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Services will be held at 12 PM Monday June 10th at the Rodef Sholom Cemetery Chapel in Tod Cemetery on Belmont Ave. for William “Bill” Manevich, 86, who passed away Wednesday June 5 at Heritage Manor.
Bill was born July 14, 1932 in Tientsin, China, the son of Mark and Rose Baeff Manevich.
The Manevich family relocated to the United States in 1938 and lived in New York City and then moved to Freehold, New Jersey where they purchased and ran a chicken farm. Bill attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and Graduated from Rutgers University, majoring in agriculture.
On April 18, 1959 Bill married Donna F Mintz and they enjoyed 46 wonderful years together prior to her death in October of 2005.
Bill began a career with New York Life Insurance company in 1960. He was promoted to General Manager and through the years relocated several times to different offices to rebuild and restore their financial operations.
He was well respected throughout the insurance industry and received many honors and awards for his dedicated service.
He was a member of Congregation Rodef Sholom and was active in the brotherhood, in B’nai Brith Men and Squaw Creek Country Club.
Bill had a passion for woodworking and over the years, designed and created many works of functionally and aesthetic art. He handcrafted many beautiful pieces of furniture for the temple, including all the pulpit lecterns and stands in the Tamarkin Chapel in memory of his beloved wife, podiums for the social Hall and Sanctuary, and a clock in the Rabbi’s study.
After his wife’s death, Bill found love and companionship with Ellen Deutsch with whom he spent many happy years before she passed away in 2016.
He is sadly missed by his son David of Austintown, Daughter Linda Hughes of Boardman, 2 grandchildren, Christopher Hughes and Deanna Manevich, many nephews,a niece and extended family and friends.
Besides his parents and wife Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy Karadbil, a daughter, Sheri, and a grandson, Steven.
Friends may call 30 minutes before the service at the Cemetery Chapel.
Contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Congregation Rodef Sholom or Heritage Manor. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Manor and Levy Gardens for their love, support and excellent care.
Prayer service and visitation will take place Monday and Tuesday Evening from 7-9 at Bill’s House.