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Celebrating the life of

John William Manders

February 15, 1938 - January 17, 2022

John William Manders

John William Manders, age 83, died January 17, 2022 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  He was born in Putnam, Connecticut, and had lived in Savannah many years.  He was retired from the Savannah News/Press after many years of service.

He is preceded in death by his son, Scott Brown; his parents, John Eugene and Martha Harper Manders; and siblings, Leroy Manders, Marty Manders, Theron Manders, Patricia Manders, and Willard Manders.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Paulsen Manders of Savannah; sons, Mark Manders of Deerfield Beach, Fl., David (Shari) Manders of Beech Island, SC, Jamie (Hope) Manders of Columbia, SC, Andy (Angela) Manders of Suwanee, GA, and Mark (Carey) Brown of Tybee Island, GA; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  The family will receive friends before and after the service.



Sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time our thoughts and prayers our with you.

- Barbara Cioffi & Family, Martinez, GA

Nancy, many thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you mourn John's passing. I remember his gentle spirit and kind smile.

- Sue S Burdette, Savannah, GA

Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was always so kind and friendly with a smile every time you saw him. Prayers for all of you.

- Becky Benton, Savannah , GA

Nancy I will never be able to repay the kindness you gave to My Mother over the years. Please know you are in my prayers and how much I appreciated John. May God hold you in His arms during this time. Blessings David Turner

- David W Turner, Barnwell, SC

Nancy my sister and I send our condolence to you and your entire family.

- viola baker, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was always so nice whenever we met. Nancy, Will always remember him letting me pretend to be his assistant soccer coach. Bruce

- Bruce and Lora Anderson, Savannah, GA

It was a pleasure being the caregiver of Mr John manders at Summer breeze Mr John was a very funny man we had so much fun in time together on the memory care unit at Summer breeze he will be surely missed my condolences goes out to the family

- Sandra Young, Savannah, Ga

Tom and I are praying for Nancy and family. May you feel God's peace. May He give you comfort, wisdom and strength. We have fond memories of John. Our deepest sympathies. Tom and Katherine Owens

- Tom and Katherine Owens , Savannah, GA

I worked at Savannah News & Press with John. John was so kind, helpful, and understanding while making the job deadlines. I pray he find peace and sweet rest.

- Gwendolyn James, Savannah, GA

Nancy, my sincere condolences and prayers. I will never forget your and John's kindness to my family for many years.

- Kim Harper and Family, Yulee, FL

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel