Edward E. Manko

October 24, 1935 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 85)


Edward E. Manko, age 85, passed away at home February 5, 2021.  He was born October 24, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA.  He graduated from St. Vincent Preparatory School in 1953.  Ed was a long- time resident of Akron, Ohio before retiring to Arizona. Ed loved his family, cooking, golf, the Steelers, St. Vincent Preparatory School, CNN, MSNBC, and sloppy sundaes. 

He is survived by his wife, Palma, of 43 years; children, Edward (Cheryl) Manko, Theresa (Roger) Wells, Marianne Manko, and James Manko; “Papa’s” three beautiful grandchildren, Kelly Wells, Leah (Brian) Zehentbauer, and Bethany Wells.  In addition, he was blessed with two great-grandchildren, Jamison and Maddox Zehentbauer. Also surviving, is his niece, Paulette (Paul) Thomas and their children, Adam and Grace Thomas.

A private memorial service and interment will take place at Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum, St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe, PA at a later date.  Memorial contributions can be made to Banner Hospice, 13950 W. Meeker Blvd., Suite 101, Sun City West, AZ, 85375.  Arrangements are entrusted to Regency Mortuary, Sun City, AZ.  Condolences can be sent to

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