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Gene "Michael" Makris, 89 of Mt. Laurel, formerly of Bayonne, New Jersey died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday August 20, 2014. Gene was married to Rose Langella Makris, until her death in 1998. He is survived by his two sons, Alex Makris (Linda M) and Gregory Makris (Linda L) and 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Hill, Rebecca Leonard (James), Kristin Makris, Jenna Gallina (Steven) and Alexa Makris. He had six great-grandchildren. He was the loving brother of Stella, Anthony and Nick (deceased). He also leaves behind his dear long time companion, Bernice Repsher.
Gene was born and raised in Bayonne. He was a restaurateur along side his beloved brother-in-law, Chris Aliferis (deceased) owning and operating Chris and Genes Restaurant as well as concession stands on South and Midland Beaches in Staten Island, NY until the late 1970s.
Additionally, he co-founded Archer Day (Able-Fab), a steel fabricating company with his partner and long time friend, William Demott in the 1980s.
Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Friday August 22, 2014 between 9 - 11 AM at Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 followed by a mass at 11 AM. Gene requested that he be laid to rest beside his wife at Hollywood Cemetery 1621 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, NJ 07083. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Lourdes Cardiac Program, C/O Lourdes Health Foundation, 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103.
Bradley Funeral Home
601 Rt. 73 South Marlton, NJ 08053
Published in Courier-Post on Aug. 21, 2014