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George Dakos

George A. Dakos

Saturday, January 20th, 1934 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Obituary

George A. Dakos, 85, of Montville, N.J. passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. The Funeral Ceremony will be on Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 818 Valley Road, Clifton, N.J. Please gather directly at the church. Interment will follow at E. Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton, N.J. Visitation will be on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. with Trisagion to commence at 7:00 p.m. at Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

Born in Griasdani, a village in Northern Epirus to Andrew and Eleni (nee: Tsikas) Dakos, he came to the U.S. as a teenager, residing in New York City then moving to the Morris County area with his young family, eventually settling in Montville. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during peacetime. He was a graduate of Hunter College. Upon graduation, he began working as a chemist. He founded his own company, UVitec Printing Ink in 1980 and served as its President well into his 80’s.

Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Eleni (nee: Pappas) Dakos; children, Angela Badillo (Daniel) and Andrew Dakos (Mary); grandchildren, Andrew Joseph Badillo, Grace Eleni Badillo, Eleni Maria Dakos, Katerina Konstantina Dakos and Daphne Alexia Dakos; sister Kassiani Jeffries (Michael); aunt Hrisoula Pantos; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of George may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 818 Valley Rd., Clifton, N.J. 07013, stgeorgeclifton.org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    486 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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    Trisagion will be offered at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. George Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    818 Valley Road
    Clifton, NJ 07013
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    Please gather at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
  • Interment

    Location
    East Ridgelawn Cemetery
    Address
    255 Main Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07014
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Cristi Andrikopoulos

Posted at 01:51pm
Eleni, Angie and Andy,

No words can describe how sorry we are to hear of Georges passing. He was a wonderful person and a great friend to our family. He was the kind of man that people strive to emulate and I will always remember him. We are sorry we are so far away and cannot be there with you but please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal.

Our love to you all,
Chrisanthy (Ioannou), Peter and Christos Andrikopoulos

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Vicki Golden

Posted at 07:16pm
Dearest Eleni, we are so blessed to have you and George as our neighbors. Just last week, George "met" Cooper and enjoyed petting and playing with our puppy. It was always so sweet and serene to see you and George sitting outside enjoying the early Fall weather. We will miss him terribly, but we, in your neighborhood, are all here to love and support you. God Bless George, and God Bless you and your entire family. With love, your neighbors.
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Howard Curry

Posted at 11:04am
Danny,

Thank you for allowing me to know something about George through you. It is obvious that George's life was impactful when talking with you. God Bless you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. This tree is a wonderful way to honor George's memory.
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olga Alexandratos

Posted at 07:59am
I will always remember George as the kind and understanding cousin that he was and cherish the warmth he showed me and my family when we reunited.
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486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com