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Gerald J. "Jerry" McManus, Jr.
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    Marion Station, PA 19066
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    230 IHM Drive
    Malvern, PA 19355

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Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
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“Dear Jerry, how we loved the blessing of YOU in our family. Your absence now can not be measured in words. We gave thanks for you at Mass in Our...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: mary ellen schuler - langhorne, PA

“We are so sorry for your loss. He is gone too soon We will always remember the parties at the Big House with my parents. Jerry got my Father's sense...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Alma & John George - Ocean View, NJ

“We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was such a kind,gentle man with a great attitude on life. Our little village of Dennisville will be...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: dee and pete leitch - dennisville, NJ

“The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary extend condolences to the family of Gerald J. Jerry McManus. Please be assured of our prayers...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Sisters of IHM - Malvern, PA

“Jack,I am sorry that I could not attend Jack's viewing & service today but I am out of town attending classes and will not return until late...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Thomas Frisoli - VILLAS, NJ

“I am sorry I cannot be with you today. I attended a healing mass today to ask God to help heal the loss you are all feeling. I am praying for Jerey,...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Kathleen Rink - Wayne, PA

“I remember meeting Jerry at the Virginia Hotel, but insisting that I had met him before. It took a while before we realized that I remembered him...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Tracey Martin - Cape May, NJ

“I remember meeting Jerry at the Virginia Hotel, but insisting that I had met him before. It took a while before we realized that I remembered him...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Tracey Martin

“We are so saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. He was truly a good man and fine person. We have always admired his many contributions to the...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: John and BJ Webersinn - Swainton, NJ

“Jerry was a friend to all. I will always remember his kindness, friendship and wonderful smile. Rest in peace, my friend. Blessings to Jack. May...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Rita Fulginiti - Dennis Township, NJ

“Jerry was one of the first people I met at Congress Hall in Cape May, 1984. He was kind, patient, honest, and generous of spirit. He had a Santa...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Patrick Logue - Cape May, NJ

“Please be assured of my heartfelt sympathy and prayerful support, Jack at this time of deepest loss. I and all your former confreres hold you and...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Behan - Childs, MD - Friend

“Jack, sorry for your loss seems weak to say. You & Jerry are special and caring people. I will miss Jerry. I do have great memories and as I...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Vicki Gargan - Dennisville, NJ

“His quiet yet so valuable presence will surely be missed. His way of being is something to aspire to as he was always so easy and pleasant during...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Sarah Matthews - South Dennis, NJ

“Jerry was such a wonderful president of the Cape May County Master Gardeners. I learned too much from him to list, but is was lots. I will miss him. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Evelyn Lovitz - Cape May, NJ

“We will alway's remember Jerry who lived his life so beautifully. His kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all who were lucky to have...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Dan & Elaine Foley - Delray Beach, FL

“Our heartfelt condolences on Jerry's passing are being sent to his family at this sad time. May our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort be...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Diane McNeill - Doylestown, PA

“We are so saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful man with a huge heart, a fine sense of humor, and a willingness to help anyone in...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Joan Berkey - South Dennis, NJ

“Jerry I will never forget you saying "I think we have new neighbors" - You helped Lin and I so much. You were there for me in my time of need. Much...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: donald Gooch - DENNISVILLE, NJ

“My sincere regrets for your loss. Jack, your in my thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Cora Corson - Dennisville, NJ

“Wonderful talent, always a smile,kind ,considerate, blessed to have known him, my prayers to Jack and the rest of the family,Haven gains a Angel.... ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Sandi Kendrick - Belleplain, NJ

“We will miss your laugh, warm smile and friendship. Mike & Dot Green ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Mike & Dot Green - Arlington, VA

“Our community has lost a valued and beloved neighbor.We all mourn his passing. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Eric de Rienze - Dennisville, NJ

“Goodbye my dear friend, you will always remain in my heart. So sorry for your loss, Jack and family. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Smith - Cape May CH, NJ


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McManus Jr. Gerald J. (Jerry) 69 of Dennisville passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Jerry was born in Philadelphia and attended Holy Innocents Parish School and the Mercy Tech School on Broad Street. Most of Jerry's working career was centered around various religious, educational and hospitality institutions in the tri state area. His talented hands left their imprint on personal and commercial restoration projects in Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many of his family members, friends and neighbors also reaped the benefit of his special talents in old home renovation and restoration. In addition to working for many years as Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at Lower Cape May Regional High School and in the Cape May Hospitality industry, Jerry volunteered his talents and his time with many local non-profits: Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association, Cape May County Master Gardeners, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Ocean View, the Arc of Cape May County and the Cape May County Zoo among many others. Jerry served chicken at the Cape May County 4H fair for many years and was instrumental in the opening of the Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May. Jerry is predeceased by his parents Gerald, Sr. and Jean. He is survived by his partner of 40 years, Jack Connolly, brother Gene (Denise, Christopher and Brian), sisters Marianne Kochersperger (John and Emma), Theresa Margiotta (Chuck, Abby and Ryan, Chip, Amy and Carmella), Diane Molloy (Richard, Maggie, Gene and Shaun), a large loving family-in-law and many wonderful friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy, att: Coleen Maher, 515 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066 or Sisters of IHM, 230 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355 or consider becoming an organ donor. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9 to 9:45 AM at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 E. Mechanic Street, CMCH, NJ 08210. Mass of Resurrection will follow at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Steelmantown Cemetery, Woodbine, NJ. Comfortable attire favored.