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George John Vasilakis, 82 a longtime Mentor resident, entered into rest peacefully February 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 18, 1936 in the town of Leka in Samos, Greece.

George worked as a master machinist at Ajax Manufacturing for 43 years. A U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country, he was a member of the Evzonakia Greek Orchestra and enjoyed Greek music, dancing, gardening, and wood working.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Janice; devoted sons, John (Francine), and Jerry (Kim) Vasilakis; grandchildren, Steven and Braydon; the cherished brother of, Kalliopi Zampunis (George), Kosta (Eleni), Ippokratis (Roberta); uncle and great uncle of many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maria Vasilakis.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 and then again on Thursday from 10 am - 12 pm at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, 4545 Wallings Road., Cleveland, OH 44133.

A funeral service in memory of George will begin 12 noon on Thursday at the church.

Interment will follow at St. Theodosius Cemetery in Brooklyn, Ohio.

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