Marianne Thorne Wright

Marianne Thorne Wright, 83, passed away on September 16, 2017. She was the widow of the Rev. Robert H. Wright and a member of Asbury UMC Allentown, where he served prior to his retirement. Her husband of 52 years passed away in 2007.

Mrs. Wright is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth “Libbie” Wright Jae (and husband Jeff) and Marian Wright Sieke (and husband Steve), plus four grandsons, a great-granddaughter and two sisters, among other loved ones.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Grandview Heights United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at Grandview UMC from 10 AM.

One of “Mannie’s” last wishes was to be a donor to the Johns Hopkins Brain Bank to help researchers find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation as a tribute gift in honor of Mannie Wright. (

The Rev. Robert H. Wright served the following appointments:

  • 6/1/1959 Springfield: Covenant;
  • 6/1/1964 Havertown: St. Andrews;
  • 6/1/1967 Lancaster: Grandview;
  • 7/1/1973 Extension Ministry: Conference Consultant and Program Director;
  • 9/1/1980 Extension Ministry: Superintendent, Lancaster District
  • 7/1/1984 Allentown: Asbury;
  • 2/1/2000 Elder Retired