C. Joe Manning

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Memories & Candles

“Some of my favorite memories of the heyday of the klinfandom are from Ohio and the Dover Peace Conference. I still have the cool little table! You...Read More »
1 of 73 | Posted by: Cat aka Sgt. Maj. M'Rrat tai-RaHmoS - CA

“I've been out of the Trek fandon scene for quite a few years now, but when I look back on those days, the Dover Peace Conferences stand out, and that...Read More »
2 of 73 | Posted by: Steve (Korax) Frey - MI

“I am so sorry for the loss of your rock, your smile and your love. I keep you all in my prayers. May God carry you through this tribulation, may you...Read More »
3 of 73 | Posted by: Amiee Pettey - Canandaigua, NY

“We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our deepest condolences. ”
4 of 73 | Posted by: Rudy & Deb Rothemund - Wooster, OH

“Judy - I'm sorry for your loss. I knew Joe from AMKO and he was a wonderful man. ”
5 of 73 | Posted by: Heather Burnworth - OH

“Joe touched many lives and will be remembered by many. This is to extend my deepest sympathy to the Manning family and especially Alvin, Honey and...Read More »
6 of 73 | Posted by: Anne Hall - New Philadelphia, OH

“Grandpa Joe, Althought it has been some time since we had seen each other, I thought of you often. You have made my life so much better by everything...Read More »
7 of 73 | Posted by: Jessica Hughes (Butler) - Dover, OH

“I am very sorry for your loss. He will live forever in the hearts and minds of all the Star Trek fans who knew him. I will never forget him myself....Read More »
8 of 73 | Posted by: Calvin Nestleroad (Cha'Do) - IN

“Joe, you will truly be missed by all who knew you. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
9 of 73 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Eberhardt - Austin, TX

“It has been many years since I had gotten to see Joe and we had only recently reconnected on facebook. We met in the early 90's just as KAG was...Read More »
10 of 73 | Posted by: Dale Niederhauser - Swanton, OH

“A MAN OF HONOR and will be missed by many who called him friend.. My sincere Condolences to the family and friends.. Military Salute to you Joe...Read More »
11 of 73 | Posted by: V.Swanson aka LADYVIPER - TN

“I am so sorry for you loss. Joe will be missed by his friends at fancentral. www.fancentral.ning.com ”
12 of 73 | Posted by: TrekkieKim - Great Falls, MT

“I have had Very few friends to whom I have been as close to as Joe. I can only hope he is in a better place. I have been unable to get time off...Read More »
13 of 73 | Posted by: Terry - Martins Ferry, OH

“You will be missed! ”
14 of 73 | Posted by: Dale J Samsen - Millbury, OH

“My deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Joe. I am a member of the USS McNair, located here in South Carolina. Even though I did not...Read More »
15 of 73 | Posted by: JoAnn Nickerson - Columbia, SC

“The World is a darker place. The love Joe felt for his family, friends and community will be greatly missed. The Black Knights dip their lances...Read More »
16 of 73 | Posted by: David Woodard - Columbus, OH

“The officers & Crew of the MFS Impetuous raise a mug of Blood Wine in memory of the Great Klingon Chancellor Klaad. Qapla' Klaad! Our deepest...Read More »
17 of 73 | Posted by: Marc Easterly - Conroe, TX

“Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know, Somewhere a path stretches over the stars, and rivers of memories flow, ...Read More »
18 of 73 | Posted by: Marlene Miller - Campbell, OH

“I'll really miss Joe. He was an awesome human being and a great friend to me. Judy, Wendy and everyone, you are in my thoughts. ”
19 of 73 | Posted by: Bode Gibbs - Middletown, OH

“The Lord Abbot K'Obol and Thought Admiral K'Lay epetai-Chang met at Camp Dover, so in a way, we are together thanks to Joe's larger than life vision....Read More »
20 of 73 | Posted by: Doug & Margie Welsh - Halifax

“Joe was directly responsible for Terri and I meeting long ago. Have no doubt that he will live on through the many lives he has touched. His generous...Read More »
21 of 73 | Posted by: Bob and Terri Argent - Massillon, OH

“Joe, old friend, I didn't stay in touch as well as I could of but you will be missed very much. Thank you for all the good times. Judy and family...Read More »
22 of 73 | Posted by: Mike & Beth Rankin - Dover, OH

“Although I didn't stay in touch with Joe as much as I should, He always had a smile for me. And I have many fond memories thanks to Joe such as...Read More »
23 of 73 | Posted by: Michael Destro - Akron, OH

“Not even sure how say anything anymore. Only that, he brought together many, and was a heart that will continue among all those he has touched. ...Read More »
24 of 73 | Posted by: Aiden Thompson - Pittsburgh, PA

“Many fond memories I have of Joe and his family. From Camp Dover to paintballing. All good times that will be missed but never forgotten. My heart...Read More »
25 of 73 | Posted by: Aaron Cottrell - Charleston, WV

“Judy and family.... Joe WAS special. He shared his love of life with anyone he met and as you can see from the things written about him here, he...Read More »
26 of 73 | Posted by: Bev Hater - Cincinnati, OH

“I will miss you my Friend My thoughts and Prayers are with Judy and the Family ”
27 of 73 | Posted by: Jane Van Bibber - Sciotoville, OH

“Judy and Family, Our most Heartfelt condolences. Joe was a Special Man in more ways than I could ever attempt to put into words....Read More »
28 of 73 | Posted by: Tommy Wyatt - WV

“Dover was only the second convention I ever attended, I was about 20. I was so new in fandom I sqeeked :). Joe has always been a kind man, who seemed...Read More »
29 of 73 | Posted by: Christina Doane - Kalamazoo, MI

“we will all love and miss u very much joe love from all of us here ”
30 of 73 | Posted by: tammy dyer - dennison, OH

“Almost 8 years of memories with Joe and his family...I don't where to begin :( But my heart pours out with sadness for Judy/Wendy/Autumn and to his...Read More »
31 of 73 | Posted by: Jeanne(Dayanair) Bates - Cibolo, TX

“You are in our hearts and please know we love you sooooo very much Joe. ”
32 of 73 | Posted by: Lindsay Coffman - Uhrichsville, OH

“Joe Manning was a friend and mentor for many others and myself. I had the great honor of meeting this wonderful Warrior and Friend on several...Read More »
33 of 73 | Posted by: Ron & Genie Zimmerly & Family - OH

“I have met and spoken only briefly a few times with Joe. I was impressed by his personability and his leadership. I know he will be missed for his...Read More »
34 of 73 | Posted by: Stan Reneau (Gen.qorlIS) - UT

“Joe, you will be missed! Many thanks for all you've done in KAI. I attended Dover Peace conference many times and found it to be the best! Qa Pla,...Read More »
35 of 73 | Posted by: Pamela Fox - St. Charles, IL

“Klaad - we started out in Klingon Fandom at about the same time twenty years ago. I worked my way to the top through rules, regulations, and...Read More »
36 of 73 | Posted by: Michael Orock - Akron, OH

“i only talked with joe a few times but those were to be treasured. he was a special person. ”
37 of 73 | Posted by: sandra mutter - dayton, TN

“Joe, you will be missed by all whose lives you touched. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
38 of 73 | Posted by: Marcia Carson - Columbus, OH

“My heart breaks hearing this news. Joe was a wonderful man and was loved my so many. He will be greatly missed. ”
39 of 73 | Posted by: Jobi Yeary - Columbus, OH

“I never had the pleasure of meeting Joe in person. But we talked a lot on the phone. When I talked to Joe it was like talking to my late Grandfather....Read More »
40 of 73 | Posted by: Mark Apel - Midway, GA

“The donut shop seems a life time ago, but I will never forget the friendship you and Joe gave me. Cinda and I urge you to remember the words of...Read More »
41 of 73 | Posted by: Jim and Cinda Eaton - Wooster, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these times. Joe will live on in our memories as the *one man* who made a difference in so many lives. ...Read More »
42 of 73 | Posted by: Joseph Perkins & Kathy Schroeder - Perkins - PA

“Manning Family, So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
43 of 73 | Posted by: Swartzwelder Family - Dover, OH

“sorry to hear about your loss. our condolence. take care dean, karen, melanie, maggie ”
44 of 73 | Posted by: the murphys - newphila, OH

“Joe was a tough guy with a tender heart. The world is a sadder place without him. ”
45 of 73 | Posted by: Margaret Wander Bonanno and Jack Donner - CA

“old friend you will be missed, Lori and I will say a prayer this weekend in his name ”
46 of 73 | Posted by: nicholas mayer - detroit, MI

“All who new him knows what a great person he was.Joe you will be missed a great deal.You are with your heavenly father now and that is a wonderful...Read More »
47 of 73 | Posted by: Carolyn Tristano - Uhrichsville, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe's family. He was larger than life and such a wonderful person. Camp Dover brought together so many wonderful...Read More »
48 of 73 | Posted by: Jeremiah, Annette and Isabelle Peterson - IN

“Though I will miss seeing his smiling face and hearing the joy in his voice, Joe's loving soul will remain with us forever living in the memories of...Read More »
49 of 73 | Posted by: Katherine Wilhite - Dayton, OH

“With sympathy Bob And Barb ”
50 of 73 | Posted by: Robert & Barbara Davis - OH

“My heart goes out to the Family of this wonderful man. Joe will never be forgotten, he was what all men should strive to be in life. his kindness...Read More »
51 of 73 | Posted by: Michael A. Thomas - Middletown, OH

“I speak for the members of the Klingons of Praxis and the IKV Cloaked Vengeance,our brother Joe will be missed. We all had very fond memories of our...Read More »
52 of 73 | Posted by: Jim Hope/Klaa - plymouth, MI

“Judy & Family Sorry for your loss of your loved one. Was shocked to read this in the paper after just seeing you and Joe Monday at the Doctor's...Read More »
53 of 73 | Posted by: Deloris Kinsey - New Philadelphia, OH

“Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
54 of 73 | Posted by: PhilisWade - Bucyrus, OH

“Sto-vo-kor is receiving an honorable warrior. Joe you will be missed in the UK ,his love of klingons inspired a whole generation. house linkasa...Read More »
55 of 73 | Posted by: george hutchinson - gateshead,, OH

“Joe was like family to me. My condolences to Judy, Wendy, and Autumn. Sto-vo-kor is receiving an honorable warrior. I am only sorry that I will not...Read More »
56 of 73 | Posted by: Betty Downing - Columbus, OH

“Judy, Wendy and family, Joe was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
57 of 73 | Posted by: Lori (Allman) Williams - OH

“I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW THIS MAN, BUT HE WAS VERY GOOD TO HIS FAMILY! I SEND MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS TO THIS FAMILY! I AM WENDY'S BESTFRIEND AND HEARD...Read More »
58 of 73 | Posted by: TISHA WALTERS - OCALA, FL

“To Joe ~ Through many years, you have served your community well... Bringing together groups of people with a common interest, and creating a tightly...Read More »
59 of 73 | Posted by: Roger & Vicki Offenberger - OH

“Honored warrior, May Sto-Vo-Kor celebrate the coming of your soul because you will be missed. ”
60 of 73 | Posted by: Andrew Taylor (Rep. DoqjIb quv tai QIbmaS) - PA

“We will all remember the good times had at the Camp Dover Peace Conference. You will be missed and we all send a Klingon roar to send you to Sto-Vo...Read More »
61 of 73 | Posted by: Officers and crew of the IKV Ice Dragon - PA

“Honored warrior, you may have been a Terran but you lived with the heart of a Klingon. May Sto-Vo-Kor celebrate the coming of your soul because we...Read More »
62 of 73 | Posted by: Rob Taylor (Vice Adm. T'ro'bI quv zantai Septaric) - PA

“Joe you will be missed. Our hearts go out to the entire Manning family. ”
63 of 73 | Posted by: Jeff and Melissa Collinsworth - OH

“The Klingon Armada International (KAI) extends its deepest sympathies on the loss of our friend Joe Manning. It was an honor for us to attend the...Read More »
64 of 73 | Posted by: Evelyn Hampton - Bensenville, IL

“We will miss you Joe greatly and we know you are now in a far better place where your health is no longer an issue. My husband and I attended Camp...Read More »
65 of 73 | Posted by: Debbie French - Pittsburgh, PA

“The officers & Crew of the IKV Blood Sword raise a mug of Blood Wine in memory of the Great klingon Chancellor Klaad aka Joe Manning. We knew him...Read More »
66 of 73 | Posted by: David & Gayla Taylor - Muskogee, OK

“My Klingon father will be greatly missed by me. He was my rock of which he helped me out during hard times. An honorable warrior in all life. I...Read More »
67 of 73 | Posted by: Melissa Schmidt aka KMel KTarra - WA

“Our hearts grieve. -Glenna Juilfs & Erin Pence ”
68 of 73 | Posted by: Glenna Juilfs - Royse City, TX

“I did not know Joe or "Granpa Joe" as I've often heard him refered as very well. But the times I did have interactions with him he treated me with...Read More »
69 of 73 | Posted by: Robert W. Souder - Sunbury, OH

“I want to express my deep sorrow for Judy, Wendy, and Patty, at their loss of a wonderful man. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this time...Read More »
70 of 73 | Posted by: Barbara Linard - Dover, OH

“We will miss you very much. You were a great friend and we love you and your family. Our prayers are with Judy and the family. ”
71 of 73 | Posted by: Darlene Harper - Columbus, OH

“Joe, when I was an annoying teenager, you were the father figure I so desperatly needed. I'll miss you, old friend. My prayers are with Judy and...Read More »
72 of 73 | Posted by: Bryon Bell - Dover, OH

“I will miss you. My prayers are with your family. ”
73 of 73 | Posted by: Melinda (Harper) Kincaid


Claude "Joe" Manning, 66, of Dover, Ohio died Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Union Hospital at Dover following an extended illness. Born January 10, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia, he was the son of the late James E. and Regina (Fantone) Manning. Joe was a retired employee of Kimble Mixer Company in New Philadelphia. He also worked as a master painter for many years at AMKO Dover Cryogenics in Dover. He proudly his served his country in the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam and Germany. He was also in the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the Dover VFW. He was a fan of Elvis Presley. Joe will be remembered as an avid Star Trek enthusiast where he often portrayed Klingon. He organized the annual Star Trek Camp Dover Peace Conference for several years. He was responsible for bringing to the area many Hollywood entertainers to the conference including Robin Curtis and Robert O'Reilly. Joe is survived by his wife Judy (Ulrich) Manning with whom he would have celebrated 23 years of marriage this July 8; He is also survived by nine children including Mike (Carol) Johnson and John (Melonie) Johnson both of Phenix City, Alabama, Dennis (Nancy) Johnson of Dover, Darlynn (Mike) Hickman of Dellroy, Alvin (Sonya) Manning of Norfolk, Virginia, Honey (Morris) Walker of King George, Virginia, Jody Manning of Boston, Mass., Patty Davis and fiancé David Price of New Philadelphia, and Wendy Daley of the home; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a sister, Patsy Wise of Virginia Beach, Va., three brothers in law, Ray, John, and Gene Ulrich along with many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. Joe was preceded in death by a brother, James Manning and a brother in law, George Wise. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover with Pastor Chad Stutzman officiating. Interment will be in the Dover Burial Park where the Dover VFW will conduct military honors. A reception will follow in the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8pm and Saturday from 10 am until the time of services. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Joe may sign the online register book by visiting the "obituaries" link on the funeral home website at www.tolandherzig.com Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231 Toland-Herzig, Dover 330 343-6132

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