Gerald (Jay) Manuel died unexpectedly on December 17, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born in Rochester, New York to Gerald M. Manuel and Grace J. Manuel (Macaluso). He is survived by his wife, three siblings, three children and seven grandchildren.
After High school Jerry (Jay) joined the Air Force where he served in Viet Nam. He received an honorable discharge.
His is survived by his wife Donna of over 52 years; his three children: Leeann Elaine Erb of San Diego, CA, Judy Lynn Stencel of Escondido, CA, and John Anthony Manuel of Coatesville, PA: and his seven grandchildren: Luke, Chelsea, Cassidy, Nathan, Samantha, Rachel and Ryan.
Jerry was a generous giving person who was involved with various organizations, as long as they offered help and aid. He supported animal welfare as a volunteer at the animal shelter in Ft Mohave. Jay was a religious education teacher at St Justin Catholic church. He was a volunteer aid at Valley View Hospital in Ft Mohave. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and other organizations where he could help people.
But far and away the most important interests he had were his family. He always spoke proudly of his children and grandchildren. His love for his family always came first in his life. His friends always enjoyed his sense of humor.
A memorial service is planned for March 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440