Manuel J. Moreno Jr, 91 of Saxonburg ascended to glory on January 13th. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1928 to his late parents Manuel J. Moreno Sr and Elizabeth Gonzales. During his childhood he attended Scotland School, an orphanage. Where he excelled at sports and athletics, so much so he broke and set records. He played football, basketball, baseball, track and threw javelin. He was in electric shop, vice president of the senior class, was in the boy’s chorus when they won the state championships and was on the yearbook staff. He was noted in school for his black curly hair. He was honorably discharged in 1950 from the United States Air Force as a Corporal. After meeting at Scotland School at age 16 he married Helen Eichler at age 18 in 1946 and they were married for over 73 years until her death in 2019. They had their first child at age 19. Together they have three children; Joseph Moreno of CA, Manuel Moreno of OH and Jo Anne (Jeffrey) Stewart of Butler. Manuel is survived by four grandchildren; Brad (Michelle) Harbison, Carrie (Mark Wursten) Harbison, Melissa Moreno and Manuel Moreno. He was the great grandfather to Zachary (Nicole) Harbison, Adam Harbison, Luke Harbison, Shelby Crispin, Caleb Wursten – Harbison, Maia Wursten – Harbison, Josephine Wursten – Harbison, Madison Moreno, Balin Moreno, Brydon Moreno, Emma Moreno, and Grace Seybert. Great grandfather of Olivia Sue Harbison, making five generations from Manuel to Olivia. He is also survived by sisters Tencia Sanfratello of AZ and Antonia Zevney of FL. He was preceded in death by numerous siblings.
We have many fond memories of Dad / Grandpap, so many that we are making a notebook of them. We noticed that each story tells of a loving patient man that enjoyed us, and that love was reciprocated by us.
The years have taken a toll on the body but knowing that the soul lives on because of what Jesus Christ has done for us. "We do not grieve as those who have no hope"
“All things will be restored and we will all praise the name of the Lord and live in the shadow of the Almighty forever. This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes".
Burial services will be held privately with a memorial service by Pastor Jeffrey Stewart officiating. Arrangements by the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001 WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM
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