George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85.
The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis was born and raised in Annapolis. His father owned The Presto restaurant in Annapolis.
Mr. Manis attended Manlius Prep School in DeWitt, N.Y., and Annapolis High School, where he was a star basketball player and was named to the All State national tournament team.
After graduating from high school, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he played point guard on the...