JOHN AVGERIS VALPARAISO, IN John Avgeris, age 87 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011 at St. Anthony Hospice in Crown Point. John is survived by his sister, Victoria Kavadas; nephews and nieces: Thom (Patty) Avgeris, Christine Blackaby, John (Nancy) Kavadas, Yvonne "Pidge" Avgeris, Maria (Eric) Nilsen and Paula (Mark) Dranger; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Peggy Keenan, the love of his life; brother, Alex Avgeris; his wife, Jeri Avgeris; and brother- in-law, Tom Kavadas. John was a member of St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church, Moose Lodge, Hobart Elks, s U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine serving during WWII and Korean Wars. He retired as a Merchant Marine. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY AT St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church, 352 Chicago St., Valparaiso, IN (corner of Chicago and Campbell St.) with Rev. Jim Greanias officiating. Interment will follow at Ridglawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville. A Trisagion Prayer Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund. Sign guestbook or view directions at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com 219-769-3322.
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Published in The Times on Aug. 21, 2011