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Peter John Vakios, 82

August 26, 1938 - July 20, 2021

Peter John Vakios, 82, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was born in Parkesburg, PA to the late John D and Maria (Toulambis) Vakios. Peter would have celebrated 60 years of marriage with his wife Kyriaki “Koula” (Pitsos) Vakios on August 20th.

A graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, Peter owned PJ Bar in Lancaster. He was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, where he was active in the Philoptochos Society and on Church Parish Council.

Peter enjoyed doing yardwork, newspaper puzzles, and picking apples and cherries and eating ice cream with his grandchildren. His favorite ice cream flavor was vanilla. Spending time with and helping his family meant so much to Peter.

In addition to his loving wife Koula, Peter is survived by his son, Dr. John Vakios, husband of Dr. Antonia Vakios of Ohio, and their children Peter and Vasilis Vakios; and daughter Maria Vassil, wife of Dr. Paul Vassil of Lancaster and their children, Kyriaki, Katerina, Markella, and Peter Vassil.

The funeral service will take place 10am Friday, July 23, 2021 with The Rev. Theodosis Palis and The Rev. Alexander Veronis officiating, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Viewings will take place at the Church TONIGHT, July 22nd from 6 to 8pm with the Trisagion at 7pm, and on Friday from 9 to 10am. Interment at Holy Protection Monastery Cemetery in White Haven, PA.

Please omit flowers, and kindly consider a memorial contribution to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 64 Hershey Ave., Lancaster PA 17603 or to Holy Protection Monastery, 1 Saint Joseph’s Way, White Haven, PA 18661.

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Condolences to the Family

July 24, 2021

Our sincere condolences for your loss.  May he rest in peace.
Despina Agouridis Burke & Koula Agouridis

July 23, 2021

I’m very sorry for your loss.   He was a great landlord. & a dear gentleman.   I will miss your stand at the market.   With Deepest Sympathy.     Take Care.    

July 22, 2021

We are so very sorry to see that Pete passed away
My mom knew him for about 60 years and that is how I met him
He will be missed
Love
Donna Speece & Rosemarie Spencer

July 22, 2021

To Koulas Vakios and family.
Our deepest sympathy for the loss, may he Rest In Peace 
George and Melpa Mountis

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
64 Hershey Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Friday, July 23, 2021
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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