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James Joseph Manion

June 11, 1959 ~ August 31, 2022 (age 63)


James J. “Jim” Manion, 63, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 11, 1959, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John and Margaret (Musico) Manion.
Jim grew up in Clifton Park, NY, graduating from Shenendehowa High School in 1978. He attended Ashland University. Jim worked for The Cleveland Press before moving to Sandusky, where he and his wife raised their family and became owners and operators of The Donut Shop for many years. He later worked and eventually retired from Roma Imports, Clifton Park, and spent the last couple of years in Sandusky. He loved spending time with his family, was an avid skier and loved cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna (Singley) Manion; sons, Mitchell Manion and Scott (Abbey) Manion of Sandusky; daughter, Rachel Manion of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren Ellie, Maxwell, Liam, Hugo and Freya Manion; sisters, Terri (Mike) Bleile of Huron, Kathleen (Teddy) Pirkel and Marcy Manion of Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
It was his wish to be cremated. Private family services to be held. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1375 E. 9th Street # 600, Cleveland, OH 44114 or one’s favorite charity..
Arrangements entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Jim's family at

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