Obituary of Michael Dovas
Michael Kostas Dovas, age 75, of Joliet, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, with his loving family by his side.
Born June 8, 1943 in Athens, Greece, he was the son of the late Kostandino and Maria Dovas. Michael served in the Hellenic Air Force and studied political science at Panteion University in Athens prior to emigrating to the United States in 1968.
Michael was a long time member of Painters Local #33 and worked as a painter for the State of Illinois for over 30 years.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will remain forever in our hearts. Spending time with his family, especially his precious grandchildren, was the most important thing in his life.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Rena (nee Perdiou) Dovas of Joliet; two children, Kostas (Ourania) Dovas of Naperville, and Maria (Timothy) Schellhorn of Shorewood; five grandchildren, Michael Charles, Christopher Ryan and Stefanie Elizabeth Schellhorn, and Katerina Maria and Michael Kostas Dovas; two brothers, Georgios and Demitri Dovas; one sister, Vangelitsa Hatzipanos; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Michael Dovas will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church for services at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Trisagion services at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated.
For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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