Richard C. ManningApril 2, 1952 ~ March 31, 2017 (age 64)
Richard C. Manning “Teach”
Passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017, at St. Clair Memorial
Hospital, just two days before his 65th birthday. He succumbed to conditions related to
congestive heart failure.
Rick graduated from California University, California, PA, in 1974, with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Education, with an emphasis in industrial arts. Somewhere along the way in his career, he
became known by many as “Teach.”
Rick had many talents, but working with wood was his favorite. He renovated his mother’s
kitchen, designing and building cabinets made out of cherry wood. There were many other
handmade items in the house.
Among Rick’s attributes was caring for other people, which included helping people with various
projects, of which he lent out many tools and provided an array of technical and professional
When he wasn’t working on projects, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and going to flea markets in
search for bargains and finds of the past.
He retired from his position as an industrial arts teacher for 32 years at Mt. Lebanon High
School, where he did his student teaching. His first teaching job was at Fox Hills High School,
which lasted approximately three years.
In addition to his wood working skills, he could repair just about anything, often using his
creativity for improvement.
He was a life long member of Ruthfred Lutheran Church, where he married his wife Shirley
(Huser) on June 17, 2006. After a few years of marriage, Shirley suddenly passed away on
April 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Manning (1974) and his
mother, Lois Manning (2012).
Rick is survived by cousins Carolyn Pleasant, of Portland, Oregon, David Harding (Dianne) of
Columbus, Ohio, and Kathy Anglin (Jim), of Upper St. Clair, as well as many friends and former
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, April 4, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Paul Henney Memorial Chapel 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park where a Prayer service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 10 a.m., followed by a final word and benediction at the chapel, Jefferson Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ruthfred Lutheran Church Pastors Fund, 3401 Patterson Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102 or Animal Advocates,
P.O. Box 8480, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, or a charity of your choice.