Charles ‘Chuck’ H. Cadiz, 92, WWII vet, co-owned and founded Manada Golf Course

By on October 31, 2018

Charles “Chuck” H. Cadiz, 92, of Ephrata, and formerly of Harrisburg and Phoenixville, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Ephrata Manor.

He was the loving husband of the late Winifred (Bower) Cadiz, and son of the late Charles H. and Margaret (Keller) Cadiz. He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Susan Wilson; and a brother: Richard Cadiz.

Surviving are four children: James Cadiz (Terrie), Marsha Dougherty (Lawrence), Cathy Garovsky (John), and Beth Judy (Brian); 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Chuck was born in Harrisburg and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked as a golf course superintendent, and was the creative founder, co-owner and superintendent of Manada Golf Course in Grantville, PA. Chuck was also the superintendent of Kimberton Golf Course and Eagle Lodge Golf Course.

He was a past-president of the Pennsylvania Turf Grass Council and the Central PA Golf Course Superintendent Association and member of the Philadelphia Golf Course Superintendent Association.

Graveside funeral services with military honors were held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, on Oct. 30.

Those who desire may make donations in Chuck’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at

To leave condolences, visit Gravenor Funeral Home, Ephrata, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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