Theodore Albert Manthay, 87, formerly of 1292 Country Club Road, and later a resident of Coccomo Memorial Health Care Center in Meriden, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at UConn Medical Center in Farmington. He was the husband of the late Florence Marie Schee Manthay. Born in Kensington on Apr. 9, 1916, he was the son of the late Albert and Olga Hoff Manthay. He was a dairy farmer in the Westfield section of Middletown and later worked as a sheet metal roller for 12 years at International Silver Company in Meriden, retiring in 1969 due to an eye disability. Mr. Manthay was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Meriden. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Joseph Piscitello of Middletown; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert T. and Linda Manthay of Middletown; three brothers, Reinhold Manthay and Rudolph Manthay, both of Meriden, and Walter Manthay of Middletown; a sister, Alma Knopf of Berlin; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 12 noon at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. The Rev. David Brinkley and the Rev. Wallace Meridinyan will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery in Meriden. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. If desired, contributions in Mr. Manthay's memory may be made to The Schepens Eye Research Institute, 20 Staniford St., Boston, MA 02114, or to The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 135 South Road, Farmington, CT 06032, or to the charity of one's choice.

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