Clara Manski

November 18, 1931March 7, 2019

Clara Sophie (Kamyk) Manski

If you knew Clara, you were very lucky! She was born on November 18, 1931 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Kamyk. She was a strong, tell it like it is woman. The youngest of seven children, she married the love of her life, Herman J. Manski. They were married for 49 years and had 5 children, Mike (Diane) Manski, Cindy Bagwell, Janet Hogan, Jim (Kelli) Manski and Lynne Green, 19 grandchildren, Nicole (Tim) Regula, Brittany (Steven) Lehr, Michael Jr, Carli (Brooks) Ward, Liz (Joe) Zimmerman, Emily (Brandon) Olsen, Matthew (Ashlee) Bagwell, Noelle (Doug) Zimorowicz, Chelsey (Fred Landwher) Hogan, Erin Manski, Ben Manski, Nicklaus Green, William Green and Ryan (Heather) Beiser and 5 great grandchildren: Owen Zimorowicz, Adalee Olsen, and Ava, Madison, and Connor Beiser.

She loved listening to and watching the Pirates. She also loved playing bingo, golf, and cards. Her family was the focus of her life, and she lived a full life with no regrets. She had many great friends and the best neighbors anyone could wish for. She was a happy lady and always let everyone know that “she was one lucky lady”.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 9:30am – 11:15am at H. P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc. 1032 Perry Hwy, Ross Twp. (412-364-4444), where a blessing service will be held at 11:15am immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at

The family would like to add a special “Thank You” to the friends and staff at the Cumberland Crossing Manor that she called home for the last 3 years. She made some wonderful friends there and had some of the best care givers anyone could ever ask for. They were absolutely amazing! Our Mom considered them to be her very special friends during her stay there. There are no words that can describe the care and friendship they gave to our Mom.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Blessing Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Susan Chambers

March 14, 2019

Flo and her daughter really enjoyed her company and humor at every lunch time at cumberland crossing. She will be greatly missed by us as she was flo's new lawnceville friend.

Kimberly Owens

March 13, 2019

To Lynne and the entire Manski family,
Hi Lynne. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great woman and role model. She always had something funny to say! I know words cannot soothe how you're feeling, but my Dad, Diana and Melissa are thinking of you. We hope you find comfort by being with your family and cherishing all of your beautiful memories. We love you. Kimberly

Judith Bundy

March 11, 2019

To the family of Clare Manski, Words can not express the heartfelt sympathies I feel in the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother. Clare was one in a million. We share the name Clare, and birth month November.. She will truly be missed....Love you, R. I. P. friend.😇

Tammy Perkins

March 11, 2019

It was a pleasure to know and care for Clara. She will always be loved and remembered. She is terribly missed! She will forever have a special place in my heart.

Christine Henriques

March 11, 2019

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Manski family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Rest in Peace our dear friend. We will miss you. Your legacy lives on in your wonderful children and grandchildren. A most loving, caring and humble family. Lots of Love Chris and Gary.

Linda Spittler

March 10, 2019

It was an honor to care for Clara she was a very special person and will always in my heart.

Alice and Chuck Boyle

March 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Aunt Clara’s family at this very sad time. We will pray for you. We would often see Aunt Clara at family gatherings. It was so good to be with her. We will miss her teasing, funny stories and her sweet smile. God rest her soul. Love, Alice and Chuck Boyle

jimmy sweitzer

March 9, 2019

Sorry for your loss Lynn. the number of times I had the pleasure of seeing your mom, she was a classic wonderful funny lady. She will be missed. Jimmy S.

Susan Malestein

March 9, 2019

We feel so blessed to have known Clara. She was a spitfire and her one-liners and sense of humor will be missed. Sending the family our condolences and prayers. May your memories of Clara give you strength during this difficult time. Love, The Malesteins