PHILADELPHIA: Dn. Markose Mani passed away at Philadelphia on March 26, 2011 at 7.00 am. He hailed from Kanakkalil family, Manarkaadu, Kottayam. Deacon Mani was born to E. M. Mani and Mariamma Mani on August 17, 1934 and was 76. He belonged to St. George Orthodox Church, Puthuppally, Kottayam.
Funeral is to take place Forest Hill Cemetery on Saturday, April 2 after Holy Qurbana at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Philadelphia. Wake will be at 5.00 pm on Friday, April 1 at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Bensalem.
Dn. Mani is survived by his wife Aleyamma and sons Dr. Jiji Mani and Cherian Mani.
Dn. Mani was interested in spiritual matters from his early days of his life, which eventually led him to theological training at Nagpur Seminary from 1996 -1999. Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas of American Diocese ordained him as Deacon in 2002.
He was the Sunday School Headmaster in the St. Paul’s Church, Rourkela, Orissa for sixteen years. Once in the USA, he was a dedicated member of St. Gregorios Church, Philadelphia. He held various positions in the church including the first Secretary and first Headmaster of Sunday School. He was very much interested in the Orthodox Church history and orthodox faith also. He was involved in various community organizations namely KALAA, Philadelphia Ecumenical Fellowship and Philadelphia Kottayam Association.
He reached America in 1976 and had served as Respiratory Therapist. After having completed his MBA he worked for Alianz LIfe Insurance and Larson and Tubro for 18 years before reaching the US.
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