George Edward Mani, 93 of Canton, passed away August 20, 2020. He was born in Canton May 23, 1927 to the late John F. and Ida Mae (Lentz) Mani. Upon graduating from Lehman High School in 1945, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving in the Philippines through the end of WWII. He studied at Mount Union College and in 1950 earned a BS in Chemistry. George was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In 1949 he married Martha Zumkehr of Louisville. George retired from Canton Castings, having served as chief financial officer. A life member of Trinity United Church of Christ, George served as President of Consistory, Treasurer and member of the Welcome In Class. He was a 60-year member of Canton Lodge #60 F&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Canton; Retired Executives Club; American Legion Post 44 of Canton; and was a member of the Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club. George enjoyed family vacations, his bridge and poker groups and golfing with his longtime Wednesday golf buddies.
George was preceded in death by Martha, his wife of 67 years; brother, Richard F. (Mary Ellen) Mani; sisters, Ruth (William) Fiegenschuh and Lois Eagleton. He is survived by daughter, Janet (Doug) Pierce of North Canton; son, Robert (Michele) Mani of Des Moines, IA; 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; brother-in-law, Charles (Cathy) Zumkehr of Boca Raton, FL; and many dear cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Windsor Medical Center for the loving care George received during his 10-month stay. As well, the family thanks all those that, through loving kindness, prayers, visits, calls and cards, supported George through this journey.
A celebration of George's life along with Military honors will be 11:30am Saturday, September 19, 2020 with family and friends at Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH with Revs. Andrew Taylor Peck and Dianna Shirey officiating. Masks and social distancing will be followed. A private Masonic service will precede the graveside service at Arnold & Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home. Due to the current COVID Virus, the family understands those wishing to honor George's life safely may view the graveside service on the Arnold Funeral Home Facebook Page, donate to a food bank, help a neighbor, make someone laugh or say a prayer on the 1st tee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in George's name to Trinity United Church of Christ 3909 Blackburn Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718 or to a charity of choice. Please sign the guest book.
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