Spiro (Speedy) Angelo Catechis
Spiro (Speedy) Angelo Catechis, 81, passed away at his home in Rockledge on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
He was born on the island of Othoni, Greece, January 7, 1934 to Angelo and Anna Catechis. At age 13, he moved to the United States with his family.
Speedy and his brother John were owners of the Dixie Motel and Restaurant for many years. It was better known as the "Dixie Diner", a popular landmark in Cocoa. Speedy was also a commercial and residential property developer. He had a passion for boat building and enjoyed sailing and fishing. He was a true craftsman in all his endeavors. He will be deeply missed.
Speedy is survived by his wife, Toni Zarnas of 50 years, daughters Anna Chapman (Dencil), Christina Buckner (Brad), his sons John (Speedy) and Ty Catechis. Three granddaughters (Ryane, Cassidy and Shannon) and two great granddaughters (Ayanna and Tallulah) and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday July 28, 2015 at the Beckman Williamson Funeral Home 5400 Village Drive Viera, Florida. A private burial will follow for the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests to have donations sent to the Nick Catechis Foundation, Inc. c/o Twila Midwood, Advanced Tax Centre, Inc. 3819 Murrell Rd Suite E, Rockledge, FL 32955. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the VITAS Hospice and staff. You may sign Speedy's guestbook at www.beckmanwilliamsonviera.com