James M. Manelick

Born: Wed., Apr. 19, 1933
Died: Fri., Apr. 3, 2015

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James M. Manelick, 81, of Youngsville, passed away Friday April 3, 2015 at The Rouse Warren Co. Home after an extended illness.

Jim was born July 19, 1933 in Brokenstraw Twp., a son to the late Metro and Mary (Seminuk) Manelick, and was a 1951 graduate of Youngsville High School.  Before being drafted into the US Army in May of 1953, he worked as a summer employee of the former Pittsfield Concrete Block Co., the Youngsville Star Mfg. Co., and Artico Brothers.

After basic training and engineering school at Ft. Belvoir, VA, he was sent to Chelveston, England, assigned to the 817th Engineer Aviation Battalion Co. B, for strategic air command base construction at Chelveston Air Force Base. Jim attained the rank of Corporal, and served during the Korean War until 1955. Jim had played football in high school and also for the Chelveston Comets while in the service.

Jim went on to attend Penn State Behrend on the GI bill and graduated in 1957 with an engineering associate’s degree. He had been employed for 38 years at the National Forge Co. as a design engineer, retiring in 1995.

Jim was active with the former Hot Stove Baseball League, the Youngsville Recreation Commission, the Youngsville American Legion Post # 658, the Youngsville Men’s and Senior’s Golf League and the Forge League.  He also attended the EUM Church and the First United Methodist Church in Youngsville.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Elsa A. Nelson Manelick, whom he married July 16, 1955 in Youngsville, a son, Jeffrey (Joletta) Manelick and a daughter, Kristin (Jeffrey) Truesdale of Severna Park, MD., 6 grandchildren, Claire (Tony) Fanelli of Youngsville, Collin Manelick of Youngsville, Cassandra and her Fiancé Daniel Novak, of New Paris, PA,  Jillian (Matt Stec) Manelick of Garland, Justin Truesdale  of North Hollywood, CA, Alyssa Truesdale of Falls Church, VA, and 3 great grandchildren, Joseph and Laura Fanelli and Chase Stec, 2 brothers, Harry (Joanne) Manelick of Jamestown, N.Y., and Richard (Chris) Manelick of Pittsfield.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John, William and Nick Manelick and 2 sisters, Doris Lucie and Lena Anderson.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be private.

The family would like to extend their heart felt appreciation to the staff of the Rouse Home, for the loving care they provided Jim during the last 6 years.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Ave., or Friends of the BVSP, P.O. Box 1, or the Youngsville High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 73, all in Youngsville, Pa. 16371

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville are in charge of all arrangements.  Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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Dave and Rose Freeborough
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Jeff and family, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Just know that now he is no longer suffering and is enjoying being in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rose and Dave

Tom Taydus
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
I knew Jim through Hot Stove Baseball. He was one of those rare individuals who did everything he could to make sure we kids had great baseball fields. Jim did a lot of those thankless jobs to get baseball fields ready for play. I remember his great smile and his words of encouragement to all kids. I am sorry I never got a chance to thank him for all he did for us Little League baseball players. He had a great positive influence on many young lives. I am sorry for your loss. Youngsville has lost a great citizen and an incredible, caring human being.

Linda Chambers
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Prayers for all your family in this loss.

Sheryl Hulings
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a big part of our family here at the Rouse and especially on the 100 unit. He will be greatly missed. Elsa, please stop in and say hello whenever you can. You are a part of our family too. Again, thinking of all of you.

Jack Bailey
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
My sincere sympathy to Elsa, Jeff, and Chris.

Cheryl & Ralph Clark
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Dear Jeff & Jolletta & family,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father.....please accept our deepest condolences...praying that the memories you hold of him give you much strength to get throught the following days ahead. Our prayers are with you, God Bless.

Tom Rosenberg Family
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Jim and Elsa were wonderful neighbors to me and my family. I miss the chats Jim and I had while taking a break from doing yard work. Elsa, you and Jim will always be remembered by Tanner, Taylor, and me. Our prayers go out to you and your family during this time of loss. May God comfort you and give you absolute peace.

Alan & Patty McCullough
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Mrs. Manelick, Mr. Manelick & Chris: We send our love and our sympathies to you during this time. My mother Sally sends her sympathies as well! Sending you prayers & love!

   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
Dear Elsa,
My sister phoned me to tell me of Jim's passing.

I am so glad that Roxanne & I had a chance to visit with you 2 months back. Many, many HUGS......for your loving care and devotion to Jim.

I thought I had your home phone #, but I don't. I'll try to find it on-line. We would like to meet you for a visit on our next trip to see my Mom.


Harold Erickson
   Posted Sun April 12, 2015
Elsa and Family,
I was very sorry to hear of Jims passing.
Please accept my deepest condolences.

Maureen Mager (now Blum)
   Posted Wed April 29, 2015

I came across the Nelson website and am sorry to hear about your father's passing. I remember meeting him on a few occasions over 35 years ago when both of us and your sister, Kris, worked at Youngsville Swim Club: he struck me as being a wonderful, loving, happy, solid generous man.

I have a teenaged young man (16 years old). So, my sister (Lynn) and I were talking/laughing the other night about crazy teenage stuff that happened in Youngsville/Warren/Sugar Grove and your name came up on how you helped her avoid some trouble.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

All the best,
Maureen Mager (Blum)

Stu Bailey
   Posted Sat May 02, 2015
Dear Elsa, I feel fortunate to have known Jim. I remember and appreciate him coming to my Dad's funeral. My God comfort you and family as long as the empty space in your life lasts.

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