The Muncy Township Community paid homage to longtime resident Robert McManigal who has faithfully served the area in many ways, most recently retiring from the township planning commission. The homage was in designating the road behind the township building as Robert McManigal Way. A native of Lock Haven, the longtime Muncy/Pennsdale resident moved here when age nine.
A veteran in the US Army during the Korean War, he was in the 3rd Infantry Division. Following the cease-fire, he was then assigned to the troop information and education center.
The Muncy High School aluminas also graduated from Lycoming College in 1958 with a degree in economics and accounting and attended graduate school at Bucknell University. He retired in 1993 as Board Secretary/Business Manager of Loyalsock Township School District.
A member of the Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, many of its committees have benefited from McManigal’s participation. He had served on the Lycoming County “Brotherhood Country, USA.” In addition, he’s been an interracial part in the “Making Dreams come True” program, providing an enjoyable experience for terminally ill children.
A sports fan, McManigal enjoys following Penn State and Lycoming College football, the Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore O’s, Pittsburgh Steelers and Mike Mussina’s career. Traveling, collecting license plates is high on his list of things to do, as also time spent with family; wife Janet, daughter Jane and two granddaughters.