Sunday, January 19, 2014

James J. Maheras

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.

On July 19, 1959, James was united in marriage to his love, Georgia Voulgaris, who preceded him in death on May 29, 2010.  In his younger years, he was employed with Eisendrath Tanning and later for many years as a carpenter at JI Case Co. until his retirement in 1988.  James also was co-owner of Maheras Bar. In his spare time, he dedicated his time working at the monastery and the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church. He enjoyed his many travels, but his greatest love was for his family, especially his grandchildren.

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.

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