- Local Guide
Harry M. Manners, 97, Cloe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.
He was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Albion, a son of the late John Albert and Katy Arminta (Himes) Manners.
May 11, 1942, he married Wilma Yohe, who survives, of Big Run. They lived in Cloe for 68 years.
He was employed as a carman and wreckmaster by the B&O/C&O railroad for 35 years and retired from there in 1975.
He served as a PA State Constable and Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff for many years.
Mr. Manners enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing.
He attended the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two daughters, Katy Leisering and husband John of Erie, and Ruth Soliday of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren, Douglas Fye of Punxsutawney, Jennifer Soliday of Punxsutawney, Jeffrey Soliday of Ft. Meade, Md., David Leisering and wife LuAnn of Erie, and Mary Ellen Leisering of Houston, Texas; three great-granddaughters, Courtney Fye of Virginia Beach, Va., and Hailey and Ryleigh Leisering of Erie; a sister-in-law, Lucille Manners of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Paul, Joseph, Blair, Earl, Guy, Herbert and Eugene Manners; four sisters, Sara Wagner, Melda Brosky Maurer, Betty Brunner and infant Hazel Ruth; and a son-in-law, James Soliday.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., today at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.