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 31, 2012
    Michael young says:
    I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your dad, my Uncle Greg . My mom Gloria and Uncle Greg wer brother and sister. My mom passed awa y three years ago. Uncle Greg is remembered of always making us laugh when he would babysit us when we were young. I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • February 01, 2012
    Dawn Rutshaw Pintozzi says:
    So sorry to hear that Uncle Greg has died. It was always nice to see him when he would drive to Illinois for a family gathering. I'll remember his smiling face when he would see everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.

  • February 03, 2012
    Arleigh Kaltenbach says:
    Dear Judy, So sorry for your loss. I learned about it at therapy this morning. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are a very special person. Love, Arleigh

  • February 04, 2012
    Grace and Bruce Winnick says:
    Dear Judy, Stephanie and Steven, We recently learned of Greg's passing. How fondly we remember him. We sat and talked about the days when our children were little, and the birthday parties we had for them. Greg was such a nice person. He was taken much too soon. We are very sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences. You are, as always, in our thoughts. Love, Grace and Bruce Winnick, and Family

  • February 14, 2012
    James Vangelis says:
    My condolences for your loss. Though I remember Greg only from childhood days,his memory is one of charismatic well liked man. Very sorry for your loss. My prayers will go out to him and all of friends in life.