Donald Manly, III

Return to Obituaries


December 11, 1950 - June 15, 2014

Leave a message of condolence


Wednesday, June 18th from 6-8 p.m.


Thursday, June 19th at 10 a.m. A Central College Presbyterian Church


After fighting a nine year battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Donald E. Manly, III, age 63, of Westerville, Ohio passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 in a home full of love surrounded by love. Don was born in Amherst Ohio December 11, 1950 to parents, Janice Delores and Donald E. Manly, Jr.. He graduated from Otterbein College and received his Masters Degree from Ashland University. While at Otterbein, Don was a four year starter on the basketball team. Following his playing career, he spent several years as an Assistant Coach for the Cardinals. After graduating, Don enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was honorably discharged after six years of service. He was an educator for 35 years at Walnut Springs and Genoa Middle Schools. As a coach for both of his boys baseball teams, Don mentored many young baseball players and coached at Westerville North. Nothing gave Don greater pleasure than watching his son’s play soccer and baseball. Preceded in death by his mother, Janice, and is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cathy; sons, Jeremy (Emily) and Jason (Jessica); father, Donald E. Manly, Jr.; brother Matt (Denise); loving Papa to Lexi, Quin, Mia and Reagan. Friends may visit at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville on Wednesday, June 18th from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19th at Central College Presbyterian Church 975 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville, with Rev Malcolm Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Michigan University MSA Research Fund 3425 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5410, or online at .


Sharon Hinshaw - Jul 1, 2014

Cathy and Jason
Scott just told us tonight about Don. So sorry to hear about his passing. May you remember all the good times you had.
Deepest Sympathy.
Steve, Sharon and Scott Hinshaw

Joe and Karen Borst - Jun 29, 2014

Dear Cathy,
We have been out of town and are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.We both remeber him fondly from our days at Walnut Springs. May you find peace in your heart knowing he is with out suffering and pain.Be good to yourself.
In love and friendship,
Joe and Karen

Bud and Suzy Holden - Jun 20, 2014

Dear Don,
Our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts and wish we could help you through these difficult time.

Jim & Jeannine Mauthe - Jun 17, 2014

Dear Don:
We are so sorry to hear of the death of your son. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your sorrow.
Jim & Jeannine Mauthe

Gene & Donna Thornburg - Jun 17, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts during this time of sorrow. Gene & Donna

Barbara Hagelshaw - Jun 17, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your son. I know you have many wonderful memories to cherish.

Flo and Ken Ginter - Jun 17, 2014

Dear Don: So sorry to hear of your loss. I know how difficult this must be for you. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers. May God’s love enfold you and His Spirit bring you comfort in the days ahead.
With love, Flo and Ken

Return to Obituaries