Louis George Giavasis of Canton, Ohio passed away November 27, 2018 at Sycamore Run Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 88. He was born in Campbell, Ohio on April 18,1930 to the late George and Helen Giavasis. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1948, he enlisted in the Army’s 101st Airborne serving in the Korean Campaign beginning in 1950. Upon returning home he worked at Republic Steel and Monarch Rubber. Louis received his Real Estate License and partnered in businesses during downtown Canton’s flourishing years. As an entrepreneur, he owned and operated several businesses. His love for his Greek Heritage and his family took him to Greece where he traveled to his family’s home on the island of Kalymnos where he spent many enjoyable years of his life.
He is survived by three sons and three daughters; George (Debbie) Giavasis of Medina, Philip L. (Kathy) Giavasis of Canton and Nicholas Giavasis Centennial, CO, Leni M. Giavasis of Canton, Margaret (Douglas) Campbell of North Benton and Augustina (Dean) Cochenour of East Sparta; a brother, Philip (Argery) Giavasis of Canton; grandchildren, Christian, Angela, Andrew, Erica, Paula, George Jr., Ryan, Rachael, Anthony, Shawn and Brittney and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Louis is preceded in death by his wife, Irene; and brothers, Lee and Nick Giavasis.
His family would like to thank the numerous health care professionals, including Aultman Hospice and Life Care of Holmes County for providing the excellent care he was given and Fr. Nicholas Gamvas of Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church.
A special heartfelt thank you to his daughter-in-law, RN Kathy Giavasis for the excellent care she provided to our father throughout his illness.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, December 3rd from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Nicholas V. Gamvas officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Louis’s memory to Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. Condolences can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.
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George, I was in your class at Woodland and possibly Lehman High School. My daughter-in-law’s father works at your Uncles Print shop in Canton. I am sorry to hear about your father. I didn’t know him but I knew you and your Uncle who has been very nice to me and given me discounts since he knows my son and attended the wedding of my son and my daughter-in-law: Stephen and Cassie Conner Grossi. Ron Conner is her father. It is a sad time when you have to part with either of your parents and I hope you find comfort in the words God has given us. I was Vicki Lane. now Vicki Lane Grossi. God be with you all! You will meet again!