Longtime peanut vendor outside Wrigley Field passes away

Jerry Manos was the envy of a lot of men, his sister-in-law Sheila Meyer said.

As a peanut vendor outside Wrigley Field for nearly 30 years, Mr. Manos worked just 81 days a year — Chicago Cubs home games — then spent the rest of the year driving across the Southern and Western U.S. in either his Volkswagen Vanagon or Ford diesel conversion van.

“He had very little overhead,” Meyer said. “And he lived very well.”

Mr. Manos, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 4, of a degenerative muscle disease in Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Meyer said.

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