CUMBERLAND FORESIDE Edward T. McManus, 76, passed away March 4, 2008, in Tucson, Ariz., with his loving family by his side, after a brief illness. Tim was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Rumford, the only son of Edward L. and M. Beatrice McManus. The family lived in Lewiston and Portland before settling in Bangor. Tim attended John Bapst High School and graduated from Fryeburg Academy. Tim was a graduate of the Class of 1954 at the University of Maine. He served in the U.S. Army, 1954-1956. He was stationed in Europe, where he met his future wife, Barbara. They were married in 1959. Tim began a long and successful career in the paper industry in 1957 in New York City. He worked for International Paper Co., Federal Paper Co., and Central National-Gottesman. He retired as a senior vice president from Central National in 1992 and he and Barbara moved to Maine. Tim served on the boards of Catherine McAuley High School and the Spurwink Institute. He was president of the 45th and 50th Class Reunion committees at the University of Maine. As a result of his work with the reunion committees, he realized what a jewel the university was and he and Barbara decided that this was something they needed to support. “Kids are our best resources and we need to keep that brain power in Maine,” said Tim. The Edward “Tim” McManus ’54 and Barbara A. Fitzgerald McManus Scholarship Fund was established, which supports college of education students, giving preference to students who agree to pursue employment as teachers in the state of Maine. Tim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; his daughter, Chris Woods and her husband, Brad, and their two children, Timothy and Madeline of Portland; his son, Edward T. “TJ” McManus Jr. of Norwalk, Conn.; and several cousins. Visiting hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Jones Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Port-land. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland. Spring interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Edward “Tim” McManus ’54 and Barbara Fitzgerald McManus Scholarship Fund, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792 or the charity of one’s choice. Those who wish to send memorial tributes may do so at www.mem.com.