Bill “Basile ” Manikas 8/10/1927 – 11/15/2017


The Visitation for Mr. Manikas will be held Sunday November 19th from 4pm to 9pm at the Adolf Funeral Home of Willowbrook. (7000 S. Madison Street). We suggest from I-55 that you exit Rt. 83 North to Plainfield Rd . Then Plainfield Rd. East or Right to Madison Street (Walgreens on the corner), then Madison Street back South or right to the Funeral Home. 

Friends and Family asked to Meet Directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Monday Morning for the 11:00 Funeral Service, 11025 South Roberts Road Palos Hills.


Bill (Basile) John Manikas, 90-years-old from Palos Hills, Illinois, peacefully passed away next to his loving family on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Vivi of almost 58 wonderful years; Loving father of John (Athena), Tom and Georgia (Antonios) Vouris; Cherished grandfather of Pari (Spiro Pappas), Basile, James, Evan, Vasili, and Christian; Dearly loved brother of six siblings. Bill was also the beloved uncle, godfather, cousin and friend to countless many. Born on August 10, 1927 in Yefirakia Megalopolis, Greece, Bill came to the United States in 1955 to start a family, and create a beautiful life of his own. Bill owned and operated the famous Coffee Pot Restaurant in Roseland of Chicago for 30 memorable years. He was a loving, hardworking, honest and selfless family man who will forever be missed by all who knew him. May His Memory be Eternal! Visitation Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Trisagion Service at 7:00 pm at the Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd., 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook Il. Friends and family asked to meet directly Monday morning for 11:00 am Funeral Service at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. Interment Bethania Cemetery. Donations will be given to charities according to the family’s wishes. For info 630-325-2300 or