Michael Peter Cheknas, 66 of Phoenix Arizona passed away September 17, 2017. He was a loving brother and uncle. Michael was a painter in the valley for about 40 years. He is survived by 2 nephews Nick Ketcios, Tom Giatron and 1 niece, Joanne McIntire and also a great uncle to 3 boys. Visitation will be at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Rd., Wednesday Oct. 4 2017 from 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Funeral Services at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1973 E Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 5 2017 at 10:00 A.M.