Nicholas P. Maheras, age 59, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, at Kindred Hospital, Milwaukee, WI. Nicholas was born in Racine on October 29, 1948, son of the late Paul J. and Lydia M. (Nee: Mauter) Maheras.
Nicholas was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1967” and attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. On November 7, 1987, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Christopherson. He was employed by Camera World as a photographer for fifteen years. Nicholas was an active member at the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church and served on the Parish Council for two terms. He was actively involved in all areas as a volunteer for forty years at the Racine Theatre Guild. He enjoyed his time spent with his sons in Boy Scouts where he served as a Merit Badge Counselor and Camp Cook. His many hobbies include making wine and jewelry. Above all he cherished time spent with his family and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo; his sons, Demetrios and Thomas, all of Racine; brother, Anton (Eunice) Maheras of CA; mother-in-law, Helen Christopherson of Racine; sister-in-law, Xanthi Maheras of Racine; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William Christopherson, Ruth (Richard) Staples, Judith Christopherson, all of Racine; beloved uncle and aunt, James and Georgia Maheras of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother and sister, John and Joanne.
Funeral services will be held at the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Road, Friday, June 27, 2008, at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Peter Papademetriou officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. (Trisagion Service at 7:00 P.M.) Memorials to the family for an education fund to be established have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Oncology staff and ICU staff at Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital, and Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints, and to Dr. Malik Bandealy and staff, and to Dr. Bernard Pegis and staff.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine, (262) 634-7888