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Stratos Hatzistavrakis, 82, of Reading passed away on Wednesday September 1, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side. Born in Polichnitos, Lesvos, Greece, he was the son of the late Haralambos and Irene (Karakla) Hatzistavrakis. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Irene (Avagianou) Hatzistavrakis.
Stratos is also survived by his daughter Rhea, wife of Leonidas Antonellos of Reinholds, his son Harry Hatzistavrakis of Reading, two grandchildren: Theo and Stratos as well as nieces: Kristen and Irene of Greece and Elaine of Willow Grove and nephews: Harry of Hawaii and Nicholas of Greece. He was preceded in death by two siblings: Stavros and Iggy Hatzistavrakis.
Stratos lived in South Africa for 13 years working as a pipe fitter. After marrying his wife, they moved to the United States in 1979 and he worked at Dana Corp. for 18 years as a welder. He was a beloved grandfather, father and husband. He was always there to help a friend and was very hard working. Stratos enjoyed gardening and was an amazing handyman. He could fix anything and everything.
A funeral mass will be held at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd. Reading PA 19611 on Tuesday September 7, 2021, at 11am. Interment will follow in Charles Evans Cemetery. A visitation will be held in church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Contributions may be made in Stratos’s honor to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 1001 East Wyomissing Blvd. Reading, PA 19611. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home 444 N. 9th Street Reading is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at: www.whelanschwartz.com.
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