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A resurrection mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. January 6, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio. COVID pandemic guidelines will be observed.

Our deepest sympathy to “Auntie Patsy” on the passing of your beloved Dan. We will remember him in our prayers and have lit a candle in the Star of the Sea in his memory. Our thoughts and condolences at this sad time.
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Obituary for Daniel Charles MacManus

Daniel Charles MacManus 1927-2022

Daniel Charles MacManus

08/18/1927 - 01/03/2022

A man blessed with enduring faith and multiple talents, Daniel Charles MacManus (age 94), died peacefully on January 3, 2022 at his daughter Bernadette’s home with his family present. He was the son of the late John and Lucy (McDonald) McManus, born in Belfast Ireland on August 18, 1927. He was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers and at the Belfast Institute of Technology.  He married his sweetheart J. Patricia Coyle in Belfast, Ireland on February 16, 1952, and they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary next month.  She survives.  Also surviving: his son, Dermot Mac Manus, daughters Dr. Anne Drabczyk and Bernadette Mac Manus, his grandsons Daniel and Matthew Mac Manus, his brother Gerard McManus and son-in-law Anthony Drabczyk.  As well as his late parents, he was predeceased by four children who died in infancy.  Mary (1956), Michael (1958), twin sons Sean and Neil (1968).  He was also predeceased by brother Eugene, sisters Theresa Eldridge, Dorothy Foran, and Bernadette Monaghan, and two sisters-in-law Joyce McManus and Moira McManus.

 

Daniel moved to the USA in October of 1957.  He worked five years with Universal Electric, five years with Midland Ross, and twenty-five years with General Motors.  His life’s work was engineering research and development, and he was the recipient of numerous domestic and international patents.  He retired from GM as a Senior Engineer. After retirement, he moved from Owosso and spent six months in Westerville, Ohio and six months in Stuart, Florida. 

 

Daniel was a man of sterling character and was respected for his integrity by everyone who knew him.  He enjoyed working and always had a project to keep him busy.  He was continuously available to help friends and neighbors, and always seemed to have the necessary tools for the job.  A contented and unassuming man, he regarded this life as a temporary journey to eternal life, may God grant his soul eternal rest.

 

As a lifelong Catholic, a resurrection mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. January 6, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio. COVID pandemic guidelines will be observed.  The family would like to thank the kind aides, nurses and doctors of Mt. Carmel Hospice for their tender care during Daniel’s lengthy illness.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Mt. Carmel Hospice or St. Vincent DePaul.