Marko "Greek" Stefanatos, 67

Marko L. “Greek” Stefanatos, 67, Gas City, died at 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. 

He was born in Wabash on April 10, 1950, to Jim and Marguerite (Hoch) Stefanatos.  Marko married Veronica Pattison in Hawaii on July 15, 1989, and she survives.

Marko was a 1968 graduate of Northfield High School in Wabash and received his associate’s degree from Ball State in Muncie.  He was a supervisor throughout his career beginning at Wabash Alloys, where he worked for seven to eight years.  He then worked at Chrysler for one to two years before going to RCA for 30 years.  After the plant closure, Marko returned to school and received his bachelor’s degree.  He then became a supervisor for Dollar General.

Vacationing in Tennessee with his family was one of the most cherished memories he and his family shared together.  He loved riding his motorcycle but, above all, Marko loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be missed by his wife of 28 years, Veronica; children, Krista (James) Nelson, Wabash, Mark (Chris) Stefanatos, Sweetser, Timothy Stefanatos, Indianapolis, Nichole Pyle Finnie, Gas City, and Steven Pyle, II, Gas City; grandchildren, Paige Nelson, Max Stefanatos, Sam Stefanatos, Gabe Pyle, and Sophie Finnie; siblings, James, Deborah, Pamela, Dirk, Nikki, Andy, Craig, Jaire, Pete, and Steve; special aunt, Donna Stork; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and his first wife, Carol Stefanatos.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. funeral service on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.  Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery at a later date.

The family’s memorial of choice is Marion-Grant County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1912, Marion, IN 46952.

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Posted on 2017 Jul 22