Volume 74, Number 25 | Octuber 20 - 26 , 2004


Elias ‘Louie’ Vassilakes, 55, of Joe Jr.’s

Funeral services were held Monday for Elias Vassilakes at St. Irene’s Church in Astoria. “Louie,” as he was known to everyone, was a very popular waiter and big personality at Joe Jr.’s, the 12th St. and Sixth Ave. eatery, for 25 years.
He was 55 years old and died last Thursday of a heart attack.

Saturday and Sunday were visiting days at Farenga Funeral Home.

Interment took place at St. Michaels Cemetery in Astoria. Joe Jr.’s closed on Monday in his honor and many patrons left flowers in front of the restaurant.

He is survived by his wife, Flora, and three sons, Gregory, Timmy and Peter, also, his mother, Lefteria, and sister, Maria, both of Athens. Teddy Handros, the owner of Joe Jr.’s, was his cousin.

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