He joined the Fairfax County Public School System as Assistant Principal at Fairfax High School and Lake Braddock Secondary School while earning his Doctorate in Education at George Washington University. He continued his leadership in education as Principal at Fort Hunt High School. He earned national accolades as Principal at Langley High School. His lasting accomplishments at Langley include developing a college preparatory library and ethics code. He held faculty appointments as an adjunct professor to George Washington University, Marymount, and UVA, mentoring future secondary education administrator candidates. A community leader, he was President of the McLean Chamber of Commerce, Member of The Board of the McLean Orchestra, member of the Rotary Club, and voted McLean Citizen of The Year for his community service. Jay was known for his towering physical stature, strong moral values, and gentle nature. He had a talent to connect and draw out individual strength, potential, and a smile from everyone he met. Dr. Manning has left a legacy as a Principal who cared for every student. Most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Hyre Manning and his children Helen Stacy Manning, James Edward Manning IV, Mark Christopher Manning, and Matthew Alexander Manning, his brother Peter Manning, and his sister Sarah O'Leary. He is survived by grandchildren Trey Crowther, Cassie Crowther, Liza Manning, Drew Manning, Liam Manning, Virginia Manning, Eleanor Manning, Margaret Manning, and Heaton Manning. Jay was preceded in death by his father James Edward Manning, Jr., his mother Helen Schofield Manning, and siblings Alice Manning, Joan Manning Cusick, Martha Manning Costello, Claire Manning Fitzgerald, and Jane Boyd Alvis. His life will be celebrated with visitation on December 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. There will be a funeral Mass at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on December 14 at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Fairfax Memorial Park. In honor of Jay's early career and lifelong commitment to education, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney, MD.library and ethics code. He held faculty appointments as an adjunct professor to George Washington University, Marymount, and UVA, mentoring future secondary education administrator candidates. A community leader, he was President of the McLean Chamber of Commerce, Member of The Board of the McLean Orchestra, member of the Rotary Club, and voted McLean Citizen of The Year for his community service. Jay was known for his towering physical stature, strong moral values, and gentle nature. He had a talent to connect and draw out individual strength, potential, and a smile from everyone he met. Dr. Manning has left a legacy as a Principal who cared for every student. Most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Hyre Manning and his children Helen Stacy Manning, James Edward Manning IV, Mark Christopher Manning, and Matthew Alexander Manning, his brother Peter Manning, and his sister Sarah O'Leary. He is survived by grandchildren Trey Crowther, Cassie Crowther, Liza Manning, Drew Manning, Liam Manning, Virginia Manning, Eleanor Manning, Margaret Manning, and Heaton Manning. Jay was preceded in death by his father James Edward Manning, Jr., his mother Helen Schofield Manning, and siblings Alice Manning, Joan Manning Cusick, Martha Manning Costello, Claire Manning Fitzgerald, and Jane Boyd Alvis. His life will be celebrated with visitation on December 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. There will be a funeral Mass at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on December 14 at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Fairfax Memorial Park. In honor of Jay's early career and lifelong commitment to education, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney, MD.

Funeral Home

Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, L.L.C.
9902 Braddock Road Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 425-9702

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 11, 2013