Rev. Dr. David Manly
Rev. Dr. David Manly

Obituary of Rev. Dr. David E. Manly

Rev. Dr. David E. Manly, age 90, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, NY. He was predeceased by his son, Scott MacVean Manly in 1987.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean MacVean Manly, daughter, Kathleen Manly of Bluffton, SC, brother, Douglas H. Manly of Buffalo, many nieces and nephews.

Rev. Dr. David Earl Manly was born August 3, 1930 in Rochester, NY the son of Earl and Marian Hart Manly. He earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree and his Master's Degree in English and Administration from SUNY Albany. He was a teacher at Fillmore High School, Colonie Central School District in Albany and Newfane High School. In 1961 he joined the education faculty at SUNY Geneseo and eventually became a Professor after getting his Doctorate at Columbia University in New York City. He was Director of the Holcomb Elementary School before it closed. Dr. Manly retired in 1989 from the college and became a full-time ordained Methodist minister after attending Wesley Seminary at American University in Washington, DC. Rev. Dr. Manly was the Methodist Minister at the Canadice and Allen's Hill Churches for several years. He also served the Warsaw and Immanuel Church for 6 years.

Due to Covid-19 there will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the Geneseo United Methodist Church at a time and date to be announced in the summer. Interment will be in Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott Manly Scholarship Fund, 4520 Genesee Street, Geneseo, NY 14454.

Final Resting Place

Temple Hill Cemetery
Temple Hill Rd.
Geneseo, New York, United States
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