William Charles Manger

December 10, 1947November 14, 2018
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William Charles Manger Jr, 71, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Born December 10, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA, he lived in Ventura for 27 years. Previously he served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1972 during the Vietnam War. He had retired in 2009 as a food service supervisor. He enjoyed simple things like cooking, caring for his dog, and always making new friends along life’s journey.

He is survived by his daughters, Heather Burleigh (Fred) of Clayton, DE, and Melissa Manger of Smyrna, DE; step-son Christian Decker (Sonia) of Ventura, CA; step-daughter Michaela Leader (Darren) of Thousand Oaks, CA; sister Flossie Lyon of Eagles Mere, PA; and Margaret Brophy of Garnet Valley, PA; grandchildren Elijah, Jared, Jeffrey, John, Jewel; and step-grandchildren Charli, Rocco, Karen and Jorge.

A grateful thank you to Jesse and Autumn Cleverley for taking care for Bill’s cherished dog (Griffin) during Bill’s final months.

Viewing is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr, Ventura, CA 93003.

Interment will take place at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 28 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr, Ventura, CA 93003.

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day,

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear


  • William Charles Manger Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • William Charles Manger Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Sara Brophy Hee

November 20, 2018

Bill is also survived by his younger sister Margaret Brophy (Manger) of Garnet Valley, PA, as well as many nieces and nephews from all 3 of his sisters Elizabeth, Florance and Margaret.

Rest easy uncle billy♡

Melissa Manger

November 20, 2018

Irrevocablly relevent only in the passing Love transcended time and space and in one instant with a breath of a whisper on borrowed time you and I became known... Everything that is, was... and will become.... Time is a thief in the night and we are the culprits.... Secrets of the universe you possess... live everything because all that remains becomes Nothing where we are lain... Life is tragically beautiful too much is lost when you focus on the rain and miss the storm.... RIP Dad I wish I knew you and you me xxoo As Always your Daughter Melissa

Les Groff

November 18, 2018

Bill was a dear friend and my Marine Corps brother. While stationed at Cherry Point MCAS we made many road trips home to Philadelphia together, at that time in our lives we probably knew each other better than our own families knew us. Bill went on to serve as best man at my wedding in 1972. Bill and and I remained friends although time and distance prevented us spending much time together, I did get to visit with Bill several times at his home in California. My wife and I are both saddened by Bills passing and will cherish great memories from our many years of friendship.