April 22, 2011

Dorothy Manatos, 93, who was among the first women to serve on the board of the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, died April 1 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She had congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Manatos, a Bethesda resident, was a past president and board member of the Philoptochos women’s organization at St. Sophia. She was also a Meals on Wheels volunteer and transported dialysis patients to treatment.

Dorothy Varanakis was born in American Fork, Utah, and settled in the Washington area in the late 1930s.

Her husband, Mike Manatos, whom she married in 1938, died in 1983.

Survivors include three children, Ann Hatsis and Andrew Manatos, both of Bethesda, and Kathy Shand of Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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