Edward V. Maneely

July 23, 1929January 5, 2019

Edward Vernon Maneely “Coach” July 23, 1929-January 5, 2019

Edward Vernon Maneely passed away peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 89 years. He was born July 23, 1929 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the son of Edward Lawrence and Mary Ann (Schab) Maneely. In 1947, he enlisted into the Army, serving 2 tours in the Korean War and 1 in Vietnam. He was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then transferred to the Army Corp of Engineers as part of the S.T.A.G. (Strategic Tactical Analysis Group) and retired (Sergeant First Class) in 1968, after 20 years of service. He was later employed by Bechtel Corporation over 23 years, until his retirement in 1992. He spent many years volunteering as a defensive line coach for Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, making many bonds and mentoring young college students. He also coached for Magruder and Wooton High Schools in Montgomery County, MD. He was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

His favorite pastimes included spoiling his grandchildren, telling jokes, spending time with friends and family at Outta the Way Café and the Olney Tavern, coaching and watching football, volunteering at Winter Growth Assisted Living Community and reading/studying philosophy, rhetoric and beer.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ann Shea; his wife of 24 years, Margaret McRae; a daughter, Robbie Hatfield; and two nephews. Surviving him are his sons, Michael Maneely, Robert (Peggy) Wyler, and Thomas Maneely; and his daughters Bonnie (Mike) Chaney, Jeannie (Bubby) Miller, and Mary Lee (J. Mark) Young; sister Carolyn Warren, 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, 2 nephews and 1 niece.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home, Funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olney, MD, Christian Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD.


  • Margaret M. (McRae) Maneely, Wife
  • Robbie Hatfield, Daughter
  • Michael Maneely, Son
  • Robert Wyler, Son
  • Peggy Wyler, Daughter-in-law
  • Thomas Maneely, Son
  • Bonnie Chaney, Daughter
  • Mike Chaney, Son-in-law
  • Jeannie Miller, Daughter
  • Bubby Miller, Son-in-law
  • Mary Lee Young, Daughter
  • J. Mark Young, Son-in-law
  • Carolyn Warren, Sister
  • Edward L. Maneely, Father
  • Mary (Schab) Maneely, Mother
  • Ann Shea, Sister
  • Edward was also preceded in death by two nephews.
    He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, 2 nephews and 1 niece.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Interment Friday, January 11, 2019

Edward V. Maneely

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Jeanette Hughes

January 10, 2019

Mary and family, I am very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was an amazing man. I always look forward to his visits to WV. I will always be grateful for his friendship and caring of Delores. I talked to him many times on the phone (even after his health began to fail) he always ask how I was doing and about my grandchildren. Praying for your comfort and peace.