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Tom Manfre

Post by ca_admin » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Thomas Manfre – 95 – Rest In Peace
June 27, 1923 – December 9, 2018

Tom Manfre, a Charles Atlas Champion, passed gently Sunday December 9, 2018 with his family by his side. Tom was a multi-talented athlete, Atlas Man, model, actor, Father and Grandfather.

Tom was born on June 27, 1923 at the age of 95. Up until the age of 94 he exercised daily. Tom had a quick wit and would always say “don’t just sit around, live your life to the fullest,” and he did just that.

"I felt like a kid in a candy store," Tom Manfre said after taking the Charles Atlas course in 1946. "I was thrilled! Charles Atlas put an arm around me and said, ‘God was good to me, and I'm sure he'll be good to you.'" Tom also spoke about Charles Atlas, saying “He gave me the confidence to conquer the world,” When Tom Manfre won the Mr. World contest at the age of 30, the first person he called to thank was Charles Atlas. Tom had an amazing relationship with everyone at Charles Atlas, Ltd.

Along with Dr. Vic Boff, Joe Marino, Tom was able to attend a gala event at the Smithsonian in 1998 that was dedicated to Charles Atlas.

“We spoke to him all the time and he will be deeply missed,” said Cynthia Soroka - Vice President Charles Atlas, Ltd.

“Tom was a man among men. There will never be another Tom Manfre. He was unique and he will always be remembered by us,” said Jeffrey C. Hogue, President Charles Atlas, Ltd.

If you would like to contact Mr. Manfre's family please use the following address: Tom Manfre's Family C/O Charles Atlas, Ltd. PO Box D Madison Square Station, NY, NY 10159.

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Re: Tom Manfre

Post by Henry Marczak » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:17 pm

Sad to hear but 95 is pretty good.

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Re: Tom Manfre

Post by DonRagsdale » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:26 pm

I am deeply sorry to hear of Tom Manfre's passing. He leaves behind a most inspiring legacy. He truly lived his life to the fullest.
Know that I shall pray for the repose of his soul and for the peace of his family and friends. Please offer my condolences to his beloved family.
Respectfully submitted,
Fellow Student of Atlas...Don Ragsdale

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Re: Tom Manfre

Post by Kev12Atlas » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:43 am

I am going to look up Tom Manfre.He was a real pupil of Charles Atlas. Have heard Joe Louis went through the Charles Atlas program as well.

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Re: Tom Manfre

Post by Henry Marczak » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:59 pm

Always liked the photo of Tom with the Atlas Trophy.

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Re: Tom Manfre

Post by Kev12Atlas » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:33 pm

Henry, I googled Tom Manfre, and, found older and more recent photos of him. Even as an older man , Tom seems to have remained having a very muscular physique. As for information, Manfre won the 1949 Charles Atlas Trophy of which he was very proud of, and, went into win the 1953 Mr. World competition, after which, he immediately phoned his mentor, Charles Atlas, to tell him the good news. Another former Charles Atlas pupil who recently passed away is David Prowse, who had previously won national weightlifting titles several times for Great Britain; although he is best known for his role as Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" movies( Not sure if David played the "Jaws" character in a James Bond movie as well).

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Re: Tom Manfre

Post by Kev12Atlas » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:18 pm

Richard Kiel is the name of the man who played "Jaws" in the James Bond movie. He had passed away earlier, on September 10, 2014.

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