Nicholas Manusakis 1929-2013

WARREN – Nicholas M. Manusakis, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center after a brief illness.

Nick was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Warren, the son of Michael and Zelma Johnson Manusakis and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in the January Class of 1949.

Nick retired in 1993 from Ohio Edison as a senior field engineer after 46 years of service.

He was a member of Christ our King Church where he worked bingo for more than 15 years and was Scout Master for Troop 1 for 17 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Warren, American Legion Post 432 out of Wheatland, Pa., Goal Liners Club at JFK High School, and was past president of the Quarterback Club through Western Reserve High School. Nick engineered all of the wiring and completion of the Varsity House at Western Reserve.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

He loved spending time at his cottage at Ravine Camp on Lake Erie and camping for 13 years at Pymatuning State Park in Jamestown, Pa., fishing with his grandchildren and caring for his Cadillac, always making it shine. He enjoyed hunting, feeding the birds and going to Mountaineer to play the slots. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and was an avid Notre Dame football fan.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of over 62 years the former Catherine Foley, whom he married on June 16, 1951; his children, Bill (Sherry) Manusakis, Kathy (Phil) Parks, Mary (Tom) Dobson, Ed (Terri) Manusakis and Susie (Mark) Kamer; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a brother, James (Rose) Manusakis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Nicholas Manusakis Jr. on May 29, 2011; and three sisters, Eva Burnett, Barbara Sekerak and Marina Formicas.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Warren with the Rev. Bernard Schmalzried officiating, preceded by 12:45 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Burial will take place in All Souls Cemetery with full military honors provided by the great men of the Trumbull County American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church Restoration Fund, 301 High St. N.E., Warren, OH 44481, or St. Joseph Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren, OH 44484.

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