With his family at his side, James J. Maheras, age 87, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday morning, January 19, 2014. James was born in Hrani, Arcadia, Greece, on March 26, 1926, son of the late Ioannis and Nikoleta (nee: Vazdaris) Maheras, and immigrated to the United States in 1954.
Survivors include his daughters, Nicolet Maheras (Douglas Wray), Mary Helen (Bruce) Luccas, Patty (Daniel) Moreno; grandchildren, Michael, James, Matthew and Marina Luccas, Alexandra Moreno, Demetri and Thomas Maheras; special nephew and niece, Paul Maheras and Danielle Bull; Godsons, Paul Maheras and Peter Kyriazes; brothers-in-law, Demetri (Sophia) Voulgaris, Konstantinos Nanos; other beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jim was also preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, his nephew, William Maheras; and Godson, Dean Kokkinakis.
Funeral services will be held at the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Rd., on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Rev John Ketchum officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Chrysostomo’s Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday at the funeral home from 5 - 7 p.m. (Trisagion Prayer service at 7 p.m.) and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church have been suggested.
The family extends a special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice, especially nurse Julie, CNA Danita, and Shannon and Sue for all of their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888