George B. Manchester

Mr. Manchester

George B. Manchester, age 81, of Bleecker, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, with his loving family at his side, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born March 14, 1937, in Gloversville, the son of the late George and Elizabeth Foss Manchester. He was a meat cutter at Grand Union for 40 years and also owned and operated Manchester Lakeview Market in Caroga Lake from 1964 to 1968. In 1996 he retired as Superintendent of Transportation of Gloversville Enlarged School District following 30 years of employment.

George enjoyed bowling and golfing in his younger years. He was also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was a member of the Fulton County Republican Club. He served as town of Bleecker Supervisor for 12 years and a member of the town of Bleecker Board for over 20 years. He also served as chairman of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.

George is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Dorothy Knoblauch Manchester; four children, Timothy Manchester (Jennifer) of North Carolina, Sandy Harris (Robert) of Nevada, Randy Manchester of Caroga Lake and Christina Manchester of Gloversville; a brother, William Manchester of South Carolina; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Joyce Royal officiating.

Entombment will take place at a later date in the family mausoleum at Bleecker Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Bleecker Community Church, 503 County Highway 112, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.