At Fort Hamilton
Bill Manby
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 14, 1942
  • Date of passing: Oct 7, 2013
They call it Golf because all of the other four letter words were taken.

Bill Manby, 70, passed away on October 7, 2013.  He will always live in the hearts of the family, friends, and colleagues he touched, so we created this site to capture all the wonderful words about him.  Please join our virtual memorial by simply signing this guestbook below.  You can also share in just a few pictures and stories that stand out in our hearts, just as he always will.  

If you are in the Phoenix area, please join us for a Celebration of Life open house on Saturday, October 12th, from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  


Note: we have learned that in order to sign the guestbook below, you will be asked to create a password to access this website.  We hope you will, even just to "sign" your name, so we can capture the history of who visits our virtual memorial.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Niki Manby on 14th October 2016

"Happy Birthday-I miss you terribly."

This tribute was added by Lori Manby on 7th October 2015

"Two long years without you here. I listen to a saved voicemail from you almost every day. Miss you like crazy. ❤️"

This tribute was added by denise taylor on 7th October 2015

"Chaz and girls, Gosh, where does the time go?  Bill's name always brings a smile to my face.  He
was always such a kind, patient man, always had time to listen.   Hugs to you all, Denise xo"

This tribute was added by Lori Manby on 22nd June 2015

"Hi daddy! It's your day, Father's Day. I thought about you all day long. I miss you like something awful. I can't wait to see you again. You are the best. Love you."

This tribute was added by Lori Manby on 7th October 2014

"I can't believe it's been a year. I can't tell you how many times I've picked up the phone to call you for advice, to let you know something good that happened, and just to hear your voice. They say it will get easier but I think of you all day every day. I hear your laughing in my head and turn around expecting to see you there. I can't wait until we see each other again. I only survive this knowing you no longer feel pain and are up there having a blast golfing and making your sister and your mom and dad laugh...and I know Sadie girl is licking your forehead and sleeping in your knee pit. I'm sure you are sharing your maple donuts with Bailey too. I love you daddies <3"

This tribute was added by Kent Manby on 7th October 2014

"Has it been a year? Am I 70 also now? I think of Bill often. We had a common interest in tech generally and Apple specifically. We had long talks on FaceTime, sharing thoughts of all kinds. He remained positive throughout his treatment. What a great brother, father, husband and friend. God I miss him!!"

This tribute was added by Laurie Eickhoff on 1st October 2014

"Dear Uncle Bill - Thinking of you fondly this time of year and always. Daniel and I will be sure to raise a glass to you on the 14th! Much love - Daniel, Laurie, Adria & Brooklyn XXXX"

This tribute was added by Jim Sloss on 22nd January 2014

"I never knew you Bill but I do have the privledge to know your daughter on Facebook and I just want to say that you brought a very wonderful person into the world, she has a heart of gold and from reading the messages left about you I can honestly say that she got it from you. smile down on her and the rest of your family and wait for them to see you again with open arms."

This tribute was added by Frank Rovelli on 9th January 2014

"I was very saddened to hear that Bill passed away.  My thoughts and prayers are with Chaz and their daughters.  

Bill and I worked together at Frito-Lay in Topeka, KS and Dallas, TX for eight years. Bill was not only an outstanding manager; but a gentleman who made excellent decisions coupled with his winning ways.  He was respected and well liked not only by those who worked for him; but also by many other people throughout the company.  He had a great combination of management and communication skills that reflected his superior executive abilities.

Two years ago Bill and I played golf for 2 days at his home course in Arizona.  Bill was a very intelligent golfer and a very enjoyable guy to play with. He only took high percentage (i.e. smart) shots. He was not only savvy in business; but was also a very savvy golfer.  

During both golf rounds he expressed his appreciation and admiration for what Chaz and his daughters had done to insure he got to the “right doctors”.  Also how meticulously they monitored his treatments to insure he was getting first class care.

Moving from California to Arizona to get to the “right” doctors/treatments exhibited Bill and Chaz’s commitment level and problem solving skills.  

While Bill’s life was cut short by his illness; he certainly achieved an impressive amount. However, more importantly he did it with integrity.  What a great legacy.  It was my pleasure to have known and worked with Bill!

God’s Speed my friend!

Frank Rovelli"

This tribute was added by William Whiten on 8th January 2014

"To The Manby Family:   While we have never met, I worked with and around Bill during his Frito Lay years.  As with all his other friends, I found Bill to be a fine man, honest, generous and fair to work with.  I suspect this site will become very busy as the word of his passing circulates through the Frito Lay group who knew and respected him."

This tribute was added by Tammy Sanders on 26th December 2013

"Bill was a truly helpful & supportive mentor. His contribution to my PhD application no doubt helped me get into my current doctoral program. At the close of each semester, I typically send him a little note of hello. Now, I'll be sending up a prayer. What a good man he was. He's very much missed."

This tribute was added by bob abplanalp on 28th November 2013

"his Oil City Pa friends remember him fondly from the tennis courts to just how pleasant and straight forward he was. To his family and post oil city friends you have my deepest sympathy
bob abplanalp"

This tribute was added by Kent Manby on 29th October 2013

"How do I express my feelings in this small space? How do I recap the life Bill lived and his impact on me, his little Brother? Bill lived an exemplary life, had Chaz as his companion and his wonderful four girls. These ladies were beside him during the last six years and with him at the end. I know he waits on me in a better place! See you soon Bro'"

This tribute was added by Scott Manby on 28th October 2013

"To me, Uncle Bill was the epitome of kind.  His gentle nature and huge smile was how he often faced life's ups and downs.  His answer to everything was, "you bet!" which instantly made him one of the coolest people in the room.  He is, and always will be, greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Morgan Edwards on 27th October 2013

"Dear Manby family:  My condolences to you at this time.  Your beautiful soul of a daughter, Lori, reached out to me during her father's final illness and I have prayed for you all, asking our Heavenly Father to surround you all with angels to support, lift and comfort you.  They are with you and will remain there as you travel this new path without Bill.  My heart is with you also.  Morgan"

This tribute was added by Bob Fry on 23rd October 2013

"Spring days on the Mitchell Avenue tennis courts in Oil City, Pa.  Bill, at age 17, was the "elder statesman"  to the younger players on the team.  I have no doubt that he led a good life.  Bob Fry"

This tribute was added by Kit Phelps on 22nd October 2013

"Hello seldom seen family.  You are still in my heart, and in my thoughts in your time of loss.     Love,  Kit"

This tribute was added by Ronald (Buck) Gustafson on 18th October 2013

"Bill is going to be greatly missed by both of us.  We liked playing bridge with him at the Club House.  He was a true gentleman and We know Chaz will miss him as well.  Looking froward to seeing you Chaz, after Christmas.  Love, Buck and Belle"

This tribute was added by Bill Ross on 18th October 2013

"I played golf with Bill with the North Ranch group, Kitty and I enjoyed many dinners with Bill and Chaz and the golf group and our daughter, Julie, and Niki were good friends in high school. Bill was always a gentleman and fun to be with. He really enjoyed the game and it seems like he always won the matches. He will be missed by many, Our thoughts are with Chaz, Niki and all of the family"

This tribute was added by june taylor on 17th October 2013

"Billy was one of my baby brothers. When he and Kent were little, Jean and I called them "Our Little Pidgeons".  Bill's flight in life was grand and filled with love because of his girls: Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi, and Lori.
                                                              Love to you all     june"

This tribute was added by Lucia Laguarda on 17th October 2013

"I write as a colleague and friend of Jodi.  I worked with Jodi for 10 years as her building principal at Billy Mitchell.  I remember going to UCLA's sponsored event, "I'm going to college" and Jodi's parents were there.  Mr. Manby said to me, "You must know how extraordinary of an educator Jodi is."  I felt his pride for his daughter and her work and I was touched.  Much love to Jodi & fam"

This tribute was added by Jason Eickhoff on 16th October 2013

"Chaz and family...you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by ellen shapiro on 16th October 2013

"With sympathy on the passing of fBill.

We were classmates since grade school,  I will remember him as

happy and warm friend"

This tribute was added by janet watts on 15th October 2013

"Chaz and girls. Though we were unable to attend Bill's memorial, when we saw his lovely photo by the sea, we took our wine glasses, walked to the sea shore here in Maine, watched the sun set and toasted the life of Bill Manby, loving husband and proud father -then planted a beach rose at the shore in his honour.  He will be missed.  Love, janet & Thom"

This tribute was added by Michelle Bamrick on 15th October 2013

"Dear Manby Family- I'll never forget running the last race with Jodi for the MMRF foundation.  We had a bit of a tough race, but the highlight of it all was "facetiming" with your dad as Jodi crossed the finish line!  We called him up and I held the phone so he could see Jodi finish the race! It was a really beautiful moment that I'm so happy I was a part of.  Keeping you all in my prayers"

This tribute was added by Norman Eickhoff on 15th October 2013

"To the Family of Bill Manby, based on the messages left by your friends and family you had a life well lived and were well loved. Our condolences on your loss.
Cousin Norman and Daisy Eickhoff"

This tribute was added by Kathy Collins on 15th October 2013

"Dear Jodi and Family,
I wish you all peace and solace in these days of grieving and remembering.  I never met Mr. Manby, but through conversations with Jodi, I know he was deeply loved and incredibly loving.  Wishing you all gentle days ahead.  Warmly, Kathy Collins"

This tribute was added by Michael Robertson on 14th October 2013

"We never met Bill, but I've heard the name so many times from my mom (Linda) and sister (Jana) over the years that I think I should have. This is a nice tribute you've made to him. Best wishes Jodi. The Robertsons"

This tribute was added by Nicole Cordonnier-Srott on 14th October 2013

"Teri, Jodi and family....our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Though Steve and i did not know your dad we remember how fondly you spoke of him and it is amazing to read the various tributes to his life that have been written here....it is clear that he was a very special man.  Love, Nicole and Steve."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Povelones on 14th October 2013

"I admired Bill for his strength and his faith.   I will continue to be inspired by his courage and his gentle character.   Remember,  love never leaves,  it lives within our hearts.   With sympathy and warm remembrances."

This tribute was added by Andrea Deffner on 14th October 2013

"Manby family- what a special man you had in your life and what a lucky man to have such a wonderful family.  Our love and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Kat Jackson on 13th October 2013

"I am so sorry for your loss... Although I never met him when I taught with his daughter Jodi, her face would light up when she told stories about her dad. Thinking of you Jodi! Xoxo"

This tribute was added by tiffany moore on 13th October 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Manby family. Although I did not know Me. Manby, , if his amazing daughter Jodi is a reflection of the kind of person he was, he had to be pretty amazing too! May you find peace in keeping the fondest memories alive in your heart."

This tribute was added by Emmett Long on 13th October 2013

"Terri, Jodi and Family,
very sorry to hear about Bill, or better known to me, "your Dad"! I think I only met him once but feels like more through the Santa Barbara half marathon and all the other events you did for the fight. Thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by mimi french on 12th October 2013

"Manby family, very sorry to hear of your loss!  My heart is with you.  I don't believe I actually ever met Bill, yet I think of him as this wonderful man.  His good reputation certainly traveled outside of his immediate circles!  Jodi, you hold a very special place in my heart.  I often think of our most recent times together running along beach.  Miss, love and hope to see you soon!  Mimi"

This tribute was added by Judith Fimrite on 12th October 2013

"Chaz and family, we only meet Bill at Saturday night bridge and could tell immediately he was a gentle soul.  Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.
Neil and Judith"

This tribute was added by Marilyn and Fred Atkari on 12th October 2013

"We only knew Bill in passing, but to have such a generous, loving and fun wife as Chaz, he must have been a special person. To Chaz and family, hopefully you have many fond memories to carry you through this transition time in your lives."

This tribute was added by Len/Carolyn Aspegren on 12th October 2013

"Bill -We missed you today on the first tee.  I know you would have made it if you could have.  Don't worry - I know we will be with you after a bit and we can whale away at those little white balls forever.  See you then.  CarolynLen Aspegren"

This tribute was added by vivienne mcveigh on 12th October 2013

"I never actually had the pleasure of meeting Bill in person but have been involved on numerous phone / FaceTime calls when travelling with Teri and Jodi.  It always felt like he was apart of our travels and was loving it as much as us. Though I think it was the love for girls. I am sure Bill will continue to be with all of you in spirit each and every day. Thinking of you all. Viv xxx"

This tribute was added by alice acevedo on 11th October 2013

"I met your dad once at school when he came to help you set up at school.   I saw how proud he was of you-as he should be.  I know how much you adored your dad and wish I could take the pain away.  your dad will forever be in your heart.  Sending you an aviator hug"

This tribute was added by Jana Cannon on 11th October 2013

"Dearest Jodi and family,
I have been waiting for the right words, but they still elude me. I am heartbroken, but know your dad will live forever through your beautiful spirits. You are  blessed to be able to call such an incredible man Dad. Nothing, not even multiple myeloma can take that from you. I love you Jodi, and I am so sorry. All my love, Jana"

This tribute was added by Jo & Jerry Pflanz on 11th October 2013

"Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi and Lori,
I wanted to take a moment to tell you all how sorry we were to hear that we had lost Bill.  Reading through the many tributes, it is overwhelmingly clear that we all agree - our lives were touched by one of the most gentle of souls.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Gloria Nelson on 11th October 2013

"My dearest, Lori and family....I am so sorry for your loss.  I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad, but knowing who you've become is a reflection on what surely was an incredible man whom you loved so dearly.  I pray the Lord sustains your entire family during the days, weeks and months ahead as you walk through your grief.  I am here if you need me. Sending love and hugs....."

This tribute was added by Dennis Cox on 11th October 2013

"Jodi, Chaz, Niki, Teri, and Lori~
I am sorry for your loss.  I have fond memories of Bill; and great respect for him to have raised 4 wonderful daughters.  The golf bag that I still use today is a North Ranch one he gave me many years ago!  Bless you guys.
Love, Dennis"

This tribute was added by Thomas Haag on 11th October 2013

"Dear Manby Family: Please accept our deepest sympathies on Bill's passing. We only spent limited time with him but we will remember him for his kind and gentle nature. He was quite a man to have raised such a warm, loving and accomplished family. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Thomas, Natasha & Katarina Haag"

This tribute was added by Jim Ball on 11th October 2013

"Condolences to all the Manby Family,
Bill was my classmate in many high school activities - you will see many photos in the yearbook with both of us. Bill was an all around good guy. We also were roommates at the University of Buffalo our freshman year. I transferred to Penn State and we lost touch, but we both became Air Force officers."

This tribute was added by jim hartmann on 11th October 2013

"To My Sister, Chaz; Nieces: Niki, Teri, Jodi, Lori.  Bill left a legacy of kindness and tenderness.  May those memories be your keepsake, and your beacon forever.  We shall all sorely miss Bill.  Please know our memories will hold much admiration for him in our Eickhoff family tree.  Blessings, B'Zie and Jim."

This tribute was added by Linda Robertson on 11th October 2013

"Dearest Jodi and family,
     I never met my "partner in the fight" but what a guy!  Jodi, your love for him was so apparent.  May all of you have the strength to get through each day, and may you be comforted by wonderful memories of this wonderful, strong,  courageous man.  My heart is with you.  With much love, Linda Robertson"

This tribute was added by Erica LaPoint on 11th October 2013

"After reading this memorial to Bill, I now understand how Jodi became the woman she is. Jodi has many friends & loved ones, just like Bill. She makes time for everyone & like all the other Manby ladies, she leads a full, rich life. Bill did just that with his life. He led a life of brilliance & I see through Jodi and this memorial what an impact he has made. My thoughts are with you, Manby family."

This tribute was added by Rafael Fonseca on 11th October 2013

"What a wonderful tribute to Bill.  He was such an inspiration and a source of optimism.  We already miss him greatly.  I only wish we had definitive treatments for this disease.  He was defined by his life and his energy, even during sickness."

This tribute was added by Judy Thureson on 10th October 2013

"Manby family, I'm so sorry for your loss.  I was fortunate enough to be roomates with Lori when we lived in Moorpark.  I know that this is such a huge loss for the family.  I hope you will find comfort in knowing that your Dad has left a beautiful legacy of daughters who are strong, and courageous, and I'm sure he's so proud. Big hugs to all of you-Judy"

This tribute was added by deb murphy on 10th October 2013

"Mr. Manby , you must have been an amazing man to have reared a girl like Lori. I only know her through FB, but she seems to be such a genuine, loving, giving person and that usually comes from  being exposed to those values at home. I'm sure your family misses you greatly, but you have left a legacy that keeps on giving. Thank you."

This tribute was added by anita eickhoff on 10th October 2013

"Chaz and girls...We hold alot of good memories with all of you. We will always remember Bill as a kind and caring person.A gentle soul.Find comfort in knowing he is with Jesus now and in peace....He fought a good fight....and he lives on in each one of you.
                                                       love Roger and Anita"

This tribute was added by Wally Graham on 10th October 2013

"Bill was smart, fun, practical, a leader, and a business partner who helped develop teams and change organizations.  Bill, Dave Hume and I enjoyed working with teams at Nestle's Trenton Foods Plant, Phelps Dodge- Morenci, AZ, Quaker Oats, Compaq, and other companies where our consulting helped form great teams. Bill's said one thing he learned was- "if you want to go fast, go slow""

This tribute was added by Nikki Ernandes on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz, Nikki,Teri,Lori & Jodi I am so sorry for your loss.  Bill was such a great man and was such a fighter through this all.  He continued to live life, despite his illness and he is truly admired!  He closed his eyes here on earth and opened them in heaven. What a glorious sight that must have been! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Love Nikki, Tommy, Jordan,Amanda & Tommy"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Miller on 10th October 2013

"Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi and Lori.....We have such heavy hearts here in Texas. I adored Uncle Bill so much and his gentle spirit will be missed by so many! I'll never forget the first time he met Corinne. They loved doing bunny kisses together! Your dad was such a big help to me during that tough time when they were both battling cancer. He was a wonderful uncle! Sending all of you hugs!"

This tribute was added by joyce most on 10th October 2013

"Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi, and Lori.....We'll miss Bill so very much and are thankful for all the special memories we have to hold close in our hearts. Sending our love to each of you,  Joyce and Terry"

This tribute was added by Sharie Eickhoff on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi, and Lori.  I am so sorry for your loss.  You are very fortunate to have had such a great Dad and husband.  I will always remember his great smile, even when he was ill.  May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.  Love and prayers to you all.  Sharie"

This tribute was added by lisa delgin on 10th October 2013

"Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute. It is so nice to be able to see all the photos and share in all of these great memories. Bill Manby, or Jodi's Dad as I know him, is an inspiration of strength and positivity. And it is clear that his family shares those traits. Jodi never ceases to impress me with her grace under pressure. Sending my love to all the Manby women."

This tribute was added by James Montie on 10th October 2013

"When the Manby family relocated to Texas, Bill invited me to ride along in his Morris Minor (my first real exposure to  a "CB" radio and it was on all the way...talking to the truckers.  The Greyhound ride back to PA made memories to last a lifetime about interstate travel with the big dog."

This tribute was added by Amy Dietz on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz, Nikki, Teri, Jodi and Lori,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now.  Bill was both talented and kind, two traits rarely found in combination.  He will be greatly missed.
Love,
Amy Dietz and Family"

This tribute was added by Angela Mayo on 10th October 2013

"What a wonderful tribute to Bill!  I can see all of the love he was surrounded by in the pictures and stories.  I miss Bill already.  His kind and calm demeanor, his optimism in the face of adversity, his sense of humor, and his love for being alive will not be forgotten.  I am honored to have been a part of his journey for the past six years.  He handled it with tremendous grace."

This tribute was added by Allan Levine on 10th October 2013

"I have not seen Bill for many years, but as children, we were best of friends; and even then he was always kind, caring, and a joy to be with.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Allan Levine"

This tribute was added by Dawn Eason on 10th October 2013

"This is such a wonderful tribute to your Dad, It is so inspiring to see how many lives he touched through the many pictures and tributes above. Jodi is my BEST friend, as she is to MANY, her kindness, generosity and love is a testament to her amazing father, Bill. Sending you all of my love Chaz, Nikki, Teri, Lori and to my dearest friend, Jodi, I love you."

This tribute was added by Jan Allen on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz, Nikki, Teri, Jodi and Lori,

Looking at this tribute to Bill, we are reminded of Christmas tree lots, Bingo, pasta dinners, etc. to raise funds for our schools.  Bill tolerated all the craziness like a champ, and supported Chaz in his own quiet way.  A wonderful gracious man and a great host we will miss!"

This tribute was added by Laurie Eickhoff on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi and Lori - I hold so much respect and admiration for Uncle Bill - for countless reasons - and feel honored he was a part of our family. I am keeping each of you close in head and heart. Love, prayers and hugs, Laurie, Daniel, Adria & Brooklyn"

This tribute was added by carol krawiec on 10th October 2013

"I met Bill many years ago at the Hasson Heights Swimming Pool. Many wonderful memories at the pool. Bill was a very well liked person, very easy going and a lot of fun. May he rest in peace and Gods speed be with you all. Carol Thomas Krawiec."

This tribute was added by Daniel Eickhoff on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz, Niki, Teri, Jodi and Lori, I am so very sorry for you and for all of us. Bill was such a kind and caring man. And with his soft-spoken personality, he put up such a tough fight over the past few years. One of the many things I admire about Bill is what a great dad he was to his 4 girls. Love, Daniel, Laurie, Adria and Brooklyn"

This tribute was added by Cleo Eickhoff on 10th October 2013

"Dear Manby family,
I can only think of how you filled Bill's life with so much love and caring.  I love hearing the stories of your days and nights with that special man.  He was blessed and I know he blessed you too.  It is difficult to go on without those we love but our memories make it possible.  May God bless each of you."

This tribute was added by Jerry Black on 10th October 2013

"Dear Chaz and family,
Please accept our condolences on your loss of Bill. We know that this loss will leave you with sadness and sorrow, but over time you will be uplifted and strengthened by all of the wonderful memories that Bill has left in your hearts.
Jerry and Pat Black"

This tribute was added by Terry Low on 10th October 2013

"Bill, you will always be a huge part of my business life - thank you for the knowledge, wisdom, and mentor-ship. I know you're still here with me in spirit watching, listening and guiding. My goal is to continue to make you proud of what you've taught me. I miss your smile and presence but in my mind, you're always by my side. You are the most kind, honorable, and brave person I've met."

This tribute was added by Candice McGarvey on 10th October 2013

"I only knew Bill through Niki and now through this site.  But I am familiar with his eye twinkle, big heart, and perseverance through 20 years of friendship with Niki.  His legacy is lived out through the 5 women he left behind, and it is indeed powerful.  May the God of peace guard your hearts and minds during this time, so you can still smile and laugh in his memory. Hugs from afar!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Byse on 10th October 2013

"Chaz, I am so sorry I will not be there for the celebration.  I know what a loss this is to you and your family, but he is in a better place now and I believe that he lived every day to the fullest.  I will see you soon."

This tribute was added by David Worrell on 10th October 2013

"I don't know how I first met Bill... it just seems like he was always there.  And he was always there -- for me and for all his friends -- with a knowing smile and a kind word.   During our short time as business partners in Monterey, he taught me more about business, life, and family than anyone before or since. I'm so proud to have called Bill a mentor, a partner and a good friend."

This tribute was added by Steve Betourney on 10th October 2013

"Thoughts & prayers are with the Manby family. Bill touched so many & it's been my pleasure getting to know all of you.  Memories last forever."

This tribute was added by Carol & Fred Hanson on 9th October 2013

"Chaz,
Our hearts go out to you and your family during this sad and difficult time.  I know during his illness how you enjoyed making him comfort food like the cherry pie he loved so much.
May the fond memories of your life together offer strength and peace in the coming days."

This tribute was added by Dawn Roxby on 9th October 2013

"Chaz and girls:  It's difficult to find words for your grievous loss. Bill's life was a gift to everyone who had the good fortune to know him.  I hope the myriad of  memories of the wonderful life you shared together will help cushion the sadness of his death.  His passing leaves a hole in the fabric of your lives.  Mark and I send  loving thoughts to each of your and your extended."

This tribute was added by Ken Sippola on 9th October 2013

"I did not have the honor of meeting Mr. Manby, but through my dear friend Niki I've come to know a man who no doubt had a very loving and profound influence on his family and friends that will forever be held in their hearts. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Manby family.  God bless and rest in peace Mr. Manby."

This tribute was added by Christine Eickhoff on 9th October 2013

"Hi guys ...Chaz and family. Iam so sorry to hear of bills passing and pray that your hearts experience a little bit of the peace he may be having in this moment . May you hold onto each other tight for strength In these next days .When you love someone and they suffer, you suffer with them . I want to acknowledge you all for fighting along side him.My love and prayers are with you all -CE"

This tribute was added by Jane Kerzan on 9th October 2013

"Whenever I met Bill at the mailbox I was struck by what a pleasant and gentle man he was in the face of great challenges. Chuck had the opportunity to play golf with Bill on many occasions and said that Bill was a true gentleman and also could hit the ball down the middle. Our condolences to the entire family for your loss."

This tribute was added by will ellis on 9th October 2013

"Bill it was a pleasure to meet you.  You will be sorely missed by friends and family, though you have left a magnificent legacy of four wonderful daughters.  Our thoughts go out to your family at this sad time.  Love Will, Leah, Hugh and Zoe Ellis."

This tribute was added by kerry matheson on 9th October 2013

"Tez and family. My deepest sympathy and love goes out to you all. X"

This tribute was added by Shira Wood on 9th October 2013

"Thinking of you all during this time and sending strength and hugs your way.  xoxo Shira"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Erickson on 9th October 2013

"Although I did not know Bill, I know his daughter, Niki, very well.  I can only imagine that he must have been an amazing person to have contributed to the beautiful woman that his daughter is today.  My heart and thoughts go out to the entire Manby family."

This tribute was added by Patrick Snyder on 9th October 2013

"I remember how nervous I was the first time Mr. Manby and I facetimed… He was such a wonderful and smart man who made me feel completely at ease. I am praying for your family and you are in my thoughts constantly… I am sorry for your tremendous loss, Patrick Snyder"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Romero on 9th October 2013

"Thinking back on the time I spent at the Manby home in my teens, the word that immediately comes to mind when I think of Bill is "gentle".  What a kind man and doting father.  Leaving a legacy of 4 bright, compassionate and independent women, Bill's life will continue to have a ripple of good touching so many.  Sending all my love to Chaz, Nikki, Teri, Jodi and Lori. xoxo Tiffany"

This tribute was added by denise taylor on 9th October 2013

"Dear Chaz and girls,
Your husband and father was an amazing friend to our family.  Through difficult times he was always there for us, and would "check up" on us
every so often, we will miss him, his kindness and gentleness.  Always know that we will be here for you all - you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Love, the Taylor's."

This tribute was added by Carole Wheeler on 9th October 2013

""Bill you will be missed so much.  Who will help me sort out the Diamondbacks for next year?  Our trip to Chase field will always be a favorite memory.  You have shown so many how to live each day to the fullest with your wonderful smile and humor.  Love, Dick and Carole"

This tribute was added by Jodi McAulay on 9th October 2013

"Manby family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I hope you all find peace and I know that Bill lived a great life with all your love!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Jenkins on 9th October 2013

"Generosity must be a Manby family mission.  Bill was so generous with his time and talent.  And Bill’s family was generous to share him-especially these past few years.  Bill’s love of his family was always front and center – as was his integrity, his kind soul and wise ways.  Bill, your courage, optimistic attitude and chuckle will be a guiding light forever.  May God bless you all."

This tribute was added by Sharon Schwartz on 9th October 2013

"We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.  Bill had a long struggle and B'Zie has kept us informed and to pray for Bill and family.  Thank you B'Zie.  Remember Bill is with you always, in the communion of saints. May God's peace be with you always during this time."

This tribute was added by Donnie Eickhoff on 9th October 2013

"Chaz, and family: You all have our deepest sympathy for your loss. No
one could have put up a better fight or kept a more upbeat attitude than
Bill did during the six year long battle with his illness. Speaks volumes of strength and character. Don&Linda"

This tribute was added by julie ryan on 9th October 2013

"Never got to meet Bill, but based on the amazing love Jodi showed, he must have been one amazing man.  I hope you all can soon see through the tremendous grief and celebrate his life and his greatest achievement- you, his family.  Thinking of you all."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Knoch on 9th October 2013

"My sympathy and thoughts are with you.  I know you have so many wonderful memories...may they be of comfort to you during this difficult time.  Your dad was truly a great man and will be remembered fondly.   I am so sorry for you loss.  I hope you find peace in his passing that he is finally at peace."

This tribute was added by Erica Eickhoff on 9th October 2013

"Uncle BIll, first off I just want to say you are a fighter! From what I understand you have been battling this for a while.It brings peace to me just to know that you not suffering, and up above with God. Aunt Chaz and the girls I love you and you are all in my prayers! may you rest in paradise uncle bill. you will never be forgotten<3"

This tribute was added by Clarence Low on 8th October 2013

"Bill guided my partner and I through two start-up businesses over the 12 years we have known him.  A true friend, mentor and colleague we will miss him. I am paying his guidance forward by participating in the Univ. of Denver's Executive Mentor program, guiding the newest of graduates towards their careers."

This tribute was added by Diane Grimmett on 8th October 2013

"Dearest Chaz & family~~our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loving husband & father, Bill. We never had the privilege of meeting Bill but we felt like we knew him well through Joyce & Terry. He sounds like he was a wonderful man & we share your grief in the loss of him. We send all our love & prayers to you during this difficult time. God Bless you always!"

This tribute was added by Charles Handschuh on 8th October 2013

"Manby family: Heartfelt sympathy and sorrow to you all as you go through this time of grief.  Bill was one of those extraordinary people who will never be forgotten.  Playing golf with Bill was truly enjoyable.  His smile lit up my life, and I have and will continue to miss him, but we will go on the best we can, and look forward to the time we see him again.  Bill's friend Charlie."

This tribute was added by Casey Pflanz on 8th October 2013

"Manby family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Bill, your will is carried on through a great group of children which I am proud to be related.  I know our family has a lot of good memories during special events and know the world is a better place for having the 70 years with you in it.  You fought a difficult fight in this world and now it is time to rest easy and enjoy eternity."

This tribute was added by Robert Groves on 8th October 2013

"Bill your leaving us makes me sad but for all the great times since living here in Festival and playing golf with you, I will miss you tremendously.  A kind and gentle man with never a complaint about anything or anyone.  I know God has shed a wonderful light on your arrival in heaven."

This tribute was added by Bonny Yamashita on 8th October 2013

"Bill you fought the good fight. You could do no more.  Your true smile and love of life and family will be missed.  Chaz my heart is with you and I know there is nothing I can say that would make it better.  Just know he is with GOD now and is looking after you wanting you to regain your smile and love of life.  Love, Bonny and Kiyo"


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