Theresa Manley of Shadyside, OH, passed away on May 20, 2020.
Theresa was born January 14, 1926 to Sylvester and Theresa Slezak.
Surviving are her daughter Mary Kate Manley (Tera Mar) of McKinleyville, CA, Patrick Manley of Columbus, OH, Michael (Amy) Manley of Springfield, OH, and brother Michael Slezak of Tyler, TX. Also surviving Theresa are grandsons Kevin Manley and Ryan (Amy) Manley, their mother, Linda Cipriani, and sisters-in-law Marilyn Schlanz and Patty (Don) Roth. She is also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews around the country.
In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, infant son Joseph, brothers Steve and Sylvester Slezak and sisters Mary Krupa, Julia Kipp, Katherine Sabatina, and Agnes Snyder.
Theresa lived her entire life in Shadyside. She started her education in a one-room schoolhouse in Webb and graduated Shadyside High School in 1944 as valedictorian. After graduation she immediately gained employment with a local mining company in the bookkeeping department. She used that as a starting point for a career as office manager for many companies in the area and retired from North American Coal Company.
Through her life she enjoyed camping with Bill and the kids at Seneca Lake and Salt Fork and then, later in life, traveling and camping around the country with family. She adored her grandchildren and loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own.
Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.
Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes – 3900 Central Ave. Shadyside, Ohio 43947.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Senior Services of Belmont County for Meals on Wheels and/or Valley Hospice Liza’s Place
Care Center South in Wheeling by going to “TMCFunding.com”.
Share your thoughts and memories of Theresa with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com
WE LOVED THERESA SO MUCH. ALTHOUGH i WAS ONLY A COUSIN TO HER HUSBAND BILL, SHE WAS A WONDERFUL FRIEND TO ME AND MY HUSBAND. I HAD KNOWN HER FOR YEARS BUT WE HAD JUST STARTED SPENDING TIME WITH HER THESE 3 YEARS. WE HAD THOUGHT SHE WOULD LIVE TO BE L00 SO IT WAS A SHOCK AND DISAPPOINTMENT THAT WE DID NOT SEE HER LAST SUMMER. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU THERESA.
To Mary Kate, Pat and Mike: This was so devastating to us, even though we were aware of her sudden turn for the worst. Sometimes, one simply cannot prepare for this about someone as loved and revered as Aunt Theresa was to us . . . even though we knew it was inevitable. We feel that we were given one of the greatest gifts and greatest privileges of all–being able to spend some wonderful times with her–especially over the last few years . . . even if it was something as little as calling her to check up on her, or dropping off some “Home-Cooked Meals On Wheels”, as we used to jokingly call them, from Shirley’s Kitchen. We all know that the term “great” can tend to be overused today, but not in the case of describing Aunt Theresa. She was truly a “great” lady and a “great” Aunt. She made a lasting impression on us; we will never forget her and ALWAYS keep her close to our hearts. Miss ya, Aunt Theresa!
we love you so much Theresa and will dearly miss you as we missed Bill. We treasure all the time we spent with you and Bill and Marilyn and Bob.Camping. Thank you Lord Jesus for the time we had with all of you.
Theresa and Bill were our neighbors for many years and we got out of touch when she moved downtown. I can’t tell you how saddened we are to hear of her passing! We will mss her but we were blessed to have known her.
Theresa was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She and Bill were always offering a helping hand and kind words. She will be missed. We were blessed to have known her.
I worked for Theresa many years ago at North American Coal. She was a great boss and friend. Many fond memories. Condolences to the family.
Link to mass in her honor.
Mary Kate & Pat – condolences to you and the family on the passing of your mother.
Mary Kate and Pat,
Many caring thoughts and prayers for you all. You and your families now have the most fierce and diligent Guardian Angel to watch over you. God Bless and wrap his arms around you in comfort.