August 18, 2005 -- It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing Monday evening of Bill Manley, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Bill, 71 had battled cancer for the last 10 months, and went peaceful with Erin, his wife, and his three sons at his side.
Bill started with AM in Richmond, VA and then went to Marketing in Cleveland. He was promoted to the Cleveland Branch and eventually purchased the Graphics Service Organization from AM in 1976. Originally Graphco was a reprographics service company. He turned that company into the very successful Graphco Corporation, headquartered in Solon, Ohio and is one of the largest Ryobi and Sakurai dealers in North America. His son, Chris has been running the company lately and will continue to do so.
You could always count on Bill for a good story and could always leaving you laughing. He was upbeat and even 4 weeks ago wrote a note "that he was sorry he couldn't make the FAME Reunion this year, hopefully next year." He won't be there, but will be remembered by his many friends from AM.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, 18th, from 4 to 8 at the Tabone Funeral Home, 33650 Solon Road, Solon, Ohio. 440 248-3320
Funeral services will be at 11:00AM on Friday, 19th at the Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 440 543-1212
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