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 James John Gretes

James John Gretes

Birth
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 30 Apr 2007 (aged 84)
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 59006156 · View Source
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Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Wednesday, May 2, 2007

NORFOLK - James John Gretes , 84, died peacefully at home April 30, 2007. He was born in Norfolk, the son of the late John and Georgia Gretes .

Mr. Gretes is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Maliaros Gretes ; his daughter, Penelope Gretes Maurakis and her husband Eugene; grandsons, George and Demetri; his sister, Helen Gretes Strawhand; nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence, Constantine, Alexander and George; and his sisters, Constance Gretes and Stella Foussekis.

Mr. Gretes was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, had served on the Board of Trustees of the church, was a member of the choir and for many years, the chairman of the gyro booth of the Greek Festival. He was a life member of Chapter 122 of the Order of AHEPA and a member of the Board of Directors. He was a charter member of Naomi Masonic Lodge number 87, AF&AM.

Since his retirement, he volunteered his services to the AARP Tax Aide Program.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk by the Very Rev. Father Seraphim Poulos, D.M. and the Rev. Father Constantine P. Rogakos, Ph.D. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. There will be a Trisagion service at the funeral home today at 7 p.m. followed by visitation of family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 7220 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505 or to the American Cancer Society.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 59006156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James John Gretes (24 Mar 1923–30 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59006156, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46630142) .