Beth Cravitz Manusov, 35, a certified public accountant and volunteer who was an advocate for the cure against breast cancer, died March 19 at Abington Hospital. She was a resident of Elkins Park.
A breast-cancer survivor, Manusov got involved in numerous organizations, and served as a speaker for groups such as the American Cancer Society, the Linda Creed Breast Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
She was asked to represent Philadelphia in Washington, D.C., for a national cancer walk, and was invited to the White House to meet Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, with women like her from throughout the United States.
A native of Cherry Hill, N.J., Manusov graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor's degree in economics and art history in 1994. A certified public accountant, she began her career at Deloitte & Touche, LLC, and then worked as an international auditor for the Campbell Soup Company. Following this, she worked for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. It was during this time that she returned to school and earned a master's degree in elementary education.
Manusov worked as a substitute teacher in the Abington School District for a year until giving birth to her daughter, Hannah Anne, in 2005. She then worked part-time for her father's firm, SJS Realty Management Inc.
A cheerleader in both high school and college, Manusov also found time for involvement in student government, serving as chair of Students Against Drunk Driving.
In addition, she volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House, preparing meals for families for many years. Even after she had surgery, she continued to volunteer, sharing her cancer history with families in similar situations.
Manusov is survived by another daughter, Baylin Payge; husband Michael Manusov; parents Pat and Steve Cravitz; sister Traci Cravitz; and grandmothers Marie Luckiewicz and Jean Cravitz.
Those interested in making a memorial contribution can write to the family at: 1209 Heron Road, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003.