Souvlis, MD, Charalambos D.
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Charalambos "Harris" D. Souvlis, MD, a retired OB-GYN, age 92, devoted husband of Elli Karamazakis Souvlis, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2014. In addition to Elli, his loving wife of 45 years, Dr. Harris Souvlis will be remembered by his sons, James Souvlis, of Athens, Greece, and John Souvlis. Born and raised in Chalkis, Evia, Greece, Dr. Souvlis received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Athens. He spent six years in New York City after coming to the United States in 1954, moving to Bridgeport before settling in Fairfield with his family in 1970. Paving the way for many talented doctors, he was proud to have been the first to be accepted into the Connecticut Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society with an earned Doctorate from a University overseas. He held privileges for Park City Hospital, St. Vincent's Medical Center, and Bridgeport Hospital. In reflecting upon his time in practice, he found tremendous joy and satisfaction in knowing he helped thousands of women bring their children into the world. He was especially blessed when delivering the last baby before his retirement, a child who's grandmother was the first baby Dr. Souvlis delivered. Throughout his life, he firmly expressed love for his family and devotion for the care of his many patients. Truly a man for others, he will be missed by all whom he touched in life. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center with Trisagion services at 6 PM. Friends are invited to go directly to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Park Avenue, Bridgeport on Wednesday at 11 AM where the Rite of Burial will be officiated by Father Andreas Vithoulkas Presbyter, interment immediately following in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross Mid-Fairfield County Chapter, 158 Brooklawn Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. For travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in Connecticut Post from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014