George Manian, Jr., age 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 24, 2021 at home. He was born on September 14, 1936; son of George Manian, Sr. and Anna (nee Papazian) Manian.
George served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict (1954-1957), achieving the rank of Corporal. On June 29, 1979, George married Elizabeth “Beth” Harvey at The Alpine Village in Mequon.
George loved to tend to his impressive flower garden and yard, tell “dad” jokes, cook delicious Armenian food from scratch, and was a master turkey carver at the family’s Thanksgiving celebrations. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends, attending local festivals, dancing, as well as traveling to Tarpon Springs, Florida and Sun City, Arizona.
George was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 1260 and the St. Andrew’s Society of Milwaukee. He was loyal and hardworking; He rarely missed a day on the job. Upon completion of his military service, he returned home to Wisconsin where he was employed with the Square D Corporation, American Motors, and Miller Brewing Company/Ball Corporation until his retirement in 2006. Less than a year later, he accepted a seasonal position with the City of Port Washington Parks & Recreation Department where he, for the next 10 years, could be found on a lawn mower, driving the water truck, or digging in the flower gardens throughout town. In 2018, he cut his commute time down to one-minute, accepting a similar seasonal position with the Village of Random Lake where he served until the end of the 2020 season.
Devoted husband to Beth, loving father to Jeff (Norma) Manian, Katherine “Cheech” Madden, Heidi Geisler, Romy (Wade) Ayer, and Megan Manian. A special blessing to his 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother to the Honorable Judge Victor (Darlene) Manian and brother-in-law to Richard (Dianna) Vernon. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Virginia Patterson, and parents-in-law, Bob and Peggy Harvey.
Visitation 4-6PM Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI and on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Chimes, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield from 1:30-2:30 PM prior to services. Funeral services will be held at 2:30PM Friday, January 29, 2021 at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Chimes, followed by entombment with military honors.
Memorials to the charity of your choice in George’s name appreciated
Poole Funeral Home / Crematory, Port Washington, Wisconsin assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262-284-4431.