Frank J Manfrey, DO, of Chester Springs, PA, passed away on November 23, 2018, at home, with his loving family by his side.
He was born July 19, 1948, in Jamestown, NY to the late Frank and Rose(Muscarella) Manfrey.
Frank was a 1966 graduate of Falconer Central High School. He went to SUNY at Fredonia, graduating in 1970. After teaching high school biology and general science in Eden, NY, for one year, he enrolled in the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning a doctor of medicine degree in 1975,
Dr. Manfrey completed a flexible residency at the Bryn Mawr Hospital and an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was on staff at the Bryn Mawr Hospital, and at Paoli Hospital where he served a term as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He was a partner in Main Line Health and Women’s Healthcare of Pennsylvania. Dr. Manfrey was a strong advocate for Women’s Health, and an excellent teacher of Students, Residents, and ObGyn Physicians of Gynecologic Surgery.
At the age of 59, Dr. Manfrey retired from the practice of obstetrics but continued office gynecology and surgery. He delivered over 5,000 babies during his career. Due to poor health, he completely retired from the practice of medicine in August of 2017.
Frank is survived by his wife of 48 years, Muriel (Hanson), and sons, Brett of Philadelphia, and Jason (Maureen O’Connor), of Devon, PA. Also his grandchildren, Josephine, Ryan, and newly born, Fitzpatrick John Manfrey, with whom he shared his initials. His twin brother, Samuel Manfrey of Harleysville, PA, also survives. His granddog Monte, an ever-faithful companion, was a fixture at his side.
When asked what he was most proud of in his life, Frankie J, as he was affectionately called by his sons, replied, “My family – my wife, my sons, and my grandchildren.” He was much loved.
Frank was an avid gardener. He enjoyed home projects and antiquing.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Frank’s visitation on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home 24 Monument Avenue Malvern, PA and Thursday morning from 10-11am at Saint Patrick Church 104 Channing Avenue Malvern, PA, followed by his memorial mass at 11am. Interment will be private
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations by made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Paoli Hospital.