The Falling Asleep of Andreas Kazakos
July 10, 1948 - August 24, 2021
Andreas Theodore Kazakos passed away on August 24, 2021, at the age of 73 after several years with persistent health concerns, notably with his lungs. Andreas was the beloved husband of the late Vasiliki Kazakos of Saranti, Greece, the love of his life, with whom he was united on July 3, 1977, and with whom he will return to in spirit and soul. He is survived by his nurturing and loving wife, Elyziel Servano; his four, loving children and their spouses, Elizabeth and Gus Siokis, Theodore and Frances Kazakos, John and Nia Kazakos, and Alexander Kazakos; and his 12 doting grandchildren; his sister, Fotini Ziogas; his sister, Maria Ballas, and her husband Gregory Ballas; his brother, George Kazakos, and his wife Eleni; his brother, Anastasios Kazakos and his wife Stavroula, and his other brother, Gus Kazakos and his wife Evangelia. Andreas was born in the midst of a civil war on July 10, 1948. He, his courageous parents, and his six spirited brothers and sisters fled and finally settled in Marathea, Evrytania years later where his father presided as the Greek Orthodox priest in the village. Easily one of their family's favorite pastimes as young children growing up was listening to their father tell stories about his childhood growing up in a small village in the central region of Greece. Growing up, he and his family endured a tumultuous time in modern Greek history, and this would lay the foundation for his desire of a better life in America. And that's exactly what he did: he worked as hard as any man has ever worked to provide for his family and to establish perennial roots in a foreign land. While the union of Andreas and his wife Vasiliki was arranged in the traditional sense, they fell truly, fiercely, and deeply in love, and of that love their four children were born. Together and by example, they taught their children how to love unconditionally and be devoted husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and children. His family all take great solace in knowing that their parents are together again and watching over them. Andreas was a brilliant, inspired, and tireless man who created a beautiful life for his wife, children, and grandchildren and left them a remarkable legacy. Aside from being a devoted husband and father and an astute and successful businessman, Andreas ardently loved his farm, farm animals, and garden, where he spent a lot of his time after he retired. Everything he touched and cared for flourished. He had the gentlest and humblest of souls as he did so much good for the environment, for people, and for the greater community. "Καλός άνθρωπος ποιός είναι (who truly is and can be a good person)?" his mother once told him, and he often would tell his children. HE was the best person in an insurmountable way. May his memory forever be eternal. Καλο παραδεισο, μπαμπά! A private funeral service will be held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. A Trisagion Service will be held at 2:30 PM Friday, August 27, 2021, at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Fr. George Kouzelis officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Funeral: Friday, August 27th, at 1pm
Funeral Livestream: https://youtu.be/TBSKqgrqmkc
*Due to the COVID-19 precautions, the family is kindly asking the Funeral Service of Mr. Andreas Kazakos to be limited, ONLY, to the immediate family members.
*After the completion of the Funeral Service, the entombing of Andreas, will be held at the Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, where the entire Community is welcome to attend the Graveside Trisagion Service.