Louis A. Manoliades, age 88, who retired in 1988 as a civilian maritime manager with the Department of Transportation/US Coast Guard, passed away April 15, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Jeffersonton, VA.
He was born in New York City and received a BS degree and Merchant Mariners Officer’s License upon graduation in 1951 from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Long Island, New York. Lou sailed world-wide for nine years in the Merchant Marine service. He was Assistant Manager for Delta Steamship Line in the Washington, DC before beginning federal service as the US Coast Guard’s first Chief, Bridge Permit Branch, receiving both Congressional and Commandant commendations.
Lou joined the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, handling the United States Maritime anti-crime, anti-theft effort in the National Cargo Security Program. In that capacity, he conceived and designed an internationally acclaimed publication “Maritime Cargo Loss Prevention - Guidelines for Waterfront Community.”
Lou rejoined the US Coast Guard and managed its Vessel Traffic Services, providing safe guidance for vessels through major U. S. waterways and seaports.
He received the Secretary of Transportation’s Silver Medal from Elizabeth Dole for improving the safe passage of cargo, people and vessels on our nation’s waterways.
For the past 6 years, Lou resided at the Villas of Suffield Meadows in Warrenton, VA to be closer to his family.
Survivors are two daughters, Donna Martin, husband David and family of Mooresville, NC, and Laura Casey, husband John and their family of Jeffersonton, VA.
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