Phillip (Todd) McManus

Born: Thu., Feb. 21, 1963
Died: Sat., Apr. 14, 2012


11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 28, 2012
Location: Evangelical United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 28, 2012
Location: Evangelical United Methodist Church

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Phillip “Todd” McManus, formally of Youngsville, passed away peacefully in his home in Fayetteville, N.C.  on April 14, 2012, at the age of 49, after a courageous battle with cancer.
   Todd, born February 21, 1963 in Warren, PA, was the son of Beverly Sitler and Lawson Parker of Fayetteville, NC and James and Marilyn McManus of Jamestown, NY.  He was a 1981 graduate from Youngsville High School where he played drums in the high school band, was an avid skier,  outdoorsman, and Eagle Scout in troop 31 of the Boy Scouts of America.  Todd was a wonderful cook, and was employed throughout Warren County and Chautauqua County for several years.  He then decided that he needed to stretch his crazy legs and drove semi-truck so he could see our great country and could stop and visit his many friends.  He loved being on the open road.  When Todd’s Crohn’s Disease rendered him unable to continue his travels he settled in Fayetteville, N.C., he poured his passion into NASCAR. He built several models of cars and rarely missed a race.  Todd lived his life with a true unyielding spirit, but none so much as his love for his children, family and many friends.
   Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer and Lillian McManus of Jamestown, NY, and Lee and Carol Sitler of Warren, PA.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving children, Ashton McManus of Jamestown, N.Y., and his son, Devon McManus, USAF, stationed in Hawaii, his wife, Heidi McManus, Jamestown, N.Y., sisters, Terrie McManus, Meadville, PA, and Dori McManus, Jamestown, N.Y., and brother Troy McManus, Us Army, stationed at Ft. Lee, VA,  aunts, uncles, and  several nephews, nieces and cousins.
   A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the EUM Church on 2nd St, in Youngsville, with the Rev. Annette Gerber, pastor, officiating. Friends will be recieved from 11:30 AM until the time of the service.  In memory of Todd, the family asks that NASCAR apparel please be worn in his honor for the memorial service.  
   The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation 2424 N Davidson St, Ste 110, Charlotte , NC 28205. Checks payable to CCFA.  All donations have been dedicated to Crohn’s research. The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St., in Youngsville have been entrusted will all arrangements.  E-condolences to the family may be made at

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Chef Bradley & Mrs. Barbara(Lindgren)Smith
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
Our sincere sympathys to your family. Todd was a great guy & good to work with( Conewango Valley Country Club). He could sing like no other. We will miss him and his antics for many years to come. It is reassuring to know that he is now without pain and no longer suffering. He was a fighter to the end.

Kathy McIntyre
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers going out to your family.utiliqu

Mike Mouy Mourer
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Todd was a great friend to all of us. Even in his time of need he could put a smile on your face.Celebrate his life because he lived it to its fullest. Love and miss you guys.

Michele Zurcher
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
I am So Sorry For Your Loss.My Thought's And Prayer's are with you.Someone Posted a Picture of Todd and said Not many saw that side of him.Guess I was Luck because that is how I remember Him,smelling the Flowers,The softer side.

Rhonda Hayden
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
So sorry for your loss , You will be missed Crazy Legs.

Susan Suarez
   Posted Sat April 14, 2012
So sad to have a good friend pass away. What a shock it has been to us all. We send or love and sympathy to all his family, Terry, Troy, Mom, Dad and his children. He was a special person, full of love, hope, perserverance, strength and just a great guy. We will miss him dearly. Thank you for all the years we were lucky to have you in our lives. Love you...

Stacy Watson-Bailey
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012

Paul Dunham
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
Mud was a good friend of my family, being someone who I could always count on being with my brother when we were growing up. Troop 31 would have not been the same without him!! For some funny reason, I still remember him leaving my dad, our scoutmaster, scratching his head when he asked Mud to say the grace for lunch at Camp Merz. "Rubadubdub, thanks for the grub, amen. Let's eat!" That just reminds me how, as were growing up and later through his posts as he battled the cancer, that he was always quick to make us laugh when we were supposed to be serious, and how much fun he was to be around.

My family joins in praying for and blessing all of Todd's family and friends. Go in peace, buddy. And may Resurrection/ Easter hope remind us all that death does not get the last word, and that as he shared that faith, we will see him again someday. I can just see that when he says something that cracks Jesus up, I hope my dad and mom are both close by there to shake their heads with a smile on their face, for old time's sake.

Brenda Nixon
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
Thoughts and prayers for your family. Crazy Legs put smiles on so many faces...just being HIM. I was glad to know him and will never forget how he touched my life.

Tracey Raley Mills
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
Deepest Sympathies to the family of the new Angel above watching over me. The bond shared by Ostomates is an undescribable one both making sure the other one is taking care of themselves... even at the wildest events!!! I will never forget when we met DW together, Camping out and travelling to the different RACE venues sharing our passion. You will always be remembered and Keep on Dancing "Love Shack" Baby!!!

Montana Red
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
Todd was a dear friend and will be deeply missed. The many, many, many good times we had together will remain a cherished memory.

Ursula Suitt
   Posted Tue April 17, 2012
Many hugs and prayers to your family during this trying time. Todd was one of my dearest friends. We smiled together, laughed, saw a few races, a few concerts, and had many long talks. I will miss him so very much. Such a wonderful person inside and out. He taught me to take life one day at a time, to not rush life, quit trying to have a plan for everything, quit stressing the small stuff, and to enjoy each day to the fullest. I will always remember his great outlook on life no matter what hand he had been dealt. When I look to the heavens i'll think of Todd walking to the pearly gates saying "wow, this is cool. Y'all got the Speed channel up here?!"
my sincerest condolences, Ursula Suitt

Deb Iannone
   Posted Wed April 18, 2012
I am glad to have known Todd and was able to be with him during his last few months. Todd kept a great outlook on life and always gave great advice. He always had that calming voice and would always say "don't sweat the small stuff" don't let it get to you. Todd helped me in many ways and I am just so thankful that he was part of my life.

I will always remember that first day we met.........

My heart goes out to the family and friends. Todd will always be remembered. Rest in peace Todd. We love you!

Brenda Bonavita-Gertsch
   Posted Wed April 18, 2012
There isn't a time when I am "participating in a brief dining experience" (your words not mine), that I won't remember all of the fun we had, and the hell we raised a various restraunts throughout Warren and Chautauqua County. You were one of the best chefs I worked with; and I told you that (and Mike too). I am sure I will see you again my friend in that great restraunt in the sky. And remember sherbert is to cleanse the pallet. God Speed dear friend.

Rev. & Mrs. Wayne Eppehimer
   Posted Fri April 20, 2012
Our love and prayers are with you during these days of sorrow. May the God of all comfort touch your life with His love and grace.

Susie Bailey Combee
   Posted Sat April 21, 2012
Becky and family,
My heart aches for your loss. You all are in my prayers. May the Lord wrap you in His comforting arms as you thank Him for Todd in your lives, and He fills your minds and hearts of wonderful memories.
In His care!

Bob and Donna Johnson
   Posted Tue April 24, 2012
Dear Marilyn, Jim, and Todds' dear loved ones and siblings; We were so saddened to hear of Todds'''' home going. We remember him as a tall, gangley pre-teenager, and his wonderful humor. He was obviously well liked by all, and will be sorely missed. He was too young to leave at this time but God has a plan for us all, and we wouldn''''t wish Todd to continue suffering in poor health. Please give our love to His wife and children, His siblings, and of course yourselves; Marilyn and Jim. God has prepared a place for him, and will keep him in peace. With our love and prayers for you at this time...Love Bob and Donna I Thess 4:14

Kathleen Lawson
   Posted Tue April 24, 2012
Dear Jim and Marilyn,

Though I didn't know Todd, I did meet Dori many years ago ...and I had to write a message to you both and Dori and the other members of the family.

It's never easy to have a funeral ...but we're not supposed to likely be burying our son or daughter or even grandchild.

I've been there, as you know...first losing Jim and less than three years later, our one and only grandchild, Heather Renee Mundt (9 yrs old) having been there, I needed to send you thoughts from the heart as you both are such long time; dear friends.

I still cringe at both losses but have come to, pretty much accept that they are in the very place that I hope /plan to be someday but that "someday" of course is in God's timing ...but it seems so long sometimes from this end. Truly, I've been told that we're each only a breath or a whisper away...but as I said from this end feels so long.

May you both feel a special touch from our dear Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ only He can minister or transfer love and prayers to you both and of course, the rest of the family. You ARE much in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. This is not an easy time and I hope that you will feel the love and sympathy of friends will reach deep into your hearts and touch that very tender spot only our Lord can do.

Loving you both, very much,
Kathy Lawson

Gary and Sue Anderson
   Posted Tue April 24, 2012
Jim and Marilyn, Gary and I want to offer you our prayers and deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved son. Gary shared a bond with him as a fellow ostomate and friend. Please know that we share in your loss, he will be deeply missed by all. God Bless.

Tim Rosequist
   Posted Tue April 24, 2012
I am s sorry for your loss, Todd and I have been friends since our childhood. Mud has always been one of my best friends, and seemed to keep in touch no matter where our travels took us. I will always remember Mud for his positive attitude no matter what the situation, he was always great friend when all the chips were down he could always be counted on for a joke, and a smile. He will be missed by all the people who's lives he's touched, as well as all his life long friends. I regret to say, have to work Saturday April 28, from 11am to 7pm, I am trying to find some way to make it, but things are not looking good. Again my deepest condolences to everyone in Todd's life.

Barry Bates
   Posted Tue April 24, 2012

Todd McManus

Farewell, my friend I truly hate to see you go;
For your family and friends, who obviously loved you so.
Todd was one of a kind, I think everyone who knew him will agree;
He was fun to be around, multi-talented and full of energy.

When you had a chance to spend time with our friend 'Mudd’;
It was an experience... Always made you feel like a ’bud’.
Fortunate to have known him... I'll share some with you;
Skiing, scouting, playing drums, even a class or two.

I think Todd moved to Youngsville sometime in 3rd or 4th grade;
A favorite memory... 1976, banging drums and being in a parade.
He had style, great rhythm, and was fast with his sticks;
At Skiing he was a master, always had plenty of tricks.

His smile was unforgettable, his energy always fills the air;
His faith, friendship and family show how much he always did care.
To most these things I am sharing, are really no surprise;
His friendship with so many, show his heart was 3 times oversize.

Todd, you're one of few, a hero of mine;
Our many memories and friendship will last me a lifetime

Steve Egbert
   Posted Thu April 26, 2012
Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Becky, Terrie, and the rest of Todd's family as you say goodbye and celebrate his life.

Jim & Bonny Johnson
   Posted Sat April 28, 2012
Jim & Marilyn
Sorry for the loss of Todd, we knew him for a few yesrs and alway enjoyed it when he was around.

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