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Theresa Manidis

November 23, 1929 — July 11, 2017

Theresa Marlyn Bacus Manidis, 87, of Elverson, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 11th 2017 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia surrounded by her loving husband and children. Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Bala Cynwyd, PA she graduated from West Catholic High School in 1948 and completed the Secretarial Course at Peirce Junior College in Philadelphia, PA. While she had a rich single life enjoying time spent with her family, her Assyrian community and her career, it became abundantly more rich after meeting John Joseph Manidis in 1964 at the University of Pennsylvania where they both worked. They soon married and he has been her devoted husband for the past 52 years. Together they lovingly raised seven children in a most unconventional and ever so enchanting way. Her devotion as a mother created a lasting bond leaving each of her children with the knowledge that they were loved and cherished. In addition to being a wife and a mother, she was an avid skier, a Fred Astaire devotee and, above all, a devout Catholic. She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Regina and her sisters Sarah, Anne, Genevieve and Mary. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all: her beloved husband John; her seven children John, Sarah (Christopher), Regina (George), Anne (Glenn), Susan (Paul), Thomas (Renee) and David (Gina); her 25 precious grandchildren Johnny, Grace, Nick, Sophia, Mary, Christopher, Katherine, Chiara, Margaret, Sean, Thomas, Elizabeth, Andrew, Joseph, Theresa, Alexander, Gregory, Martin, Zelie, Jacob, Abigail, Thomas More, Adriana, Isabella and dear Quinn; her sister Catherine McIntyre of Philadelphia, PA, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Amelia and Landis Streets, Mont Clare, PA, on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am.

Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Mont Clare, PA.

Visitation will be held in the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA, on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 pm.


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