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Ephstratius Vardakis

Ephstratius James Vardakis

Thursday, July 30th, 1931 - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Ephstratius James Vardakis, 88, of Bayonne, died on November 27, 2019.
Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4pm through 8 pm at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068. A Funeral Ceremony will be offered on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:30 am in the church. Visiting will be take place one hour prior to the ceremony. Funeral Services are held under the direction of Shook-Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland, NJ, shookfarmer.com.
Born and raised in Jersey City, he settled in Bayonne in 1963. For 20 years, he was employed at Prudential Life Insurance in Bayonne. Afterwards, he owned and operated Vardakis Insurance Agency in Fairview, NJ until his retirement in 1999. For 75 years, he served as a choir director and organist. He began his service at Ascension Greek Orthodox Church and for the past 30 years at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Church. This was what he considered his life''s work was quite active within his church communities, especially during the holiday seasons. In his spare time, he enjoyed photography.
Pre-deceased by his parents, Milton and Eleni Vardakis; brothers, Paul (Thea) and Alex (Angie); sister in-law, Alexandra; niece, Elena.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Helen A. Vardakis (Ayvalopoulos); devoted sons, Peter Vardakis (Becky) and Christo Vardakis (Kiki); cherished grandchildren, James, Thomas, Georgios, and Eleni; dear brother, Fotios Vardakis; caring nieces and nephews, Penelope, Milton, Philip, and Cathy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the SS. Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Church, c/o Mortgage Fund.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Sts. Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    80 Laurel Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location
    Sts. Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    80 Laurel Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Sts. Nicholas, Constantine, and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    80 Laurel Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068
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  • Interment

    Location
    Hillside Cemetery
    Address
    742 Rutherford Avenue
    Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
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Nicholas G. Salemme

Posted at 10:22pm
Dear Mrs. Vardakis; Peter, Chris and family: It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr. Vardakis. Every time I met him, he warmly greeted me. I always got the sense that family was the most important thing to him as it is now with me. As I got older, I have felt the pain of losing family members. It is never easy. I know that he is peaceful now and watching over us. May he rest in peace. In friendship and with deepest sympathy, Nick and Bernadette Salemme.
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(973) 226-1111 Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
Fax: 973-228-9741
Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com
(973) 226-1111 Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
Fax: 973-228-9741
Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com
(973) 226-1111 Shook-Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
Fax: 973-228-9741
Email: farmerfuneralhome@gmail.com