Thomas Manduca

THOMAS SCOTT MANDUCA, 55, of Dresden and Monmouth, Maine died on Friday,  June 8, 2018 unexpectedly at work in Skowhegan, ME. Tom was born on  April 14, 1963 in York, Maine to William J. and Jeannine Y. (Dionne)  Manduca.

He served as the head swim coach for the Auburn/Lewiston YMCA as part of  the Maine State YMCA Swim League, Executive Board of Maine Swimming,  Inc., and the Maine Swimming Hall of Fame Committee. Other memberships
included the Saco River Jazz Band, the Monmouth Fish and Game Club,  Scout leader in Boy Scout Troop 654 of Monmouth, and Shop Steward of the  IBEW Local 2327.

Tom’s life passions were swimming, playing jazz guitar and bass, hiking,  being a licensed Ham radio operator (KB1OUG), and watching the Boston  Celtics. He also enjoyed travel and reading related to U.S. Civil War  history.

For over 20 years, Tom worked in the telecommunications industry as a  technician with Consolidated Communications, Fairpoint Communications,  Verizon, Bell Atlantic, and NYNEX. Additionally, he worked as an
assistant manager for the Augusta Water District Filtration Plant. He  served his country honorably on active duty from 1995 – 1990 as a Navy  First Class Machinist’s Mate on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN69) and various senior enlisted positions as a drilling  reservist until the early 2000’s.

His life’s passion was as a youth swim coach and instructor for nearly  25 years.

Tom is survived by his wife, Karen (Emerson) Manduca; Daughter: Laura  Manduca; Sons: David and Joseph Manduca; Oldest Brother: William A.  Manduca and wife Jean of Knoxville, TN; Sisters-in-law: Tammy Manduca of  Augusta, ME., Sandy Perkins of Madison, ME., and Theresa Merchant of  Somesville, ME.; Uncles: Ted and Frank Manduca of Old Orchard Beach;  Aunts: Beth Conley of New Bern, NC, Anita Labbe of Auburn, ME; Cousins:
Mark Manduca, Rosandra Manduca, John and Brian Conley, Pam Ouimette, and  Patti Labbe. 8 nieces and nephews and 5.5 grand nieces and nephews.

Tom was predeeased by his parents William J. Manduca and Jeannine Y.  (Dionne) Manduca; Younger brothers: Russell and Michael; and nephews:  Kyle and Tyler Manduca.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Kincer  Funeral Home in Richmond, ME. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on  Thursday, Jun 14, 11am at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Augusta, ME.
The family requests that donations be made in Tom’s memory to the Auburn
Lewiston YMCA’S Aquatics Program. Arrangements are under the care and  direction of the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St.Richmond, ME

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