Thomas Salvatore McManus

October 11, 1943October 27, 2018

Thomas S. McManus, 75, passed away peacefully on Oct 27, 2018 surrounded by his family in his home in Eastport, MI.

Tom was known as a proclaimer of God’s Kingdom. He had the ability to talk to anyone and was never afraid to strike up a conversation. No matter how the conversation began he found a way for it to lead to an expression of his faith and an invitation to learn more about God’s promises for the future. (Ps. 37:10,11) He loved to give and wholeheartedly believed in and lived by the principle “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving” (Acts 20:35) He simply loved life and would never tire of admiring creation and being in awe of the Creator.

Tom wore many hats. You may remember him as “the hot dog guy” of Tom and Jerry’s Doghouse in Traverse City or maybe he shined your shoes with VIP Shine. No matter how you may have known him, a conversation with Tom was usually unforgettable, leaving an impact on nearly everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife Carol McManus; his two children TJ (Lacy) McManus and Theresa (Juan) Martinez; children of Joy Albright; stepchildren Jeremy (Cassie) Jones and Allison (James) Martin. He was also a grandfather and great-grandfather.

You are invited to join us for a memorial of his life at the Elk Rapids High School auditorium (707 E. Third St Elk Rapids) Nov 10th @ 3:00 pm with a reception to follow.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018

Thomas Salvatore McManus

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Christine Olney

November 5, 2018

Did Tom have a relative named Tommy mc manus. He was the police officer in elk rapids Michigan in the 1950s. My dad was ira Stanley olney went by Stan and he owned Olney drugs in elk rapids with my grandfather lra olney. I was scared of Tommy cause he could take you to jail. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family at this very sad time.

Donna Kirkpatrick

November 3, 2018

The most memorable thing about Tom was the talk he gave on Jezabel. I was so enthralled. I will miss his greetings at the door on Sunday mornings. I actually knew Tom before he became my Christian brother. We bought a couple of cars from him when he worked fot the dealership in Elk Rapids. And yes they were good cars. ...