Tragically, Savvas Andreas Pantelides passed away on October 16, 2021 at the age of 31. He was born and raised in Annapolis, MD, and attended Annapolis Area Christian School and later Annapolis High School. He graduated from Free State ChalleNGe Academy in Aberdeen, MD. A life-long member of Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Savvas loved the Lord and took great pride in his Greek heritage. His upbringing in the church and Christian school instilled in him a knowledge and belief in Scripture, much of which he memorized and often recited. Savvas was a songwriter, lyricist, rapper, and poet. Godsend, Savvas' published book of poetry, captured his ability to blend his spiritual walk with his musical talent. His poems spoke to his ability to persevere over challenges and his hope for a brighter future. Savvas wrote, directed, and starred in his own music videos and released two albums, Bad Influence and Google My Name under the stage name King Savvas P. Some of the songs were recorded with his sister, Aspacia. He had a passion for life, love for family, and dreams about his own future. He was a beautiful child of God, quick to share in a moment of humor, reminisce about the past, and discuss his own struggles and successes. He was known for his beautiful smile, his quick wit, and his larger-than-life personality. He could fill the room with not only his physical presence, but his laughter and stories as well. Savvas will be dearly missed. Savvas was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Savvas and Magdalene Pantelides; his maternal grandparents, Alexander and Aspacia Vlangas and his paternal uncle, Nick Pantelides. He is survived by his father, Andre Pantelides (Jenny Clagett), his mother, Georgan (Mark) Flavell and his sisters, Magdalene, Aspacia and Alexandra as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Funeral service will be held at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401 on Thursday, October 21 at 10 am. Interment will follow at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or The Free State ChalleNGe Academy, Bldg. E4230, Beal Rd. APG EA. Gunpowder, MD 21010. Condolences may be made online at:
Published by The Capital Gazette on Oct. 20, 2021.