Thomas J. Manhardt of Bolivia, NC, formerly of Scotch Plains, NJ passed away peacefully on February 20th with his family by his side. He was pre-deceased by his mother Isabel, father Joseph and sister Maryellen Gavan. He is survived by his wife Colleen, daughter Heather Ann Fowler, son in law Peter C. Fowler, granddaughter Jane Ann Fowler, grandson Paul C. Fowler, several nieces and nephews and close family and friends.
Thomas was born and raised in Elizabeth ,NJ. He was a graduate oF Seton Hall Prep and University. His career in accounting and finance also led him into teaching at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Caldwell College.
Tom and his wife, Colleen, moved from Scotch Plains and retired to Bolivia, NC seventeen years ago where he enjoyed traveling, spending time at the beach and golfing with his close friends.
Services will be held at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home. A viewing will be held on Monday, February 27th from 4-7pm with a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, February 28that Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains at 10 am. Interment, St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Lower Cape Fear Life Care and Hospice , 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, Nc 28401would be greatly appreciated.