Bruce Harvey Manuel
Bruce Harvey Manuel passed away peacefully at the age of 70 on July 18, 2022.
Bruce began life in Corpus Christi, TX; but spent most of his youth in Charlestown, WV with his siblings, Marsha and Larry. After high school, Bruce joined the United State Navy, working as an electronics technician aboard the USS Benjamin Stoddert. He sailed across the South Pacific to many far-flung locations, including Hawaii, Taiwan, Guam, and Hong Kong. His ship was often just off the coastal waters of Vietnam. During his time in the US Navy, he met his wife of 47 years, Janice, in Subic Bay, Philippines.
In the late 1980s, Bruce settled with his family in Overland Park, KS, where he worked as a project manager at Sprint. He left Sprint briefly in the early aughts, to become a youth minister at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, KS. During this time, he travelled many times on mission trips to Guatemala.
He leaves behind his wife, Janice; his children: Julie Lyles, Greg Manuel, and Kim Manuel; his sister, Marsha Manuel; his half-brother, James Manuel; his granddaughter, Amber McGartland and her two daughters: Elie and Emma.
Service & Memorial Contributions
Bruce requested that no funeral services be held. The family requests that you send no cards or flowers, but instead do some small kindness today in Bruce’s honor.