Gregory G. Vangelis, 73, of Edneyville died Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
Born in Chicago on December, 22, 1938, he was one of seven children of Nicholas Vangelis and Anna Petkus. He attended St. Philip High School on Chicagoís west side where he was an avid baseball player.
He was an Army veteran who served in Korea. He retired as a Postal clerk after thirty years of service. He enjoyed classical music, photography, and hiking, as well as kayaking. Mr. Vangelis was also an avid golfer. In his early retirement, he was employed at the Highland Lake Golf Club in Flat Rock, where he was a pro-shop attendant. During the course of hiking the mountains, he was into taking many pictures of the mountains and surrounding area.
He was a member of the VFW in Illinois for many years. He was of the Greek Orthodox faith.
Mr. Vangelis was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Ann Marie Boroski of Villa Park, IL; Dorothy Rutshaw of Westchester, IL; Gloria Hinkle of Brookfield, IL; and Arlene Vangelis of Westchester, IL; and a brother, Nicholas, who passed away in 1997.
Mr. Vangelis is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Judith; his son, Steven Vangelis of Brevard; his stepdaughter, Stephanie Maze of Pisgah Forest; sister, Christine Palumbo of Riverside, IL; his granddaughter, Rebekah Maze; and his beloved dog, Harley.
Memorials may be made to the Animal Compassion Network, 803 Fairview St, Asheville, NC 28803.