Emanuel (Mike) Laios, 73, a local businessman who owned a bar and grill, a jewelry store and an interest in a motel here, died of cancer Thursday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Mr. Laios was born in Greece and came to the United States when he was a child. He grew up in New York and worked in the restaurant business there until the early 1940s, when he move to the Washington area.
He opened the Quality Bar and Grill on H Street NW across from the Government Printing Office, and a few years later acquired Michael's Jewelers, on the same block. He later became a partner in the Travelodge Motel in northeast Washington, the only business in which he retained an interest.
Mr. Laios was a member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington. He also was Mason and a member of Hope Lodge No. 20 in Washington and of Almas Temple. He was a Shriner and a member of the Order of Ahepa.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, and a daughter, Jeanette, both of the home in Bethesda; a sister, Mary Bassett, of New Hven, Conn., and four brothers, George, of Silver Spring, Charles, of Washington, Constantine, of Clearwater, Fla., and Peter, of Brooklyn, N.Y.