Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Uncle Mike

Michael Maverakis 1920 ~ 2007

Michael Maverakis passed away on July 1, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on Sept. 1, 1920 in Sunnyside, Utah to Emanual Michael Maverakis and Alice Blavos Maverakis. Michael attended West High and the University of Utah. He married Tessie Mary Anast Maverakis on Dec. 5, 1950 in Nevada. Later they were married in the Greek Orthodox Church.

He served in the Merchant Marines, worked for Trans Ocean Airlines as a radio operator. He retired from the Los Angeles Police and Fire Department in Communications.

Michael loved fishing, gardening, cooking, walking and being with family and friends. He always had a big heart and cared more for others than himself.

Michael is survived by his wife, children, Paula Butler, Mitchell Maverakis, Stephanie Bambrook and Christopher Maverakis; his siblings, Emanual Maverakis, Nick Maverakis, Irene Maverakis Work; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Emanual Michael Maverakis; his mother, Alice (Blavos) Maverakis; and his sisters, Mary Winders and Lula Bukosky.

Services will be held on Thurs. July 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 279 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, Utah. The viewing will be Wed. July 11, 2007 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Interment will be held at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery following the funeral service at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 7/10/2007.

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