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George Michael Stathakaros

Our beloved George Michael Stathakaros, age 23, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2018. George was loved by all and had so many friends who enjoyed his kind heart and genuine respect for everyone. He had a perpetual smile on his face, greeting everyone with his handsome face, looking straight into their eyes with joy and love. George was a seeker of knowledge and truth, and shared his thoughtful opinions in deep discussions with everyone. Above all, George loved God, his wonderfully giving father, Bill; and ever-caring mother, Debbie; and his pet dogs, Max and Gomez. He loved his maternal grandparents, Ron and Susan; and all of his "family of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church." He was loyal to his beloved god-parents, Pete and Marcia Karasarides. George was fully active in his church, religious and in service, constantly helping in the altar, and he was a fun-loving member of the teen organization GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Association), where he and his buddies, boys and girls, had a wonderful time at GOYA basketball tournaments. He was the spiritual son of his "friend," Father Dan, and looked forward to his many conversations about God and life with him. George had a deep, deep faith in God, and believed dearly in the goodness in humanity. Many will also remember George for his athletic talent, tall and handsome, a four-year player on the GlenOak High School football team. Loving his country, upon high school graduation, George enlisted in the Marine Corps and was trained in electronics. He received numerous certifications while attending school at Twenty-Nine Palms, California Marine Base. Upon discharge he attended Kent State-Stark, majoring in History. He will be fondly remembered by his co-employees at Table 6 Restaurant in North Canton. Indeed George will be missed by everyone whose life he touched, will never be forgotten, and will be loved to all eternity by his parents, his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Helen Stathakaros, and god-father, Pete Karasarides.

He is survived by his beloved parents, Bill and Debbie Stathakaros; grandparents, Ron and Susan Williams; and many aunts, uncles and cousins in the United States and Greece. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. in the church, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Rogich officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in George's name may be made to the GOYA of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Rossi, (330) 492-5830

www.rossifuneralhomeinc.com
Published in The Repository on July 14, 2018
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