Funeral Services For WDCHOF Member John Manlove

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Funeral services will be held for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member John Manlove on Monday, October 10 at 11 am at the Johnson Funeral Home, P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson, Maryland. Interment will be in Parkwood Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm on Saturday, October 8 and from 3 to 5 pm Sunday, October 9.

He passed away at age 78 on October 4 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Rosemary Manlove (nee Casey), children JoAnn (Rod) Howell, Diane (Joseph J.) Bish and John A. (Noel) Manlove, Jr. and grandchildren Joseph J. III, Valerie and Patrick Bish, Brent Howell, Casey and Colleen Manlove.

A member of the Yankee Rebels drum and bugle corps of Baltimore, Maryland over a span of more than 50 years, he was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2000. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He worked for American Smelting and Refining Co. and W. R. Grace. He was also a member of the Eagles Golf Club of the Parkville American Legion.

John Manloveā€™s drum corps career began in 1940, with the 29th Division junior drum and bugle corps. He played a baritone horn with that corps until 1954, when he moved to the Yankee Rebels as a performer, instructor and administrator. He played baritone or contra bass with Yankee Rebels until 1976, when the corps disbanded. He taught contra bass players over a five-year period in the 1970s. He served as finance officer for Yankee Rebels for 25 years. He was brass judge with the Penn Mar Circuit from 1956 through 1958. He began to play a contra bass horn again with the Yankee Rebels Alumni group in 1987 and was still playing when he celebrated his 55th year in drum corps activity in 1995.

He is the third member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame to pass away in the past month.

Marty Hurley, inducted in 2004 passed away in New Orleans early in September at age 65 after suffering complications from a stroke several weeks earlier. Bob Adair, who was inducted in 1984, passed away on September 21, 2011 at the age of 76.

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Posted by on Friday, October 7th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.