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.