CHRISTIE "CHRIS" G. STAVRETI, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a teacher and coach with the East Noble Schools for seven years and Fort Wayne Community Schools for 26 years at Northrop High School, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church. He graduated from South Side High School in 1957 where he participated in basketball, football and track. He played basketball and graduated from the University of Miami Florida in 1962 with a Bachelor's degree. In 1970 He earned his Masters degree from the University of St. Francis Fort Wayne. He was inducted into the South Side High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1981; was I.H.S.B.C.A. Coach of the Year and District IV Coach of the Year in 1983; nominated for National Coach of the Year in 1984; inducted into the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1991; and Northeast Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from South Side; the Charles Wilt Award and Fort Wayne Sports Corp. Award and also the Hilliard Gates Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fort Wayne Sports Corp. annual banquet. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and his fond memories of his many beagles. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan since 1948. More recently, a Seattle Mariners fan because former baseball player, Eric Wedge, is now the manager. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Dorothy; daughter, Sherri Lee; brother, Carl (Alba) Stavreti all of Fort Wayne; sister-in-laws, Florence (Robert) Sordelet and Lenka (Steve) Bercot; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Catherine Stavreti. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, 3535 Crescent Ave . with calling one hour prior and Entrance prayers at 10 a.m. Fr. Andrew Jarmus officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made to the St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church or Northrop Baseball Program / Stavreti Field Maintenance. To sign the online guest book, please go to www.mccombandsons.com
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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 19, 2012