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Anastasios "Taso" VASSILIADIS


1973 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Anastasios "Taso" VASSILIADIS Obituary
beloved husband of Barbara (née Matthopoulos), passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family at the age of 45 on September 11, 2018, after more than 20 months fighting one of the bravest wars against colon cancer. Son of Kleleia (the late Pantelis) Vassiliadis, and brother of Joseph, Taso came to the U.S. in 1993 from Athens, Greece, to pursue everything the American Dream had to offer. When he arrived in Florida to complete his studies, he knew he would never live anywhere else. Longtime owner of Coles Gun Shop in Clearwater, Taso was respected for successfully living his passion, and to all who knew him, it showed. 'Tiny' never let his disease stop him, actively running his business, traveling, and living life to its fullest. He was a private philanthropist, who gave with his heart to organizations and those in need, and helped in every way he knew how. He met his Barbie in 2014; they married in 2015, and were blessed with true love and partnership of four years together. His family was complete with his proudest loves, Colt and Kimber, the love of his special aunts, Elisabet Kontou and Maria Douvris, and his dear friends he met along the way at Coles. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1910 Douglas Avenue, Clearwater, FL. Trisagion services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends and family will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15 then proceed to Panagia Vlahernon Greek Monastery for services and burial, at 12600 West Highway 318, Williston, FL 32696. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Panagia Vlahernon and directed to the Anastasios Vassiliadis Memorial Fund.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 13, 2018
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