Lieutenant Scott Michael Manes

Born: 03/22/1977 Passed:

Lieutenant Scott Michael Manes, 42, of Akron died on October 14, 2019, from his battle with cancer. He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Dr. Stephen Manes and Judith (Hirsh) Manes.

Since 2003, Scott served as a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Akron. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2019, where he served in the Inspection Bureau. He also worked as a firefighter/paramedic at the City of Fairlawn since 2002. Scott served as a fire/EMS instructor through The University of Akron since 2015 and often taught other fire/EMS classes – as well as proctoring exams – throughout the Greater Akron area.

Scott graduated from Revere High School (1995), and he received his Bachelor degree from Kent State University (1999). In December 2019, he was planning to graduate with his Masters in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Arizona State University.

Scott was passionate about fitness, and could be found at a local gym on any given day. He also loved to travel with his wife, he was a relentless advocate for further education, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.

He leaves behind his wife Kristen (Matlak) Manes of 17 years. In his immediate family, he is survived by his parents Stephen and Judy Manes, and his sister Lisa (Manes) Cohen along with her husband Aaron Cohen and their two children. He is also survived by parents-in-law Tony and Irene Matlak; and sisters-in-law Jennifer (Matlak) Cirincione and her three children, and Kelley (Matlak) Carameli and her husband Leone Carameli, Jr. He also leaves behind an extended family of cousins, aunts, and uncles.

A Celebration of Life will be held for family, first responders, and friends on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club at 200 N. Wheaton Rd. in Akron.

In lieu of flowers, please kindly donate to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network at or the Cleveland Clinic Hospice at


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