Friday, October 28, 2016

Manuel Respes, R.I.P.

Respes,, Manuel , - the sixth son born to Rabbi Abel and Viola Respes both of blessed memory, departed this life on October 25, 2016 after battling myxoid liposarcoma, a rare cancer. In his final days, he was surrounded in love with his wife, children, son-in-law, and granddaughters as well as siblings, nephews, and nieces, which gave him happiness, peace and comfort. Manuel attended Mullica Twp Schools and Oakcrest High School where he was a top track athlete.

 He enjoyed playing recreational softball and basketball. He was dedicated to the Mullica Twp community by serving on the Mullica Twp School Board of Education for more than 7 years, and was the Vice President of the Mullica Twp Education Foundation from its inception. Manuel was an annual volunteer for the American Cancer Society for 30 years+.
Services were held Thursday, October 27th at 12:00 PM at Platt Memorial Chapels in Cherry Hill, NJ. Interment will follow at Laurel Memorial Park, Pomona, NJ. Shiva details will be provided at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in memory of Manuel Respes to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741
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I would like to thank Chief Thompson and the Officers of Mullica Township for escorting my Uncle Manuel Respes to his resting place with pride and respect. When I saw Chief Thompson arrive, I recognized him from high school and we quickly greeted. My uncle was very active in the community and with the school district. Following in the footsteps of my grandfather, Rabbi Abel Respes, Uncle Manny has certainly touched many lives. Mullica Township Police have always been very good to our family and I just want to say, this not only comes from me, but the ENTIRE RESPES FAMILY. So many of us were in awe of your support and the honor you gave as you stood "parade-at-ease" during the procession. My heart is full and we could never thank you enough. To the men and women in Blue at Mullica Township Police and their entire department, we salute you and say Thank you. With love, Yael Respes Farr and The Respes Family

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