Obituary photo of James Manuel%2c+Jr., Columbus-OH
In Loving Memory of

James Edward Manuel, Jr.

1952 - 2022
Obituary photo of James Manuel%2c+Jr., Columbus-OH
In Loving Memory of

James Edward Manuel, Jr.

1952 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomer - Northeast Chapel
3047 East Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH  43231
614-818-1188
Memorial Service:
Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00am
Newcomer - Northeast Chapel
3047 East Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH  43231
614-818-1188
Newcomer - Northeast Chapel (614-818-1188) is assisting the family
James Edward Manuel, Jr. Life story video
James Edward Manuel, Jr., age 70, passed on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Westerwood Assisted Living after a prolonged illness.

James (Jim) was born into James E. Manuel, Sr., and Edith M. Manuel’s Christian home on January 29, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio.

James graduated with honors from Glenville High School. He left Cleveland to begin his academic studies at Cornell University. Jim attended some prestigious universities before completing his studies at The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and minor interest in aeronautical science.

After graduation, Jim set out to begin his adult path of unexpected blessings, making lifelong memories, and experiencing the love and dedication of his family. Jim met his wife/best friend, Ruth Naomi Allen, while working at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Jim and Ruth loved the outdoors and traveling. Their dedication to each other remained for forty-six years.

Jim left ODH and went on to work in the banking industry; Ameritech; Columbus Chamber of Commerce; and retired from the Ohio Department of Development as the Deputy Director. Jim’s retirement turned full-time for his hobbies and interests. Jim increased his time as a pilot and flight instructor out of Marysville, Ohio. He also became more avid with his woodworking and cabinetry which was self-taught.

Jim was raised in a Baptist home with a family of deacons and deaconess. This planted the seed for Jim’s thirst to read, learn and study the Bible. Jim’s membership and service at the Vineyard fed this space.

Jim is survived by his stepchildren, Christine Allen, James (Carroll) Allen, Austin (Phyllis) Allen; brother, Glenn (Linda) Manuel; sister, Rita Manuel; step grandchildren, Bradley (Chivon) Toles, Whitney (Everett) West, Jordan Allen, Victoria Allen, John Ndive; nieces, Tammy Manuel, Ashley (Derek) Deas and a host of family and friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Naomi Manuel and parents James E. Manuel, Sr., Edith M. Manuel.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10:00am to 11:00am at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Columbus Northeast Chapel, 3047 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43231 with a memorial service immediately following at 11:00am also at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Columbus Northeast Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The James Hospital or Westerwood Senior Living in James's honor.

James’s family would like to express our most sincere appreciation to Capital City Hospice, Westerwood Assisted Living, Mike Tobin and Florence (Lavita) Latham.

James's services will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time. Click here. to view the service.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Newcomer - Northeast Chapel
3047 East Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH  43231
614-818-1188
Memorial Service:
Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00am
Newcomer - Northeast Chapel
3047 East Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH  43231
614-818-1188
Newcomer - Northeast Chapel (614-818-1188) is assisting the family

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