GERALD R. McMANUS Gerald was born January 2, 1936 in New Boston, OH; passed away May 3, 2010 in Tacoma, WA at the age of 74. He was the loving husband of Judy McManus of Tacoma; father of Kriss (James) Schatza, and Vicki (Todd) Bates; grandfather of Kassidy, Tommy Lee, Richard, and Seth; sisters-in-law Dot and Faye McManus; special nieces, Kay Ann (Calvin), and Beth (Bo) and special nephew, Tim (Linda); and was part of a large loving family. Gerald was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Ray, Chester, Forest, Ernest, Russell, Eugene, Ralph, Roxie Johnson, Ruth Luster, and Georgetta Shepherd. Viewing will be Sunday, May 9, 2010, 2:00 to 5:00 PM, followed by a Funeral Service, Monday, May 10, 2010 12:00 noon, at Weeks Dryer Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at Tahoma National Cemetery at 2:15 PM on the same day. Please sign our guest book at

Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) from May 6 to May 9, 2010.
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Dear Judy, Kriss and Vicki,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mac was a great man. So likeable and welcoming to everyone. I understand what you all are going through. Everyone always tells me to remember the memories of my Mom and that helps a lot.
Joe Hagen
May 10, 2010
Dear Kriss and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know what a tremendous loss this is as I have never heard a daughter speak so highly and lovingly of her father as Kriss has. Always remember the special times. Best of love, Carrie Green
Carrie Green
May 7, 2010
Our thoughts go out to you all, love and prayers....
Doug McManus Jr.
May 7, 2010
Judy, Kriss & Vicki,

I am so sad for your loss of Mac. I don't think there is anything more difficult that we are made to face in life than losing someone we love so much. Our hearts go out to you.

Mac always made me (and Paul) feel not like a guest but like family. He was so kind & genuine to everyone. I am lucky to have known him & will miss him greatly.

Love to you all,
Colleen & Paul
Colleen Jensen
May 7, 2010
Judy, Kriss & Vicki:
My sincere and utmost sympathy to you for your tremendous loss. Mac was a great man and I'm so glad I knew him.

I know this place your at right now and I know how tough it can be. If there's anything I can do to ease your burden, I'm here for you.

Take care!!
Beth Parker
Beth Parker
May 6, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers have been and continue for Gerald and family. I am better for having known you. Blessings
Eddie Shearer
May 6, 2010
Dear Aunt Judy, Kriss and Vicki,

I will always have the most fond of memories of Uncle, the family gatherings, the stories, the trip. All as if they only took place yesterday.

May blessings of peace, and comfort be with you always.

With love and sympathy
Brian and Joy Thompson and family
Brian Thompson
May 6, 2010
My thoughts are with you all. I only met the family once, but they made me feel welcome and loved. I send my love to the family with hopes that the wonderful memories will help you through this time of sorrow.
Misty Amos
May 6, 2010
Dear Judy and family,

May your memories of Mac last forever. He was a wonderful and caring person and we shall not forget him.

Take care and may the Peace of Lord be with you and your family.
In deepest sympathy
Bud and Anita and family
May 6, 2010
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