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Edward H. Manney

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the First Congregational Church for Robert G. Mangers of Eugene, who died Sept. 25 of age-related causes. He was 91.

He was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Portland to James and Evelyn Mangers. He married Betty Lesher in 1949. She died in 1986. He married Pat Brooks in 1989.

He attended Los Angeles City College, graduated from Oregon State University in 1949 with a degree in engineering and did post-graduate studies in education at Oregon State.

He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Army Airborne in World War II and was a POW.

He taught industrial arts at Roosevelt Middle School, Monroe Middle School and in Cottage Grove and Philomath. He also taught science and math.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Holly Mangers Berkowitz of Iowa City, Iowa, and Laurelee Mangers and Heather Jackson, both of Eugene; a stepson, Tim Brooks of Harrisburg; a stepdaughter, Laurie Brooks-Headley of Eugene; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

[Register-Guard Eugene, Oregon 09-28-12

Grave marker for Edward H. Manney in Plot12-B, Grave 1342, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville (Lebanon county), Pennsylvania


Edward registered for the draft in Mount Carmel, PA on 16 October 1940.  The Selective Service kept tabs on him as he moved from his initially reported address of 102 N. Chestnut Street (8 Nov 1941) to 47 N. Chestnut Street (26 Ja 1942) in Mount Carmel, and then to 3440 North 18th Street, Philadelphia. (8 Oct 1943).

As a consequence, they knew where to find him and he was inducted into the Army at Harrisburg, PA on 21 July 1944.

Pfc Manney was transferred to Company E, 508th PIR in late 1945 or early 1946.  He was awarded a Good Conduct medal on 3 March 1946.

On 17 January 1950, Edward submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus.  He was credited with 8 months of domestic duty and 12 months of foreign service entitling him to a $260 bonus award.