Joseph E. Manger

Born on 03/12/1934

Departed on 02/14/2017

Resided in Fredericksburg , Virginia

Joseph Edward Manger, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Jayne Bronson Manger; children Elizabeth Manger Christie (Bill), of Westcliffe, CO and Walter Edward Manger (Susan) of Durham, NC; step children Margaret Grace Steber (Dave) of Antigo, Wisconsin, Catherine Ann Vespucci (Paul) of Purcellville, Donna Kokalas Cullins (Bryan) of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Fay Manger.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg 4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA, 22408.

A service will be held at 10 am on Monday, Feb. 20, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. A private interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexandria, VA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

15 thoughts on Joseph E. Manger

  1. Ron and Sharon West on said:

    Dear Jayne,
    Our memories of Ed will always be of his friendly way of welcoming all he met. He was a dear man–a man of faith and kindness. Your deep love for each other radiated out to all who know you, and we know how much you will miss him even though your faith sustains you. You both never met a stranger, making those you met feel special children of God. What a gift to have had such a great love in your life. Our prayers are for peace of mind and heart for you and your family. May God bless you always.

  2. Al & Janie D'Arcangelo on said:

    Jayne, we were sad to get your call of Ed’s passing. We know how much you are already missing that dear, kind man. All of us here at RP are remembering him and thinking of you with love. Al and I will be in touch soon. Much Love, Janie

  3. Carolyn & Paul Rae on said:

    Dearest Jayne, You are in our thoughts and prayers daily as you rejoice for Ed’s entry into heaven and grieve your loss here on earth.

    Love and blessings,
    Carolyn & Paul Rae

  4. Nancy Fairty on said:

    Dearest Jayne, Liz and Walt, Ed was like the brother I never had. We shared almost 70 years of friendship,
    love, our connection to Alexandria and even our birthdays. He was the most kind, honorable man I ever knew. He truly lived his life in the service of God. We were so lucky to have had him in ours. My heartfelt sympathy to you and to all your family. Love, Nancy

  5. Barbara Zimmerman on said:

    Dearest Jayne and Family,
    I mourn with you at your great loss but rejoice in Ed”s arrival at Jesus’ side. Ed’s smiling face and sparkling personality are now charming the angels. Blessings to you all.

  6. Erica Prussmann on said:

    Dear Jayne, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Ed were among the very first people to befriend me when I moved to Fredburg. Your thoughfulness and sweetness was so welcoming. Sending you my prayers and love during this time of sadness.

  7. Collins Beasley on said:

    I had the pleasure of meeting him during my Emmaus 99 walk. We sat at the table of Matthew. God Bless the family during the loss of your love one.

  8. Diane and Dan Anderson on said:

    Dear Jayne, our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your beloved Ed. You both showed the love of Jesus in your love for each other. I know you claim the hope of eternal love and one day the ” Lovebirds” will be reunited. One of the popular wedding songs from the 50s was ” Walk Hand In Hand With Me”, an appropriate song for a beautiful couple. Diane and Dan

  9. Florian & Ann MIkulski on said:

    Dear Jayne,
    Our prayers are with you and for Ed. God Bless

  10. Frannie Wheeler on said:

    Miss Jayne, no words can provide the comfort I know that only God can provide. You were so blessed to have Ed in your life. He was one of the kindest and faithful men I have ever met. I know your world was a better place because of the love you shared. Prayers for you and the entire family. Love you all, Frannie

  11. Patty and Ralph on said:

    Dear Jayne: We were so very sad to hear your phone message. It brought tears to our eyes. And then we opened the obit and saw Ed’s smiling face, and it made us smile. We thought about all the special times we spent with both of you — how we met at the little church in St. George’s, Bermuda, the Alaska and Panama Canal cruises, and the many visits both in Bowie and your homes in VA and FL.
    Please know that you and Ed are in our thoughts, and we pray that you will find comfort in knowing how blessed you are to have had such a wonderful and loving partner in your life.
    We send you our love and deepest sympathy.

  12. Dave and Emily Croner on said:

    Dear Jayne,
    Dave and I were so sorry to hear about the recent loss of your husband. We enjoyed meeting him at at least two Micah events. What a fine man.
    You have been in our thoughts constantly. Peace and love to you and your family –

    Dave and Emily Croner

  13. Dave and Emily Croner on said:

    God’s blessing to Jayne and her family

  14. Judy Dunn on said:

    Dear Jayne, I’m am terribly sorry to hear about Ed’s demise. I have such fond memories of Ed at out our H&D outings.He was a great man always so friendly, & helpful.

    I know this is a difficult time for you. Be strong and know there are good times ahead.He will live through our memories.

    Love you.


  15. Claire on said:

    Dear Jane, I have the information…I’ll miss keeping in touch with you & Ed… You are strong & I know you will remember the good time, trips, etc. Ed & his sister Mary Agnes were like sister & brother to me.

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