Sam Panagiotis, of Chesterton, formerly of Bradenton, Fla., passed away
Friday, May 11, 2007 at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. He was 86.
He was born Aug. 6, 1920 in Gary the son of Michael and Maria (Sakelaris)
Panagiotis, both of whom preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Janet (Coros) Panagiotis of Chesterton.
He is also survived by a daughter, Theodora (Steve) Vazanellis of Orland
Park, Ill.; a son Michael Panagiotis of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandsons, Sam
(Amy) Pabon, John Pabon, Jason (Lorena) Pabon and Jeffery Pabon; a
granddaughter, Giannette Vazanellis; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene
Billirakis of Clearwater, Fla., Virginia Kamanaoff of Merrillville; a
brother, Steve Panagiotis of Tarpen Springs, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Irma
Panagiotis of Holiday, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by sisters, Catherine and Crystal and brothers,
Jimmy and John.
Sam was a retired carpenter of Inland Steel. He was a WWII Veteran and a
member of St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church.
A funeral service, Fr. James Greanias officiating, will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16 at St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church, 352 Chicago St.,
Valparaiso in the old St. Paul School. Interment will be at Graceland
Friends may call Tuesday, from 2-8 p.m. with a 6 p.m. Trisagion service at
Dykes Funeral Home (2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso).
The family wishes memorials to St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church.
Dykes Funeral Home 462-3125.