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Richard Bruce Manwiller

December 4, 1946 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 73)

Obituary

 

Richard Bruce Manwiller, 73, of Chippewa Township and formerly of Reading, PA passed into eternal life on Tuesday August 25th, 2020 in his home.

Born December 4, 1946 in Reading, PA he was the son of the late Richard Frank & Mildred Elsie (Kerns) Manwiller.  He earned a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and was a licensed Professional Engineer.  He was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and volunteered to operate the sound system for Sunday morning services.  During his career as a Mechanical Engineer he worked for Mesta Machine, Crucible Steel, Tippins Inc., Italimpianti, and Zinc Corp of America.  He was a member of the National Railway Historical Society and Beaver-Lawrence County Railway Historical Society in New Castle, PA.  His love of steam-powered locomotives led him to starting the Pacing Images business where he filmed videos of steam trains with his longtime friend, Mr. Joe Jack, and produced videos for retail. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, whom he married April 11th, 1970.  Donna J. (Stoner) Manwiller, two sons with daughters-in-law Michael Bruce & Joy Manwiller, Heber City, UT; and David Stoner & Kelli Manwiller, Cedar Point, NC.  Four grandchildren James, Nehemiah, Joseph, and Natalee.  A sister Sandra Weidman, Wyomissing, PA and a brother Barry & Cindy Manwiller, Temple, PA.  Five nieces & nephews Linda (David) Hatfield, Steve Weidman, Philip (Kristi) Manwiller, Lisa (Donis) Waters, and Tim (Shannon) Stump.  And a cousin Bob (Diane) Kerns.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Brian Manwiller.

Friends will be received Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM in the Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA. Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chippewa United Methodist Church, or to the Beaver-Lawrence Historical Railway Society, (BLRHS) Box 429, West Pittsburg, PA 16160.

Arrangements by Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801-4th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Chippewa United Methodist Church (Darlington Road)

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Chippewa United Methodist Church
2545 Darlington Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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