Steve Kereazes, 79, of North Port, Florida, passed away on August 30, 2022. Steve was born in Manchester, NH on February 26, 1943. He was the youngest child of Andrew and Vasiliki (Zekos) Keriazes. He graduated from Central High School in 1960 and attended UNH and NH college.
On March 31, l964 Steve enlisted in the United States Marine Corps following the footsteps of three older brothers who had served in the United States Military. He proudly served a combat tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in March 1967 with the rank of Sargeant E-5. Returning to New Hampshire, Steve enjoyed hiking in the White Mountains and riding one of his Harley motorcycles. He began a thirty-year career as a laborer and has been a member of the Laborers Union #668 for fifty years. Following his retirement, Steve relocated to North Port, Florida. It was here that Steve was able to pursue activities that were important to him such as volunteering at a feline shelter and a wildlife center that rescued, rehabilitated, and released all manner of wild creatures which was a rewarding pastime for many years. In Florida, Steve was an avid puzzle solver, reader, and gardener of flowers and heirloom tomatoes. He continued his habit of walking, hiking, and kayaking, at times encountering a manatee along the way.
Steve was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Vasiliki Keriazes, his sisters Evanthea Covatis (George), Maria Sanders (Coldough), Elizabeth Hatzos (Nicholas), and Joanna Keriazes; his brothers Apostolos, Louis, Harry, Paul, and sister-in-law Eugenia (Harry). Survivors include his sister Alice Lylis (Daniel) and sister-in-law Catherine (Paul), along with many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Steve would ask that you protect our wildlife and give special care to your pets.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 10-11am at The Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. Burial to follow at 12pm in the NH State Veteran Cemetery, Boscawen. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend.