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The Life of Christ Manos

Christ Manos

Christ Manos, 84, passed away September 6, 2014.

Born in Perdakis, Kozani, Greece in 1930, he lived through the German occupation, was orphaned, and was brought to the U.S. by an uncle in 1951. He worked as a welder at the Atlantic Foundry Co. for thirty eight years. Steadfast in his faith in God, he tried to live his life accordingly through his deeds and as a long time member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Very independent, he was a hard worker who always looked out for his family.

Preceded in death by wife, Liberty; he kept busy for many years by chauffeuring his grandchildren to many a soccer practice, riding his bike, skateboarding, and rollerblading down Beaver Street. He was also a frequent visitor to several Akron area Metro parks where he challenged others to throw a football or Frisbee as far as him.

Christ is survived his by son, George (Rose) Manos; daughter, Eva (Terry) Gabet; and daughter, Mary (Lynn) Vinson; grandchildren, Paul Manos, Peter Manos, Heather (Kurt) Gibbins, Joshua (Mariel) Gabet, Kathryn (Brian) Hoffmeister, Michelle Flores, and Michael Vinson; great-grandchildren, Alexis Rae, Zachary, Coraline, Jacob, and Alexis Lynn. He was extremely proud of his family and they were equally proud to call him their dad and papou (grandpa). His grandchildren have fond memories of when he babysat them – teaching them to play checkers, be physically competitive, appreciate a good Western, and dip their French fries in ice cream cones. He loved to make you laugh and was so loved by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Papou''s outlook on life is engrained in his family''s memories of him forever, and he will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends TODAY 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St., Akron where a Trisayios Service will be held at 6 p.m. A funeral Liturgy will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 129 S. Union St., Akron OH 44304, where the body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Donations may be made to the church scholarship fund. (Anthony, Akron, 330-724-1281, anthonyfh.com)

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