Sylvester (Sam) Manokey, 82, of Cambridge, was called home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, November 5, 2013 at his residence, Charlotte Hall Veteran's Facility. He was born to the late William and Millie Todd Manokey on December 4, 1930, being the oldest of their five children.\n \n Sam completed his education in the Dorchester County Public School system. A hard working man, he worked for many years at the Kerr McGee Fertilizer Plant and retired from Coldwater Seafood after many years of service. Sam spent a great amount of time training the younger men in the art of being a maintenance mechanic. Not one to sit idle, Sam worked day and night. During the winter months he chopped and sold wood and spent the summer months maintaining various lawns around Dorchester County. In August, 1963, Sam married Linna Ellis.\n \n An outdoorsman at heart, Sam loved to rabbit hunt with his buddy and friend Elton Cephas and his son Danny. Often, he and the guys would go hunting and spend their time ribbing each other about who was the better shot and then spend the following days laughing about their time spent in the woods. His greatest joy was in spending time with his family. During his illness, Sam confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.\n \n He leaves to cherish many precious memories two sons, Sylvester Stanley (Ida) Hurlock, MD, and Danny Ellis (Darlene) Bowie, MD; three daughters Paula Dorsey of New Jersey, Rose Anne Harris, Baltimore, MD, and Emma Pinkett (Charles, Sr) Cambridge, MD; six grandchildren, Lavonia Fisher (Ray), Shonda George, Reneka Chase, Mia Ellis Mullins (Granville), Charles Pinkett, Jr., and Erin Pinkett, 8 great-grandchildren, one sister, Geneva Stanley and one brother, Calvin Manokey (Valerie) both of Cambridge, one sister-in-law, Stella Manokey, Linkwood, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He also leaves devoted friends, Linna Manokey, Francine Harris, and Elton Cephas. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Agatha Gwen, Elsie Lee and Elizabeth Manokey and two brothers, Howard and James Manokey.\n \n Services will be Sat., Nov. 9th 11am at Henry Funeral Home PA 510 Washington St Cambridge with a viewing one hour prior. Interment Tues., Nov. 12th 9am at Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery.