Maralyn A. Mancias, 84, of Mohnton, passed away September 6, 2022. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Maralyn was the loving wife of Librado Mancias Jr. They celebrated 65 years of marriage. Born in Mohnton, Maralyn was the daughter of Melvin and Martha (Tobias) Haas. She was a loving mother to Joanne L. McDowell (deceased), Librado (Butch) Mancias III, husband to Brenda (Behm) Mancias, Karen E. Woytko, wife to John Woytko, Mark W. Mancias husband to MaryBeth (Patti), Toni L. Drogo wife to Dennis Drogo, Kevin L. Mancias husband to Kathryn (Gillespy) Mancias and Ruben A. Mancias. She was grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Maralyn was a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School class of 1956. Shortly after graduation she entered the U.S. Air Force and served 3 years. She was stationed in Washington State where she met and married Lito (Librado).
At any given time, Maralyn could be found working in her garden, cleaning the house and cooking for nine, all while volunteering in her community. Being very committed to her community, she was a member/president of the Women's club of Mohnton, Mohnton Borough council, YMCA council and Mohnton playground council. She was an avid supporter and volunteer for the Mifflin Library. Maralyn founded the Mohnton Community Center Committee, whose mission was to provide a safe, enriching environment for the youth of Mohnton. Her efforts now stand as the Mifflin YMCA. She was also a gifted crafter who always had a project underway. In 2009, the Mohnton Lion's club awarded her the Citizen of the Year award for heroically attempting to save the life of another person at the risk of her own. She was employed by the Red Cross for over a decade and volunteered, teaching CPR and First Aid.
A visitation will be held Monday, September 12, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., in Mohnton.
Maralyn is survived by her sisters Gloria Cobb, Kathy Isett, Chris Simmons, Cindy Gipprich, and brothers Melvin Haas Jr and Perry Haas. She was predeceased by sisters MaryEllen Clemens and Nancy Haas.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis at:https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/PFFTribute/MaralynMancias
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