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Ft Richardson, JBER  AK

SECTION FF ROW 22 SITE 241  West Valor Drive


- James Hendricks Manco, Sr

.. (      Jan. 22, 1943    Cleveland     Cuyahoga County    Ohio, USA
          PASSED:  Feb. 5, 2008    Anchorage    Anchorage Borough    Alaska, USA
         Anchorage Daily News February 9, 2008

Anchorage resident Staff Sgt. James "Jim" Hendricks Manco Sr., 65, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Third Medical Group Hospital, Elmendorf Air Force Base. A private viewing for family was at the Anchorage Funeral Home. A memorial service for friends and family was held at the Veterans Administration Post Chapel in Martinsburg, W.V., conducted by Chaplain Berry Phillips. His family wrote: "Jim will rest beneath the aurora-filled Alaska skies at Fort Richardson National Cemetery after a service with full military honors." 

Jim was born Jan. 22, 1943, to Joseph A. Manco and Mary J. Posante in Cleveland, Ohio. Staff Sgt. Manco served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His career included stations in Okinawa, Japan; Quantico, Va.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; and Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. He was a Vietnam veteran, volunteer hazmat handler and firefighter, and was the inspector on the Savoonga Alaska Island road expansion project for Rodney P. Kinney Associates Inc., naming "Anniversary Square" the main intersection of town. He retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' department of infrastructure. Jim was a member of the Church of Christ. "He honored God, country and family," his family reflected. "Jim's talents and skills were varied and inspiring. A true craftsman, he put his heart and soul into everything he did. Embracing each new adventure, he enjoyed drag racing, diesel trucks, R/C airplanes and helicopters, mechanics, photography, astronomy, cooking, printing, RV travel, gold panning and spending time with his family. On a trip to Florida in 2004, he was knighted Lord James Manco Sr. by a medieval organization. He does honor to that title with his unconditional love, kindness, honesty and genuineness toward others. But the titles he held most dear were beloved husband, Dad, Papa and friend. He remains an inspiration to all who have met him. He was a pillar of strength, a shoulder of comfort, a beacon of light, a mentor, friend and a truly kind man. Dad has given us all of the good stuff. The world will be less grand without Jim, but heaven will be enriched. Today, we celebrate the privilege of sharing Jim's life on this earth, and embrace the honor of being the vessels for his everlasting spirit." 

Jim is survived by his soulmate and wife of 45 years, Margarita "Peggie" Manco; his children, Donna "Dee" and husband Lee Lubbock Sr. of Eagle River, Jenniffer and husband Walter DeGroat III of Columbia, S.C., and James II and wife Stephanie Manco of Eagle River; his grandchildren, Sarah and Gregory Lubbock Jr., Brittney Gore-Lubbock, Koren, Kathryn, and Johnathan DeGroat, Christina and James Manco III; great-grandchild, Cristina Marie Lubbock; his siblings, Alice McChrystal, Vincent Manco, Richard Manco, Patricia Rini, Robert Manco and Joseph Manco Jr.; and his dearest and truest friends (alphabetically), Dr. Kenneth and Virginia Beale, Brunswick, Md.; Chris and Teresa Clanton, Martinsburg, W.V.; Robert and Nancy Tucker, Martinsburg; his "oldest living friend" or O.L.F., Vernon Harris, Florida; and his special dog, Sarah. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, a local charity or to the trust for The Jim Manco Sr. Memorial Benchs, Wells Fargo Bank, 16600 Centerfield Drive, No. 101, Eagle River 99577, attn: bank director. Arrangements are with Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory. Visit the online memorial at 
Fort Richardson National Cemetery (
Fort Richardson
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA
Plot: sec FF row 22 site 241   
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Record added: Feb 08, 2011 
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Cemetery Photo

Dear Family & Friends, welcome to Jim's memory site, FIRST, PLEASE NO 'TRIBUTES' , DON'T SEND ANY MONEY PLEASE. THANK YOU, BUT, Please do sign our guest book often, & VIEW PHOTOS AS SLIDE-SHOW FOR CAPTIONS. Thank you all for your heart warming thoughts & memories of our beloved Jim, Be happy, take photos, videos, & make loving memories. NO "TRIBUTE DONATIONS' PLEASE...Hello again Dear Family and Friends, Wow, it doesn't seem possible that     2877,        

261, * (564), now(731) ( 853) days (OVER TWO YEARS) (1045 days) (1096, 1187, three years),          1252 DAYS,  1370 DAYS,,,,,   1962   NOW MORE THEN 2100, 2500   2834 2762  3014  3034  LONG DAYS have passed,,,, but, pass they must, and we have only to fill them with our memories and our dreams to allow them to pass with honor., We are reaching out and thanking all of you 1750 (now 2778, WOW), (3150),,,(3827) more then 4200, 4500 , ALMOST 4600, 4740 , OVER 5500 wonderful family and friends) and loving people who came to share this site so far. We appreciate you coming to read dear thoughts of Jim, or just to visit,,, or to leave your own wonderful words for all of us who keep Him in our hearts. Your memories are gratefully added to our own. Thank you, and please visit again soon. We can see by the visitor count many stop by just to, just stop by, as I do, :) We will update the photos as requested, and add PHOTOS OF the BENCHES, TREES, AND ADOPTED PATHS & HWYs, as we continue to honor His Jim, and His memory. and we wish for you also; to Be happy, appreciate those who love you,,,, and take lots of videos too, & Never give drama or strife the power to rob you of even one moment of your wonderful life.. Hope to see you again, Until then. We remain Always, J&P THANK YOU FOR VISITING JIM'S SITE, PLEASE SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK OFTEN, SHARE OUR SITE WITH OTHERS, AND TELL US ABOUT YOUR MEMORIES OF JIM. Send photos if you have any i will post them, or you can.  THANK YOU. PS, again, please do NOTsend caringbridge any money, we take care of all of that. thank you