Roll of Honor

Donald Z. Manuel

Donald Z. Manuel

  • Highview Fire District
  • Kentucky
  • Year of Death: 1996

Submitted by his Grandson

Donald Manuel served the Highview Fire Department for 27 years. He was a veteran – part of an engineering platoon here on native soil. He was very involved with his parish‚ St. Bernards‚ which was the site of the heart attack that ultimately killed him. He was responding to a smoke alarm in the boiler room of the school.

He was a second degree black belt in Tai-Kwan Do‚ based at UofL. He was a career retiree of General Electric. He loved to fish‚ go horseback riding‚ and tinker with things at home. He was an avid bowler. He was a member of the same team for 20 some years; bowling in the same place in the same league.

He is survived by his wife‚ Shirley‚ 6 children‚ 2 son-in-laws and 2 daughter-in-laws‚ 7 grandchildren‚ and one great grand child‚ born after his death.

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Memorial Wall

  1. I’m remembering my father today,19 years removed from his death. If you could measure a man by the size of his heart, my father was a giant. He inspired two sons and two grandchildren to become volunteer firefighters and his oldest son is now a Captain with Louisville FD. How proud he must be. More important is the love he had for his family. He rarely said it; he just showed it. I guess that’s why we still miss and love him today. We are consoled by our faith in Jesus that he is in heaven, no doubt, bowling with the King of kings. We miss and love you Dad. Love, your son, Anthony

    – Anthony Manuel