Edward Louis Manko

  • Died: April 23, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward Louis Manko of Philadelphia passed away suddenly on April 23, 2022. He was 58 years old. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Laura (nee Borgardt); loving children, Jessica Manko, and Kaitlyn Cartolaro (Chris); and doting granddaughter, Raven. He is also survived by his brother, Ted (Terri), and sister-in-law, Kim Borgardt, many nieces and nephews.

Ed was Known by many and a friend to all. He was a Marine Corps veteran, retired Lieutenant with the Philadelphia Fire Department, as well as an active member in the American Legion and other organizations. He took it upon himself to ensure anyone in need received all the help that he could give, especially when it came to military veterans and their families.

He had such an impact on many lives. If you had the pleasure of knowing him, you know that family is his first priority. He always had time to play, laugh, and make memories with his many nieces and nephews. Memories that will be cherished for generations to come.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ed's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. A prayer service will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will be held privately at the request of the Manko family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's name may be sent to Tunnel to Towers Foudation, www.t2t.org.

To share your fondest memories of Ed, and to express your condolences to the Manko family, please visit www.LifeCelebration.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Commander, thanks for being my friend, brother with Local 22 and commander of Post 686 for all these years. I'll sadly miss talking to you and sharing our thoughts, You have always been one of the best.

Posted by Tommy Leonard    May 05, 2022

SEMPER FIDELIS Ed..... rest in Peace...... God Bless you......

Posted by CRAIG SULLIVAN - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   May 04, 2022

Welove you Eddie. You and Laura came to our renewal of vows and we were glad you could make it. John and I saw Eddie Friday night. I live that I was behind the bar with the happy man. I will never forget that smile. We/i will miss him deeply. RIP EDDIE

Posted by Joan Werner-Starr - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   May 03, 2022

Deacon Sam D Robinson III and Family, Naomi Chap 15 Adjutant, Junior Vice Commander American Legion 738, 3rd Dist. Junior Executive Commander send prayers and love to the family of Edward L Manko he will truly be missed.

Posted by Samuel D Robinson III - Phila, PA - Acquaintance   May 02, 2022

A good Marine, a great Man.He will be remembered and missed by his fellow veterans from The membership and leadership of The 5th District American Legion.Chaplain R.B. Speight Sr.

Posted by Ronald Speight Sr. - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Friend   May 01, 2022

On behalf of the Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes and Drums Band I extend our sincerest condolences to the entire Manko family. As a member of the band Ed was dedicated to the mission of the band. As Drum Major he spent countless hours focusing on the development of marching skills, uniform sharpness, and cohesive musical performances. He played a key role in advancing the band toward the future. We will miss his command presence, humor, and his dedication to firefighter, police, and veteran families. Ed cared, plain and simple. God's speed good friend! May God bless the Manko family.

Posted by Jim Brady (President; Philly Pipes & Drums) - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   May 01, 2022

We will always remember Ed at our family reunion at Zebright Mine in California. Family is so important to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you. Aunt Emily, Donnie, Pam and family

Posted by Pamela Morse - Galt, CA - Family   April 30, 2022

My Friend, Commander, Brother and HERO. Semper Fi

Posted by Paddy OBrien - Philadelphia, PA   April 30, 2022

Great crew chief. Confident, smart, professional and fun to be around.

Posted by Stephen Maloney - Haddonfield, NJ - Friend   April 30, 2022

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