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John Peter Manos, M.D.
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  • The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Dearest Toni and the Manos Faily, I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Manos...He was such a wonderful and inspiring man...but my favorite..so very very...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Carroll Santos - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Toni, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your father, such a kind man...My prayers are with you and your family...Love you, Patsy ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia Ackerman - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“To the entire family of John Manos I wish to convey my profound sense of loss upon reading of his passing. We spent many happy years together in the...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Mariano La Via - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss, in reading about him, he will be missed on so many levels. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Matkovich - Beaufort, SC

“What a wonderful tribute to obviously a highly admired and loved husband, father, friend. Having worked with Dr. Toni Manos the years I did and...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Melba thomas - charleston, SC

“I was a medical student at MUSC from 1972-76 and did my internship and residency there. I remember Dr. Manos' lessons well in the Basic Sciences...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: John G. Black - Lexington, SC

“I am sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family for strength and comfort during this difficult time. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Sonya Dempsey - Yemassee, SC

“What wonderful memories we have shared with the Manos family. Enjoyed John on the tennis courts and by the pools. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Neltie and Bob Linker - SC

“I was fortunate to have him as teacher at MUSC Great Man ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Paul Linker - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your sweet family. The Manos family are so special to us!! ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Joe and Sheryl McElwee - Anderson, SC

“Peter & Family,So sorry to hear of you father's passing.You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! ...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Martie and Rod Collins - Beaufort, SC

“I will always remember John with fondness. He was a wonderful friend. My deepest sympathies to Katina and the Manos family. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Renken - Chas, SC

“To all the family, our prayers are with you. Dr. John was an amazing man, wonderful husband and father, funny and generous. He truly blessed the...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Sonia Errthum - Charleston, SC

“To all of the Manos family, my thoughts are with all of you.Your dad was an exceptional man and I as well as my family were so fortunate to have him...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Bobby Linker - Charleston, SC

“I celebrate with you your beloved Father's distingished, long life and, continue to hold all of his devoted children and wife in prayers at this...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Meyer - Charleston, SC

“Katina and family; John & I express our most since sympathies to you and your family. John was such a wonderful person and so highly respected in...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Lee Lavelle - Charlston, SC


John Peter Manos, M.D. 90, passed away on December 27, 2016 in his home. Surviving are his wife, Katina C. Manos, and their four children, Toni Manos, M.D., Peter N. Manos, M.D. and his wife Jane, John Manos, Athena Manos and her husband Steve Dykes; Grandchildren, Joni Manos, Nicholas Manos, John D. Manos, Katina Hilliard, and Zachary Hilliard. The family will receive friends Thursday in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where a Trisagion Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. At the request of our father, the burial service will be private.

Dr. Manos was born July 13, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Peter John Manos and the late Antonia Georgeleas Manos. The family later moved to Columbia, S.C. Before attending college, Dr. Manos served in the Merchant Marines as a medic in the South Pacific during WWII. After the war, he attended and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He began working on a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. In the Virus Research Lab, he was the lead scientist under Dr. Jonas Salk, who later discovered the polio vaccine. He met and married his wife of 65 years, Katina Corontzes. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (then known as the Medical College of South Carolina). After completing a General Medicine Internship at MUSC, he began his private practice in Charleston, S.C. In 1957 he was recruited by the chairman of Microbiology at MUSC and served on the faculty there until retirement in 2002.

During his 45 year career at MUSC, Dr. Manos earned his way through the ranks to become one of the most venerated faculty members. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Microbiology, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Pathology, and Interim Chairman for six years. Dr. Manos also achieved true distinction, being awarded Distinguished Faculty Service Member, for serving nearly 25 years as the director of Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory. His colleagues were quoted as saying "he ran the most valid tests, and ran them well."

As a professor, Dr. Manos was always held in the highest regard by MUSC. He taught Microbiology, particularly Virology to thousands of MUSC students, including his two children Toni and Peter. He was the course co-director for both Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. During his career he received 7 Golden Apple Awards and 14 Teaching Excellence Awards from the College of Medicine. His educational efforts exceeded beyond the MUSC campus. He had a variety of speaking engagements to civic community groups, governmental bodies, and he reached out to high school students as well. When AIDS first began making national headlines, Dr. Manos was in constant demand as an authority on the disease, including numerous international medical conventions as guest speaker.

Dr. Manos was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity. He enjoyed a broad list of interests outside of medicine. He was an avid tennis player, an excellent wood worker, and he loved sailing. He was well respected throughout his long career, but most importantly, he was deservingly respected and deeply loved and admired by his wife and children. He was just such a wonderful gentleman, husband, father and grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race Street. Charleston, SC 29403.