William H. Ears Manley

June 24, 1920 - September 13, 2009

06/24/1920 - 09/13/2009

Past Services

Wednesday September 16, 2009
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Thursday September 17, 2009
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 Be | Directions
Thursday September 17, 2009
10:30 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
350 E. 40th Street
Shadyside, OH 43947
740-676-3282 | Directions
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947

Manley, William H. “Ears” 89, of Shadyside, Ohio died Sunday September 13, 2009 at his home.

Bill was born June 24, 1920 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Harry and Lillian Upperman Manley.

He was retired from the former Allied Chemical Company Moundsville, WV, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Shadyside.

Bill enjoyed gardening, camping and sports. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend who possessed a wonderful sense of humor and big heart. He will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death was an infant son Joseph Manley, two sisters, Rose Eileen Spencer and Jean McIntosh.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years Theresa Slezak Manley, his children, Mary Kate Tera Mar Manley of Arcata, California, Patrick Linda Manley of Columbus, Ohio and Michael Amy Manley of Springfield, Ohio, two sisters, Patricia Don Roth of O’Fallon, Missouri and Marilyn Schlanz of Shadyside, Two grandsons, Kevin and Ryan Manley both of Columbus, Ohio, Several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4p.m. & 6-8p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10:30a.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Shadyside. OH with Fr. Samuel Saprano as Celebrant.

Interment will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Vigil service 2:30p.m. Wednesday.

Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct services at 7p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Central High School or the Shadyside Emergency Squad.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Wayne & Peggy Kipp
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Teresa and all the Manley’s – Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. I have fond memories of Uncle Bill – he was a good guy and we know you will miss him.


Wayne & Peggy Kipp

Schree, Virgil and Ica
7 years ago

Dear Kevi,

I know how much you loved your Grandpa by your stories, your smile when you spoke about him, and by your sorrow with his passing. But know that the love you and your Grandpa shared is enduring and will always be with you. Grandpa lives on through you, in your heart, in your mind, in who you are and who you will become, so do him proud. You have such a wonderful loving family, let their love surround you and help you through this difficult time. We love you and we share your sorrow.

Charlotte Moran Hess
7 years ago

Dear Mary Kate and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the wonderful memories – for it is those that will help your hearts to heal.

God Bless and watch over you.

Linda Manley
7 years ago

Dear Mom,

It’s been almost 35 years now since you and dad came into my life and I’ve thanked God for that every day. I know you will miss Dad immensely. He was the gentlest man I’ve ever met. I remember one day, years ago, freaking out in your living room because there was a gigantic wasp flying around. I was screaming and throwing whatever I could find to kill it. I was getting ready to pick up your sofa when Dad came in and watched me; with some amusement I’m sure. He then gently guided it out of the house and from then on kept flying creatures as far away from me as possible. Dad also had a great sense of humor. I loved playing Balderdash with him the game where you make up pretend definitions of a word. His definitions were always the funniest and I still laugh thinking about them. It is memories like these that will help all of us in the days to come. And hopefully very soon, our sadness and tears will be replaced, once again, with smiles and laughter.


Linda Pat’s wife

The Vulvara Family
7 years ago

Dear Pat, Linda, Kevi and Ryan,

Please know that our love and prayers and with you, your Mom, and all your family. He must have been a great guy to be loved so much by so many good people. Our sincerest condolences.

Rick & Nancie Bechtel
7 years ago

Dear Pat, Linda, Kevin & Ryan—Our thoughts are with you today & tomorrow.

Eva Lazear
7 years ago

God bless you and your family, Mike. May the love of God surround you all during this difficult time.

Zane Unterzuber
7 years ago

I worked with Bill for 18 years before taking employ. in Watkins Glen NY.He was a very dependable and an excellent employee.He had many friends at Solvay.I also worked with his brother in law Mike Slezak.My wife and I send our prayers and condolences to his family.

Lou and Heather Turner
7 years ago

Mrs. Manley, Mike and family,

Some good memories of your dad.husband. He was a great guy. It was always fun being around your house. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Jim Griffiths
7 years ago


Sorry this message was delayed but I wanted to make sure you and your family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers with the passings of your father. Godspeed

Scott R. Harper
7 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you are all doing well and my deepest condolences to all.

Thank you for the contribution to HomeReach in my Mother’s name. It was very kind!

God Bless!

Bob and CatherineTurner
7 years ago

Pat, Mary Kate, and Mike,

I have many good memories of growing up with you guys and of your parents. Sounds like your dad had a good happy long life with a family that loved him. What more could we all ask for! Our sympathy to you all.

Debbie Johnson
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

John Bell
7 years ago


Even though distance and time has seperated us…You and Bill are a big part of my past and who I am. I will always remember our “get togethers” as a child. I will always remember Bill as a gentle and caring man. You and the family are always in my prayers.

John Bell

bob ney
7 years ago

To Pat and the Manley Family,

I was sorry to learn about the passing of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time.


bob ney and family