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Obituary for Glenys Manfre, 1954-2017

Posted by [email protected] on December 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Glenys Jayne Manfre celebrated her first day in heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

Glenys was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Wilkes-Barre. She graduated from GAR High School in 1972 and received an associate's degree in general science in 1974 from Luzerne County Community College, after which she attended King's College for another two years.

On Nov. 17, 1978, she married her long-time love whom she met in seventh grade, Robert "Bob" Manfre, and moved to Hillsborough, N.J., their home for the last 39 years.

Glenys and Bob have been dedicated supporters of the Rutgers University Women's Basketball program for the last 17 years. Glenys served as the president of the fan club, the Cagers Club, from 2010 to 2014. She and her husband, Bob, were regular fixtures at home games played at the "RAC" in Piscataway, N.J., as well as at countless games played "on the road." Glenys' passion to watch her Scarlet Knights was a major motivation for her as she conquered numerous medical challenges in order to continue supporting her team.

In addition to supporting Rutgers women's basketball, Glenys loved to travel. She and Bob traveled domestically to visit extended family and friends, as well as internationally to Austria, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. They also enjoyed volunteering at LPGA golf tournaments as marshals and scorers.

There has been an outpouring of love for Glenys as a testament to the incredible impact she had on so many hundreds of lives during her life. If you were so privileged and honored to be included in her incredible aura of love, laughter and memorable adventures, she touched your heart and soul forever.

Glenys was preceded in death by her father, William H. Jones, and her mother, Phyllis Roberts Jones.

She is survived by her loving husband, Bob; sister, Gladys Ann Pusateri, and niece, Kimberly Dec, both of Harrisburg; niece, Carrie Pusateri, Wilkes-Barre; nephew and niece, Edward and Loren Pusateri, Huntington, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Nancy Manfre, Wilkes-Barre; sister-in-law and husband, Adele and Joseph Broody, Buford, Ga.; niece and nephew, Allyson and Patrick Doran, Marietta, Ga.; brother-in-law and wife, Eugene and Cindy Manfre, Wilkes-Barre; niece and nephew, Loriann and Eric Conahan, Wilkes-Barre Twp.; nephew and niece, Marc and Stacey Manfre, Kingston; niece, Nicole, Wilkes-Barre; and three great-nephews and one great-niece.

Glenys and Bob have a very special bond with Rutgers Athletics. Their love of athletics led them to endow an athletics scholarship, the Bob and Glenys Manfre Endowed Women's Basketball Scholarship. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the R Fund at the Rutgers University Foundation, 355 George St., Liberty Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, in memory of Glenys.

There will be a memorial service for Glenys at noon this Saturday in Meade Street Baptist Church, 50 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Chester F. Dudick Jr., pastor, will officiate.

Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church.

There will also be a celebration of life memorial for Glenys at noon Sunday, Jan. 14 in Kirkpatrick Chapel on the campus of Rutgers University, 81 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J.,

RU Takes 3rd Straight with Win Over Virginia

Posted by [email protected] on December 4, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Scarlet Knights continued their winning streak with a home victory over the Virginia Cavaliers, 52-43 on December 4 at the RAC. RU is now 8-2 on the season. Tyler Scaife again led the team in scoring with 22. Stasha Carey finished with 9 points - including a trey - and 9 rebounds, and Victoria Harris had a strong game with 6 rebounds and 5 points in 25 minutes on the court. Come on down on Friday for a 2 PM game against Seton Hall. And don't forget to sign up for the Cagers Huddle on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4:30, prior to the 6 PM start vs. Houston. Stop by the Cagers table on Friday.

Check the Scarlet Knights webite for a game summary at

Rutgers redshirt senior guard Tyler Scaife was named to the Big Ten Honor Roll and the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday.

Scaife averaged 22.5 points in RU's victories over NC State and Siena last week helping the Scarlet Knight to surpass last year's win total and guide Rutgers to its first ever Big Ten/ACC Challenge victory. Additionally, the Little Rock, Arkansas, native moved up two spots on the all-time Rutgers scoring leaders list into place.

RU Starts New Streak with Wins Over NC State and Siena

Posted by [email protected] on December 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

After losing 2 of 3 games on the road in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida last week, Rutgers bounced back to take two straight wins in the friendly confines of the RAC with victories over NC State on Thursday and Siena on Saturday, 59-47. Rutgers improves its season record to 7-2, surpassing last season’s win total of just 6 games in the first few weeks of the season.

Senior Tyler Scaife remains the team’s leading scorer, adding 18 points in 18 minutes in the Siena game. Redshirt sophomore guard Ciani Cryor scored 8 points. Newcomer Sasha Carey grabbed 9 rebounds, followed closely by 8 from Caitlyn Jenkins, who recorded 6 blocks in the game.

For a recap of the game and to see the post-game press conference, please visit the Scarlet Knights website at


Former Cagers President Glenys Manfre Passes Away

Posted by [email protected] on November 30, 2017 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Cagers Club lost dedicated member and former president Glenys Manfre on November 29 following a lengthy illness. Cagers President Kathy Duff provided this moving tribute to our dear friend and fellow fan:

Today is a day of profound sadness for the Cagers Club & the Rutgers Women's Basketball Family as I share the news of the passing of long-time Cagers Club member and past president, Glenys Manfre. Glenys passed away on November 29th at 8:44 PM. I was with Bob and Glenys, along with her sister, nephew and 3 nieces, as she took her last breath to eternal slumber. She knew that she was surrounded by love and that was a comfort to her adoring husband, Bob. Bob and Glenys had a love story for a lifetime. They met 51 years ago in the 7th grade and have been together ever since, recently celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary.

Heaven welcomed a new angel tonight. Glenys fought the fight of her life for the past 16 years, never letting cancer defeat her nor define her. Besides Bob and her family, there was nothing that Glenys loved more than Rutgers Women's Basketball! Glenys was a longtime season ticket holder for both RUWBB and Rutgers Football. Glenys had a passion and love for RUWBB like none other! She traveled all over the country, to St. Thomas and San Juan, following RUWBB. She thought of RUWBB and the Cagers Club as part of her extended family. Glenys and Bob considered all of the players to be their children and the coaches were their nieces and nephews. For many summers, Bob and Glenys hosted RUWBB at their home for their annual pool party, welcoming all the new players and coaches to the family!

All of the Cagers knew Glenys and I believe that all RUWBB fans knew all about Glenys, too. She was a constant presence at all RUWBB home games, often being caught on camera and the big board at the RAC, cheering her heart out and leading the cheers with her red megaphone in hand. Defense Rutgers, Defense, Defense Rutgers, Defense!

We travelled to many, many away games on the Rolling RAC bus trips, especially when we were part of the Big East Conference. Glenys always made sure that our "sweet tooth" was satisfied by passing around the candy bag filled with all kinds of goodies and Twizzler rally-sticks. When we had over-nighters at the Big East Conference Championships or NCAA tournaments, there was always a pre-game or post-game celebration, win or lose. Oh, we had so much fun!

Glenys fulfilled a dream during the 2013-14 season. Glenys attended EVERY game that year, both home and away games. Sometimes she was the only Rutgers fan at the game, but everyone knew that she was there. She would sit right behind the team, leading the cheers for all of us. She was so proud of that accomplishment as it meant everything to her!

I'm sure that you share my sentiment when I say that I will be forever grateful for Glenys's love and friendship. When I joined the Cagers Club and didn't know anyone, she and Bob welcomed me with opened arms, as they did with everyone! There was nothing that she wouldn't do for us! One of our Cagers Club members (and Glenys' biggest fan) said to me tonight "All my Glenys memories include the word FUN." Amen, Glenys, God Bless You!

Bob told me tonight that he might go to the game Thursday night (but he wouldn't be selling 50/50s). He said that there is no other place that Glenys would want him to be and that he needed to be with his Rutgers Family and friends. Please keep Bob and Glenys and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Glenys is finally at peace and no longer suffering.

The cheering section in heaven just got a little bit louder. The RAC will just not be the same without Glenys Manfre! I will keep you posted when I know of the arrangements for Glenys.

RU Starts Season with Victory Over James Madison

Posted by [email protected] on November 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Rutgers traveled to James Madison on Friday, November 10 and came out with a 76-63 win behind 26 points from Tyler Scaife.  Jazz Rollins added 10 points and newcomer Caitlin Jenkins hauled down 14 rebounds in the victory.  Everyone played in the contest and nearly everyone scored. Check out the boxscore on the Scarlet Knights website at

RU continues on the road on Monday, traveling to Philadelphia for a contest with the Temple Owls.  The Cagers will be boarding The Rolling RAC promptly at 4:30 from the Yellow lot.  Let's keep that road record perfect!  

First Huddle Planned for November 19

Posted by [email protected] on October 26, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Welcome Back Huddle is scheduled for Sunday, 11/19/17, @ 4:45 PM prior to RU WBB vs Wake Forest @ 6:30 pm. The cost of the huddle will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The menu will include a variety of gourmet sandwiches, salads, chips, desserts and drinks. We will also have our Tricky Tray table. It's a great way to say hello to your friends and welcome in the start of the exciting home game schedule for Rutgers Women's Basketball.

Join Us for the Gulf Coast Showcase, Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted by [email protected] on October 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are looking forward to having the Scarlet Knights’ Women’s Basketball team in our Gulf Coast Showcase this November. Our tournament headquarters is beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa! A breathtaking 26-acre resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. Guests can spend the day collecting shells on the beach. Tee it up at Raptor Bay Golf Course. Rejuvenate at Stillwater Spa, ride the gentle currents of our Lazy River or thrill to high-speed action on the waterslides. Surrounding the resort, the beauty and culture of Southwest Florida await, from art galleries to museums to distinctive shopping. Charter a fishing boat on the Gulf of Mexico, or explore the wilds of the Everglades.

Tickets are now on-sale and we have special fan rates at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point with links for both on the tournament website at

Cagers Huddles and News Update

Posted by [email protected] on December 5, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Our next Huddle is Saturday, 12/17/16 @ noon, prior to RU vs. Temple game at 2 PM. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. There will be sign-up sheet at the Cagers Club table Monday 12/5/16.

The Cagers Club is back in the business of selling 50/50s at all RUWBB home games but we are now selling at all MBB home games as well. A percentage of the proceeds form the sale of the 50/50s will be shared with the Cagers Club to use as part of our donation to the B1G Build Fund. Bob Manfre will be sending an email today requesting volunteers to sell at MBB games. Rutgers has supplied us with game day ticket and green lot parking passes for our volunteers. We all know that nobody sell better than we do! This dgea win/win for Rutgers and the Cagers Club. The more tickets that we sell, the bigger the pots & the more $$ that we earn towards our B1G Build Fund pledge.

Bus trips on the Rolling RAC - our next trip is this Wednesday, 12/7/16 for RU vs St. John's. The bus leaves the RAC Scarlet lot at 4 PM. Our other bus trip in Sunday, 1/22/17 for RU vs Maryland.

Premium Members - winners for the 2 courtside seats are as follows:

Rachel Bogan - Seton Hall 12/13/16

Marc Morales - Temple 12/17/16

Gloria Resnick - Penn State 12/31/16 (pick up tix at Cagers Club table)

Neil Resnick - Wisconsin 1/04/17

Jeff Wilson - Michigan State 1/14/17 (pick up tix at Cagers Club table)

Mimi Perfetti - Iowa 1/17/17

Debbie Tarby - Northwestern 1/29/17

Larry Perfetti - Indiana 2/08/17

Joe Young - Purdue 2/15/17

Marilyn Watkins - Ohio State 2/26/17 (pick up tix at Cagers Club table)

SAVE THE DATE - Huddles, Road Trips Scheduled

Posted by [email protected] on October 11, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Cagers Club – Important Dates to Remember

Saturday, October 22, 10 -12 pm – WBB Open practice for Cagers Club & RFUND

Cagers Club Huddles – (Guest speakers to be announced at a later date)

• Welcome Back Huddle – Thursday, 12/01/16 5:00 pm (game vs Duke @ 7 pm) - Honoring Cappie Pondexter as her jersey is retired at half-time of the Duke game

• Holiday Huddle – Saturday, 12/17/16 @ 12 pm noon (game vs Temple @ 2 pm)

• New Year Huddle – Saturday, 1/14/17 @ 10 am (game vs Michigan State @ noon)

• Valentine’s Huddle – Wednesday, 2/15/17 @ 5:15 pm (game vs Purdue @ 7 pm)

• End of Season Huddle (Senior Day) – Sunday, 2/26/17 @ 1 pm (game vs Ohio State @ 3 pm)

Home Games

Paid Premium Member raffle for courtside seats for these 4 home games will be drawn on Sunday, 11/6

• Friday, 11/11/16 @ 2 pm vs Chattanooga 

• Sunday. 11/27/16 @ 2 pm vs Bryant 

• Thursday, 12/01/16 @ 7 pm vs Duke 

• Saturday, 12/03/16 @ 2 pm vs Bucknell


Paid Premium Member raffle for courtside seats for these 4 home games will be drawn on Thursday, 12/1

• Mon, 12/05/16 @ 7 pm vs James Madison Paid Premium Member raffle for courtside

• Tuesday, 12/13/16 @ 7 pm vs Seton Hall seats for these 7 games will be drawn at the

• Saturday, 12/17/16 @ 2 pm vs Temple Huddle on Thursday 12/01/16

• Saturday, 12/31/16 @ noon vs Penn State

• Wednesday, 1/04/17 @ 7 pm vs Wisconsin

• Sat, 1/14/17 @ noon vs Michigan State

• Tuesday, 1/17/17 @ 7 pm vs Iowa


Paid Premium Member raffle for courtside seats for these 4 home games will be drawn on Saturday, 1/14/17

• Sunday, 1/29/17 @ 2 pm vs Northwestern Paid Premium Member raffle for courtside

• Wednesday, 2/08/17 @ 7 pm vs Indiana seats for these 4 games will be drawn at

• Wednesday, 2/15/17 @ 7 pm vs Purdue – Huddle on Saturday, 1/14/17

• Sunday, 2/26/17 @ 3 pm vs Ohio State – Senior Day

Bus Trips

• Sunday, 11/20/16 - RU @ Virginia – Game time TBD – approx. cost $85

• Wednesday, 12/7/16 – RU vs St. Johns – Game time 7 pm, approx. cost $40

• Sunday, 1/22/17 – RU vs Maryland – Game time 3 pm, approx. cost $70

Premium Member - Pre-Game Dinner & game seating with Sarah Baumgartner – date TBD


Exclusive Offer for R B1G 10 Build Fund Donors

Posted by [email protected] on October 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Our Cagers Club President, Kathy Duff, a Captain in the Rutgers' B1G 10 Build fundraising effort, is hosting an exclusive event for donors on November 2.  Please see her letter below:

Many of you are aware of the R B1G Build Fund Campaign and that Rutgers RFUND has selected me to be one of the Team Captains for this campaign. I received some exciting news several weeks ago. Team Kathy Duff - Cagers Club, is in 4th place out of 29 teams! Thank you to all of you who have made the pledge to donate & join our team! Wouldn't be awesome if we could get more members to join our team and move us from 4th place to 1st, 2nd or 3rd place? Wouldn't it be great to show the Rutgers community what the Cagers Club can accomplish when we all bond together to support RUWBB and other RU teams?


As Team Captain, I am hosting an Exclusive Event for Cagers Club Members who join the team and pledge to donate $10 or more/month for 5 years, donating today thru Friday 10/28/16 (this includes members who have already donated). This exclusive event is a Wine & Cheese Meet and Greet, featuring Coach C. Vivian Stringer, Deputy Director of Athletics Sarah Baumgartner, members of the WBB coaching staff and the RFUND team. There may even be some of the team players in attendance! You will be able to interact with these honored guests, one-on-one, for 2 hours. The date for the event is Wednesday, 11/2/16, 5 - 7 pm, location to be announced shortly.


$10/month x 5 years is $600. This is a significant amount of money to donate at one time. But is quite doable if you do it $10 at a time. Please consider the following:

If you give up 2 or 3 Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks cups of coffee, you can save $10/month

Perhaps you can order one less pizza/month, saving $10/month

Perhaps you can bring your breakfast or lunch to work several times/month; that, too, would save at least $10/month

Perhaps you can go to one less movie/month

If you would like to make a smaller, one time donation, Rutgers would be thrilled with your donation too!


Donating to the R B1G Build Fund is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for Coach Stringer and RUWBB. It is an opportunity to help grow our team and program, attracting outstanding student athletes to Rutgers. Just imagine the talent that Rutgers would attract when they see the new state-of-the-art training facilities! You would be helping Coach Stringer's dream come true! You would be doing your part to bring back RUWBB to the glory of years past! We could help Pack the RAC once again.


I could go on and on...I am just excited for the opportunity to do my small part to support Rutgers Athletics! Please join me!


It's easy to donate. You can do so online, having your donation automatically added to you credit card on a monthly basis. If you would like to donate using a pledge card, I can send one to you. Please let me know how I can help you.


When you make your pledge, it is imperative that you contact me via email or phone call, to let me know that you donated. As Team Captain, I need to account for all of our team donations; I don't want to miss any of your pledges. Don't me at [email protected] or 908-337-6791.


I would love to see you at the Wine & Cheese Meet and Greet! Please review my attached letter.


Kathy Duff

Team Captain - Cagers Club


RU Cagers Club

P.O. Box 1017

Piscataway, NJ 08854

email: [email protected]