Charles S. Manikas, 98, of Plaistow N.H. and formerly of Haverhill, passed away Monday, March 20, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston.
He was born in Haverhill March 25, 1918, son of the late Socrates and Victoria (Dimitriou) Manikas. He was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School. He enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation and served honorably during World War II in Africa and Italy.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, Manikas was employed as a shoe cutter in local Haverhill shoe shops. He was also a self-employed real estate agent and owned and managed rental properties. His attitudes toward work and conservation were shaped by the hardships of the Great Depression. He was a member of the Holy Apostles Saint Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill and a member of AHEPA.
Manikas was predeceased by his wife Ida (Varnavas) Manikas who passed away in 2013. He is survived by his three children, Stuart Manikas of Plaistow, N.H., Victoria Hastie and her husband Robert of Centerville, Virg., and Judith Sparanges of Shrewsbury; two grandchildren, Jessica Hastie and Christopher Sparanges; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Sunday afternoon, March 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His funeral takes place Monday morning, March 27, beginning at 10, at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11, in Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill. Burial with Military Honors is in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or, Sarah’s Place, 180 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830.