Stylianos Plakakis

  • "Today I am remembering you and missing you Pappa. I hope..."
    - Nikoleta Plakakis
  • "Stylianos "Stanley"...was always fun to be around,,we..."
    - Bo Bodonsky
  • "Mario (Stylianos), I am very fortunate to have met you. You..."
    - Bob Haskell
  • "I hope u are at peace! I love you daddy!"
    - Nikoleta Plakakis
  • "Everyone at the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox..."
    - Dorothy Gray

Stylianos Nikolaou Plakakis, 77, died August 29 in Whittier.

Services were held September 2nd at St. Innocent Cathedral. Burial, Anchorage Memorial Park.

Stylianos was born March 11, 1934, in Athens, Greece, to Nikolaos and Maria (Drequelin) Plakakis. He was raised and schooled in Athens. Later attended cinema school in Germany and studied abroad. After WWII, he served with NATO building engines for the C130 Hercules for eight years. He was a film director of motion pictures in Munich, Germany in the mid-1950's.

He moved to Sitka in 1972, and worked in the Pulp Mill. He married Maria Glode in Sitka in 1974, raising his five beautiful children in Anchorage. He worked for Local 367 as a pipefitter on the Pipeline in both Valdez and Prudhoe Bay, retiring in 1992. He also owned Venezia Pizzeria in Anchorage and Talkeetna's Deli in Talkeetna.

Stylianos volunteered for many events by preparing food and cooking. As a young man, he used to swim the Greek Islands; he also enjoyed listening to classical music and operatic arias. In Germany, he was First Tenor in the Choir. He made cut glass artwork, bowls, and glassware, some of which are on display at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.

We will miss our father immensely. He was loved by all people that met him. He was known for his generosity, gourmet cooking and elaborate meal preparation for family and friends. He used to cook meals that took him hours to prepare and we would sit down and eat in two minutes. He was always satisfied with eager appetites. We will miss his melodic voice whether at festivals singing or holidays. The residents of Whittier gave him the nickname Mario' because his voice resembled Mario Lanza's. We will miss him joking with us about the blanket movie and the Bow-Bow. We will miss his pronunciation of many sayings and words. His accent was distinct. We love you daddy!! May your memory be eternal!!

He is survived by his daughters, Nikoleta, and Olga Maria; sons, Yiorgos, Nikolaos, Ilias, and Pavlos; and three grandsons, Angelo, Juliano and Achilles.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2011
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