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Judith (Stoltz) Maniskas, aged 84 of Logan, Ohio, passed away on November 15, 2023 at Main Street Terrace in Lancaster, Ohio, following an extended illness.
Born December 26, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Myron Arthur and Frances Lee (Orendorff) Stoltz. Judith moved to Logan in 1945 when her father established the Stoltz Drug Store in 1945. She was a proud graduate of the Logan High School Class of 1956. An active member of St. John Catholic Church, Judith was instrumental in placing the Church and its grounds on the National Historic Registry. She danced and sang while performing for local cancer fundraiser, The Variety Show. She volunteered with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Band Boosters, Hocking County Children’s Chorus Board, and Logan in Bloom. Judith’s proudest achievement was authoring two books about the rich history of Logan. She was a 50-plus year member and five-time president of the Hocking County Historical Society.
Judith was employed in the personnel office of Goodyear for 15 years and edited its newsletter, The Wingfoot Clan. After graduating from Hocking College with a degree in Medical Records, she went on to work at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio for 16 years, where she became the cancer registrar.
Judith is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ernest C. Maniskas; sister, Beth (Jim) Armstrong; sons, Kevin (Nancy) Maniskas of Danvers, Massachusetts and Brian Maniskas of Tucson, Arizona; daughters, Amy (Sam) Taulbee of Logan, Ohio and Nancy (Denny) Shuttleworth of Dayton, Ohio; twelve grandchildren, Benjamin (Tracie), Matthew, and Hannah Taulbee, Nicholas and Gordon Maniskas, David and Daniel (Rachel) Maniskas, Alexander (Amanda) Beatty, Trisha (Austin) Pressly, and Travis, Isaac, and Garrett Shuttleworth; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Judith was preceded in death by her brother, David Stoltz; sister, Myrna Armentrout; and son, Steven Maniskas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 20, 2023 at St. John Catholic Church in Logan, Ohio with Father Stephen L. Krile officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Logan, Ohio, following which a luncheon will be held at St. John Catholic Church.
Visitation will take place from 4-7 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Logan, Ohio, where a rosary service will be held at 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the Maniskas family suggests donations in Judith’s name may be made to the Hocking County Historical Society, 63 North Culver Street, Logan, Ohio 43138.
Letters of condolence may be left at www.robertsfuneralhomelogan.com.