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Eleftherios "Terry" Tamvakis

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Eleftherios "Terry" Tamvakis Obituary
Eleftherios "Terry" Tamvakis

PRINCESS ANNE — Eleftherios "Terry" Tamvakis, 75, of Princess Anne died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Terry was born in Piraeus, Greece, on Sept. 24, 1937. He was predeceased by his parents, Panagiotis and Sultana Tamvakis of Greece.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elaine, and their puggies, Franco and Sophia; two brothers, Christoph Tamvakis of Norway and Fortis Tamvakis, and a sister, Eleni Tamvakis of Greece and their families; two sons, Chris Tamvakis and family of Florida and Jason Tamvakis of New York; sister-in-law, Marylou King and husband, Jack; sister-in-law, Jeanie Bozman and husband, Kenny; nieces, Jackie McDaniel, Patti Vance and husband, Allen, Cathy Burkhard and husband, Ron; nephews, Derek Benton and wife, Natashia, Johnny King and wife, Jane; great-niece and goddaughter, Kristin Vance; great-nieces, Ashley Kreyer and husband, Seaton, Gabriella and Summer Benton and Tori Bozman; great-nephews, Andy King and Brandon Burkhard; Great-great-niece, Kylie Messick.

Terry served in the U.S. Army 1st Airborne 187th Infantry and was a member of American Legion Post 64. He became a certified member of the U.S. Merchant Marines and was a mechanic for Baltimore Ship Builders in his early years. Terry resided in New York until retirement in 1993 where he was a building manager of several co-op buildings and condominium complexes.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Sally Stewart.

Terry was an avid animal lover and loved to rescue and care for animals. Because of his love of animals, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Terry to Road Runner Rescue, 27510 Fairmount Road, Upper Fairmount, Md. 21867, c/o Sue Nevins.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 501 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. To send condolences to the family, please visit


Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 20, 2013
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