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Savas Hantzes Obituary
Savas Hantzes
formerly of Lowell, MA

COTUIT - Savas Hantzes, Retired United States Captain, Judge Advocate General Corp, of North Falmouth, MA, formerly of Lowell, MA passed away on July 30th 2018.

He was born on September 9, 1925 to the late Vasilios Hantzes and Eleni (Philipopoulis) Hantzes. He is proceeded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Zoe, Theodore. Penelope, Mary, Stella, Christodoulos, Daisy, Georgia, Pota.

Savas was educated in the Lowell school system. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and served in World War II. He separated in 1946, and remained active in the Naval Reserves.

He graduated from Suffolk University in June 1950, with a Juris Doctor degree. He was a

Member of the Massachusetts Bar and Federal Bar. Immediately after Law School, Savas returned to Active Duty and was assigned to a Navy Combat Unit in Korea.

He met and married Marina (Kosartes) Hantzes on March 15, 1952, who proceeded him in death.

He is survived by his three daughters, Helena (Ellen Slavin), Sophia, and Sarina (Hantzes) Waters, (Gregory), his grandsons, Christopher Savas Waters, Nicholas Richard Waters (Sarah Campbell) Waters, and Justin Gregory Waters. He also is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Savas retired in 1974 at the rank of Navy Captain. He taught law at the United States Naval War College in Newport ,Rhode Island. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupations Service Medal (Asia Clasp), Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Naval Reserve Medal, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation Medal, Combat Action Medal, and Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star.

After Savas retired in 1974 from the Navy, he practiced law privately. He was the founder and first President of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). He was active in the Orthodox Church. He was also active in the Republican Party.

He was an avid golfer, gardener and bridge player. Savas was known for his generosity, humor, compassion and love for his family.

Donations welcome to the Clark Cancer Center, 90 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540.

Funeral Services were held on August 3, 2018, at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA at 11:00 AM.
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 12, 2018
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