Denis Lee Manotti, 59, of Montoursville, entered into rest at 12:37 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2018, at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.
He was born March 20, 1959, in Lewisburg, a son of Phebe (Grand) Manotti of Mifflinburg, and the late Robert L. Manotti, Sr. On November 3, 1990, in Lock Haven, he married the love of his life, Maryanne E. Walizer.
Denis was a 1977 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School andlater Millersville University. He was a teacher and a wrestling coach for 33 years at Canton Area JH/SH School.
Denis will forever be remembered by his wife of 27 years, andtwo daughters, Mikah J. Manotti and March I. Manotti; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Andrea Manotti, Kenneth Manotti and Suzanne Manotti, and John and Lisa Manotti. He was loved by his eight nieces and nephews; Clint, Dustin, Elizabeth, Jeana, Peter, Griffin, Reese, and Raigan.
Denis was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Penn’s Creek.
More than anything else, Denis loved his girls and was a hero to them. He taught them how to be strong, fearless and “tough as nails”. They will never forget how a little WD-40 made theirsled the fastest in the neighborhood. Most importantly his daughters know how to love unconditionally.
His nickname was “The Falcon”. The Falcon is a solar emblem of success, victory and rising above the situation. At its core, the falcon represents visionary power, wisdom and guardianship. This defined Denis Manotti.
Visitors will be received at the family residence,159 Herr Lane, Montoursville on Friday, April 27th from 4 to 8 pm.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
Memorial donations may be made to the Robert L Manotti Sr. Wrestling Scholarship award. Check made out to MACST. Address: Ann Beckley, MACST treasurer, 1900 Dietrich Rd. Mifflinburg, Pa. 17844. Please leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.