Edward L. Manusakis, 1957-2020

AUBURN, Ala. — Edward “Ed” Lee Manusakis, 63, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Terri Lee Manusakis; children, Joseph (Lisa) Manusakis and Megan (Joseph) Drumm; grandchildren, Greyson and Cole Manusakis and Ben and William Drumm; his mother, Catherine Manusakis; siblings, William (Sherry) Manusakis, Kathy (Phil) Parks, Mary (Tom) Dobson and Susan (Mark) Kamer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Manusakis Sr.; brother, Nicholas Manusakis Jr.; and his father- and mother-in-law, William and Betty Lee.

Ed was born Jan. 24, 1957, in Warren. He was a graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School and attended Capital University and Youngstown State University. He began his professional career in 1976 with Delphi Automotive, where he worked for 34 years. Most recently he worked for Rexnord Industries.

Ed’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. Whether it was playing trucks or throwing a ball with his grandsons or helping his son or son-in-law with a home project, Ed was happiest in these moments. His love and devotion to them was apparent by all who knew him. He was a friend to all and always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed gardening and working on home projects. Ed led by example. He was selfless, humble and warm-hearted. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Auburn Tigers football fan and was well-known for his homemade caramels. Above all else was Ed’s love for his wife, Terri. Together they spent time traveling, playing backgammon, watching football and simply enjoying each other’s company. Ed quietly and humbly embraced his Catholic faith.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4600 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, Ala. 35226.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Empty Bowls Program, Opelika Parks and Rec., 1102 Denson Drive, Opelika, Ala. 36801.

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