Donald Norman Manlove, 72, Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, model railroading enthusiast, dog rescue volunteer

Donald Norman Manlove, of St. Augustine, FL, and of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the age of 72 years. He was born on August 18, 1943 to John and Mabel (formerly Rohrbach) Manlove in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy as a career Radio Intercept Officer, flying “backseat” in the F-4 and F-14. Donald was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Vietnam War and was also selected for the SFTI Program at Top Gun.

Many people would recognize him in his freetime from his multiple memberships in golf associations, membership at the Princess Anne Country Club, volunteering for the PAP911 Dog Rescue, or his service as a Trustee for the Kindervision Children’s Awareness Organization. He was also an extremely devoted model railroading enthusiast.

Left to cherish Donald’s memory are his wife of 42 years-Jane (formerly Melchiore); daughter Leslie Simon; son Michael Manlove and his wife Elissa; son Marc Manlove and his special friend Kandice Angel; and grandchildren Jordan, Faith, and Michael, Jr. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Donald will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Maestas Chapel (1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia) from 1:00 PM until time of Memorial Service at 3:00 PM.

Memorial contributions appreciated to the Wounded Warrior Project, PAP 911, or the Amy Leigh Miller Birkbeck Scholarship Fund. To make a donation to any of these causes, please visit The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Maestas Chapel is serving the family.

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