Antonios "Tony" Ioannis Stratoudakis, 82, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by love from his wife of 48 years, his children, and his grandchildren.Antonios was born in Chalepa, Chania, Crete, the youngest of five siblings, whom he adored, and who provided him a role in life he loved, as an uncle.Tony made the United States his home in 1969 where he met the love of his life, Marie, and together built a strong family, home, and business. Tony was a Master Craftsman and used his gift for furniture making and refinishing to open Tony's Furniture Refinishing in Vallejo, CA which he was proud to have run since 1974. One of his greatest joys was using his craft to breathe new life into antiques and heirlooms for his customers and their families to enjoy for generations to come.His passion for life was palpable. His humor and love for people was felt by everyone - family, friends, customers, and strangers. Tony provided a joyful energy to every situation, and always offered wisdom and perspective that motivated you to move forward in life with your head held high. He was a fighter. But, above all, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. His physical presence in the world will be deeply missed.Tony leaves behind his wife, Marie (Schoeff); his son, Berkley (Laura) Stratoudakis; his daughter, Pagona (Niko) Manologlou; and his beautiful granddaughters, Ryah, Olivia, and Zoey.Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. with Trisagion Services from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 23 and Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 24 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama St. Vallejo. Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery, Vallejo.Arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo, (707) 552-6696. www.TwinChapelsMortuary.comW00158270-image-1.jpg
Published by Times Herald Online on Sep. 19, 2021.