Terry Lee Manafo, age 63, resident of 25316 Highway 6 & 19, Cambridge Springs, PA, passed away at Edinboro Manor, Edinboro, PA on Sunday morning, January 11, 2015 after a period of failing health. Born on March 2, 1951 in Erie, PA, Terry was a son of the late Anthony Manafo and Mary Crawford Manafo. He married the former Sydne Suzanne Bogda on September 7, 1974 and she survives.
After graduating from Academy High School in Erie in 1969, Terry completed the criminal justice program at Mercyhurst College in Erie. He served as a police officer in Venango and in Cambridge Springs for over 20 years and worked in quality control for Lord Manufacturing in Cambridge Springs from 1974 until the present. Terry was a horse racing fan and enjoyed farming and cooking for family and friends. Terry was a very kind, hospitable, and loving person who always had his arms open for anyone, no matter what their need. He was always everyone’s “Papa”.
Surviving Terry in addition to his wife – Sydne, are three daughters – Brooke Ellaet McKissock of Erie; Jami Leigh Manafo and her husband, Josh Rubner of Cambridge Springs; and Amanda Kaye Manafo of Irwin, PA; five grandchildren – Cullen McKissock, Emilee McKissock, Kendyl McKissock, Zoee Mott, and Mya Rubner; a brother – Mark Manafo and his wife, Debbie of Myrtle Beach, SC; a niece – Nicole Stivers of Savannah, GA and a nephew – Mark Manafo, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC. Also surviving is Terry’s best friend – Gary Carpennlo of Waterford; two brothers-in-law – Curtis Bogda and his wife, Brenda of Cambridge Springs and Joseph Bogda and his wife, Marcia of Cambridge Springs. Additional nieces surviving are Kelly and Tiffany and nephews – Joey and Jason. Special to Terry was his Boston Terrier dog – Vinnie.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday, January 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 and to attend funeral services at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Riddle, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Drakes Mills, officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Drake Mills.
Memorials gifts may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA 16501.