In Memoriam - Edward J. McManimon, III
Edward Joseph McManimon, III was born on November 15, 1946, into a large, loving family. He attended Notre Dame High School and Georgetown University, where he earned his bachelor's and law degrees. He married his first love, Chris, and became a devoted father to Maura and Christopher, and devoted grandfather to Liam, Seamus, and Killeen.
For the past 50+ years, Ed practiced law at the law firm that bore his name. Over the course of his career, Ed was rightly honored by his University, his colleagues, and numerous professional organizations for his commitment to, and impact on, those institutions and the people they represent. He left an indelible mark on Georgetown, his firm, and the legal community. He had a distinguished career.
But that is hardly his legacy. Ed’s legacy lives in those who were touched by him. You see, Ed lived to serve — humbly, simply and purely.
Service for Ed began with humility. Despite his obvious talents and achievements, and the acknowledgments that followed, Ed remained ready to assist and serve all of us. No ask too small. No task below his stature. He met us where we were; not the other way around.
The source of Ed's desire to help was pure and simple. He cared. He saw potential. Potential we often did not see in ourselves. He refused to allow that potential to go unrealized. Ed encouraged, pushed, and prodded us forward.
Always he remained only a call, email, text, or conversation away if we needed reassurance, advice, or more prodding. Ed remained at his core an advisor, coach, and mentor. A servant to others. Through that service, he celebrated our success and helped us through our failures.
Family, friends, and his firm. These are the things that brought Ed happiness and joy. He loved us. He believed in us. He saw our potential.
We honor him by recommitting to our potential. Our potential to be the best we can be in the image of Ed: humbly, simply, purely.