Eleanor Heilman Manis passed away on May 21, 2011. Born in Kokomo, Indiana on April 24, 1924, Eleanor lived in Redondo Beach for the past 35 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Anne Manis and Michele (John) Cahill; two granddaughters, Chelsea and Emily Cahill; a niece, Eleanor Seaver, nephews and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill of 41 years in 1989. She was an avid golfer for many years, having previously operated Harbor Park Golf Pro Shop with her husband. She enjoyed playing bridge and pinnacle. She was fortunate to have traveled with her husband and after his death she continued her travels all over the world with her friends. She was an active member of Peninsula East Social Club. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to PESC Charity Fund. Viewing will be held at McCormick Mortuary, 1998 S. Pacific Coast Hwy in Redondo Beach on Thursday May 26, 2011 from 5:00 - 9:00pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:00pm. Church services will be at St. Lawrence Martyr, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:00am. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her daughters are asking those who attend to please wear colorful clothes as Eleanor was a colorful and vibrant woman whose life we will be celebrating.

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  1. I remember Eleanor and her husband, Bill, when they operated the golf concession store at Harbor Park. I often dropped in to say hello as I worked with Bill as an accident ivestigator for the LAPD. Bill was a great partner and easy to work with. Eleanor was a charming lady that was very friendly and made me feel very confortable to be around. I have not seen her for several years, but I will always remember her and Bill as they were exceptional people to know. May God bless them both as they have found each other again.

  2. I met Eleanor playing Bridge, which she did very well. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always a joy to be near. We will miss her very much. Ann Jicha

  3. Michele/ John: I’m so sorry for your loss. May God’s blessings give your family strength during this difficult time.

  4. Michele & family, My heart goes out to you all. I lost my mother 2 years ago, I think of her eveyday. But it does get easier…use you memories to get you through this tough time…and lean on your family & friends.

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