Lt. Colonel Cornelius Manthe (Retired Army) died on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Blacksburg, Va. He was 94.
Cornelius joined the Army during World War II, proudly serving our nation in both World War II and Korea. After retiring, he completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland in 1964, during which time he worked for department of the Army, retiring in 1983.
He is survived by his daughter Cornelia of Blacksburg, and son Bruce also of Blacksburg, and Colonel Brian Manthe (USMC, retired) of Pennsylvania. His grandchildren are Matt, a graduate of Clemson University currently living in Florida, Caitlin, a student at Towson University in Maryland, Jeff a graduate of the University of Virginia currently in Austin, Texas and Mark, a graduate of Roanoke College currently residing in Charlottesville, Va.
He leaves this earth to be with the love of his life, his wife Maggie, who passed away in 2011.
A reception will be held by the family from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday March 6, 2016 at McCoy funeral home. His final internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date and time to be scheduled.