Ahepans mourn the passing of Past Supreme President Steve A. Manta, announced Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas. Brother Manta passed away on his 83rd birthday, on January 4, 2023.
“We mourn the great loss of Past Supreme President Steve Manta,” Supreme President Kokotas said. “Brother Steve came from a strong family of Ahepans, and his love for the fraternity and brotherhood always was evident. He will be remembered fondly by the AHEPA family. We also thank him for his service to our country as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves. We also are grateful for his service to the community, and he will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Manta family. May his memory be eternal.”
Brother Manta, a Life Member of his beloved Milo Chapter 348, Chicago, served as Supreme President from 1997 to 1998. During his term, AHEPA first honored His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with the Socrates Award in Washington, D.C. Brother Manta cultivated a genuine friendship with then – U.S. Ambassador to Greece R. Nicholas Burns, who joined Manta’s Chapter 348. Manta also was the second AHEPA Supreme President to meet with Turkish government officials in Ankara.
Brother Manta also served as a member of the AHEPA Centennial Foundation, the entity responsible for the erection of the “Tribute” to Olympism sculpture in Atlanta’s Centennial Park and the George C. Marshall Statue, which stands on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Athens.
Brother Manta also was committed to education, serving on the District 13 Scholarship Committee with dedication.
Brother Manta was the son of Past Supreme President John L. Manta, who served as Supreme President from 1956 – 1957.
Brother Manta’s obituary.