Pericles James Manos

October 19, 1924June 17, 2013


Pericles James Manos, “Perry,” of Orland Park, IL, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2013, at the age of 88. Born on October 19, 1924, and a graduate of the University of Illinois, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, JoAnne Manos; his daughter, Stacey (James) Toscas, Burr Ridge, IL; his sons, Frederick Manos, Burr Ridge, IL, and Dr. Thomas (Dr. Cynthia) Manos, Hinsdale, IL; his grandchildren, George (Diana) Toscas, Pericles Toscas, Mariana (Mark) Nowak, Pericles Manos, Marc Manos, Alexa Manos, Krystina Toscas, Zackery Manos, and Luke Manos; his great-grandchildren, James Toscas, Elena Toscas, and Konstantin Nowak; his sister, Helen Assimos, Wilmette, IL; his brother-in-laws, Jack Mitsakopoulos, Chicago, IL, George (Candy) Gialamas, Madison, WI; his sister-in-laws, Ann Manos, Scottsdale, AZ, Penelope (Dr. George) Korkos, Elm Grove, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, Koumbari, and Godchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Anastasia Manos, he honored their legacy of integrity and compassion, and sought, together with his wife, to instill those values in his children. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the joys of his life, lost their beloved “Kunkoo.” Perry, past proprietor of Chicago’s Grant Park Hotel, will be remembered by loved ones for his warmth, humor, and generosity; his kindness and optimism; his love of golf and sports; and especially, of his “Sweetheart,” JoAnne. Visitation Tuesday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.Trisiagon Service at 7:00p.m. Family and friends will meet Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 10301 South Kolmar Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, for 10 a.m. funeral services Interment Evergreen Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church or to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. May his memory be eternal! Collias Funeral Directors. For info call 708-636-1200 or visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Trisagon Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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American Heart Association

June 19, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Thomas Kotsos

June 19, 2013

Our deepest sympathies for the loss of our beloved Uncle Perry from the Kotsos family (Ernie, Tom, and Kim). He (and our Aunt Joanne) was a loving, supportive force in our childhood. When I was a child he noticed I had an interest in coin collecting. He pulled me aside and provided me with 100 pounds of wheat pennies sitting down w me for hours looking for old dates. He cared. We will miss him and will cherish our fond thoughts of the times spent watching football with him dearly.

Cynthia Rivera

June 18, 2013

Sending our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
-The Rivera Family
Ricky, Cynthia & Andrew

June 18, 2013

With Sincere Sympathy our thoughts and love are with
you today... Perry Gialamas Family Houston Tx.

Anna Gonis O'Connor

June 18, 2013

My deepest heartfelt condolences to our family. Uncle Perry had a big heart and I will miss him dearly. May his memory be eternal. xo