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Anthony Louis Manista

September 20, 1953 - October 23, 2021

Anthony Louis Manista, Sr., age 68, of Odessa, DE, passed away suddenly as a result of an automobile accident, on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 20, 1953, he was a son of the late John Manista and Ann Pucci Krempa. Anthony proudly served with the United States Marine Corps, where he enjoyed playing drums in the Corps band, especially at the White House.

He dedicated 25 years at Amtrack, making many friends. Anthony’s passion was playing pool at Red Lion Inn for the past 30 years. He loved Corvettes and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Anthony enjoyed socializing, and was considered by all to be a socialite.  He was loved by everyone, including all animals, and will be remembered by his huge group of friends. Anthony loved listening to old time tunes and played on several pool leagues throughout DE.

Anthony is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Cindy Lee (Veal) Manista; sons, Anthony Manista, Jr. and Jeremy Manista; siblings, Norma Manista (Melissa), Delores Bendistis, and Paula LaMarche; his furry, 4-legged companion, Mr. Wilson; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends; and his pool league family.

All services will be held privately. Internment will be held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anthony’s memory to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here.


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23 Condolences for Anthony Louis Manista

  • I will miss you dearly.
    Sleep in peace my friend.

  • So very sorry for your loss 💔🙏

  • My Love, My Heart, My Dearest Husband and friend. Where did you go so suddenly. We talked on the phone as you were heading home and 10 minutes later you are gone. What will I do without you. How do I live. Please My Anthony Be Blessed, Rest in Paradise, watch over me always. My heart is shattered but my love shines as bright as the night stars. We are eternal My Anthony….LOVE TRULY NEVER DIES. See you when it is my time. Hold onto me and never let go my beloved ❣😥

  • Hey big brother, my heart is filled with sorrow from you leaving me without a good bye. I will miss all the talks, and advice you gave me throughout the years. when I lost Julian you were the first I called and you walked me through my sorrow. You used to always say to me, that we all have our little square on this earth and only let those who you want to allow in. You and I went through some real crazy things together. I will always cherish the good stuff, the belly laughs life lessons when i was feeling down. I will never forget you big brother! my deepest condolence to Cindy, Jeremy and Anthony. i pray you find peace and that God eases your pain. I pray that you are reunited with all our family members. Say hello to Julian, Mom, Pop and the others, ps say hi to John Lennon for me would ya lol. Until we see each other on the other side I pray your at peace. Love always and forever Big Norm, and Melissa.

  • Even though I never got the privilege to meet you in person I have listened to your son speak of you for the past 17 Years. I want to offer my Condolences to the entire family during this time. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. I know that he is leaving behind great memories for everyone to cherish him by. Fly high and be at peace.

  • Anthony, you were my birth father, remember we met one time. I will treasure that brief moment in time. Rest in peace poppa.

  • Anthony is not only going to be missed by me but by many many others. I don’t know anyone more happy or loved and will be remembered in lots of hearts ♥️

  • Rest In Peace Anthony
    May God Bless your family I these difficult times

  • Rest in peace, our dear friend and neighbor. I wish I could make you one more bowl of chicken and dumplings and one more piece of crab pie. Thank you for all of the laughs and your friendship through the years. We will miss you very much.

  • You will always be in my heart and my condolences go out to your family. I will keep all the instructions you gave me in pool. Love you. 💞💞💞💞

  • My Anthony
    My Heart
    My Husband
    My Love
    My Forever

  • Anthony I will always love you. U were my best friend besides my brother for life ur my heart till I pass see you soon 😩😫😖❤💞

  • How Deep Is Your Love ❣️❣️❣️

    – BeeGees

    RIParadise My Beautiful Husband

  • Ant it’s me again. Hope ur with Mom and dad. Crazy huh❤️I miss you to the moon and back. What I miss is our talks and laughs but what I missed is not talking for10yrs but I’m not going to stop telling u I’m sorry for the time we lost. See you in heaven soon love ur sister forever Paula💋

  • cindy, always remember the good times you and anthony had. there is a special place in your heart that only you know. when we talked the other day i could see how much you really loved him. he always told me that nothing could ever come between you and him. His little square!! melissa and i are here anytime to lean on. take one step at a time and everything will fall into place. i know in my heart that that he is at peace. i no it dosent seem fair but hold onto those memories and that cross! love ya melissa and fathead

  • Everyone says they’ll be good days and bad
    But the good days don’t come anymore
    Some days are bearable
    The rest are just terrible
    But the good days
    They don’t come anymore

    Dearly Missed
    Totally Loved
    My Sweet Husband Anthony

  • thank you big brother for your service as a marine. i used to love watching your face light up everytime we talked about it. it was the best thing that you ever accomplished. i still have all your pins and will hold them close to me. i talk to cindy almost everyday to make sure she is ok! miss you love you and thank you. norm aka googie, aka fathead

  • My Anthony

    Time will go by but our love that shines like the stars will never extinguish. Norman, Jeremy, Sarah and Jackie are the best….they miss you so much. Keep watching over me my love, keeping me
    safe and I Pray to our Lord and I know you are in heaven with family and friends. Until me meet again, always, carry my love in you heart as I carry yours with me

    Forever and a day. True love never fades away ❣❣❣

  • hey big brother, please watch over cindy. i know your at peace please find my julian and gaurd him for me. love you miss you.

  • It’s nly been a month since you left us empty. I guess “the tragedy” is already over. Sitting here totally alone again. NO SARAH, NO JACQUI, NO CAROL, NO JEREMY, NO ANGIE and not a word all week from Norman, Melissa, Dee, Sue & John, Wayne, Dustin. HOW VERY SAD 😥

  • Merry Christmas My Husband, My Love, My Heart ❣❣❣

  • i miss you

  • Hey big brother i miss you dearly. Our talks for hours laughing our asses off. I love you so much Fathead