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Leonidas J. "Leo" Manta

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Leonidas J. "Leo" Manta Obituary
Leo J. Manta (age 82) of Orland Park, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 7, 2018. Loving, respected and devoted son of the late John & Barbara Manta (Petrakis), husband of Sophia L. Manta (Djikas), father of John L. Manta, Louis P. & Therese Manta (Powers), Carolyn & David Manta-Kennedy and Mark C. & Margaret Manta (Hansen), brother of Mark F. (Denise) Manta and Steve A. Manta, grandfather (aka Papou) of Erica Manta, Alexander Manta, Zachary Manta, Leo M. Manta, Maria Manta, Logan Manta-Kennedy, Zoe Manta-Kennedy, Scott Powers, Emily Powers and Leonidas (LJ) Manta and uncle/cousin/godfather to dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and business associates. As President/CEO of JL Manta, Inc., Parish Council President of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Board Member, Director & Trustee of numerous local, regional and national contractor committees in the industrial coatings industry and coach/manager for many children's & church youth sports organizations, Leo (known to many as The Big Guy) is best known for his unwavering work ethic, passion for his family, mentorship & counseling of others, decades of charitable acts, love of Chicago sports and always "telling it like it is". We will all miss him dearly, but will never forget his words, life-lessons and the depth of his compassion for others. Visitation Tuesday 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL. Family and friends to gather Wednesday at SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Robert Road, Hickory Hills, IL, Service 10:00 a.m. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Homer Glen, 15625 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL 60491 would be appreciated. www.sheehyfh.com 708-857-7878
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 10, 2018
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