Gregory George Vangelis

December 22, 1938 - January 24, 2012
Gregory George Vangelis

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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.

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  • January 26, 2012
    Jim Rideout says:
    Greg and I met while working at Highland Lake Golf course, almost eight years ago, We played golf, shot guns and hung out together. Greg you take up alot of space in My Heart and mind. I cannot coment on Greg, only OUR Friendship, We will remain Forever Friends. Jim.

  • January 26, 2012
    Jimmy Fox says:
    Stephanie and the Vangelis family, Deepest condolences for your loss. Captain Jimmy Fox Asheville FD

  • January 27, 2012
    Mary Ann "Bunny" O'Donnell says:
    Dear Judy, Steven, Stephanie, Rebekah and Harley, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Greg will always be remembered. Our prayers are being sent to you. Love, Bunny, Tina, Michael, Kimberly and Kyle

  • January 27, 2012
    Donna Green says:
    Dear Vangelis Family, I had the honor of working with Greg at Highland Lake Golf Club, he was a true pleasure to work with and be around. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and may you feel the hand of God upon you giving you peace. Sincerely, Donna Green

  • January 27, 2012
    Lynne & Jim Greenawalt says:
    We were so very sorry to hear of Greg's passing. He was one of the "regulars" at the Dog Park and our dogs all played together. I always loved to talk with him about the Chicago area as my folks and grandfolks were from the same area. He and Harley were enjoyed by so many of us...we will miss him and always remember his with Harley by his side. A good team those two... Our sympathies to all of you. Lynne & Jim Greenawalt