Dr. J. Robert Manuel Jr., a retired Baltimore dentist, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Bel Air. He was 82.
Arrangements for a memorial service for Dr. Manuel are incomplete.
Dr. Manuel retired in 1979 after practicing general dentistry for 45 years, first in Bolton Hill and later in north Baltimore.
He was a member of the Baltimore City Dental Society, the Maryland State Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Xi Psi Phi dental fraternity.
Born in Baltimore, he was a 1927 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and a 1932 graduate of the dental school of the University of Maryland.
He was in the Navy during World War II, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander and serving at Coast Guard bases in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Charleston, S.C.
He was a member of the Warren Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.
Dr. Manuel is survived by his wife, the former C. Elizabeth Burns Shock; two sons, J. Robert Manuel III of Pittsburgh and A. Gregory Manuel of Timonium; a daughter, K. Carnell Boyle of Reisterstown; a stepson, Philip H. Shock of Fork; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.