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Denis "Ed" Edward Alexatos

July 6, 1927 — February 6, 2022

Denis "Ed" Edward Alexatos

Denis Edward Alexatos, 97, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022. at Meadville Medical Center.

Born in Greenville, on July 6, 1924,he was a son of the late Peter J. and Kalomera (Potomeanos) Alexatos, both of Kefalonia, Greece.

Denis married Rose Anne McCaffrey on October 1, 1950; she preceded him in death.

From humble beginnings, at age 16, Ed drove his mother daily to Pymatuning and popped popcorn to sell to feed the fish at the Spillway. He later opened a bar/restaurant with his father on Water St. in Meadville, called the Burgundy Bar. He sold the bar in 1953 and worked construction completing the Smock Bridge. He established Vernon Motor Sales, a towing company where he sold and repaired vehicles and also moved and transported mobile homes. He built garages, homes, hangars and businesses. Among other things, he was a pilot for 40 years, restauranteur, contractor, electrician, plumber, architect, entrepreneur, friend, and father. If you told him he couldn't, he did. "Greatness lies in never accepting position." He never did.

In addition to his beloved wife, Ed was preceded in death by a daughter Athena Alexatos; a son Scott Alexatos; a sister Athena Coyton; brothers Michael Alexatos, Louis Alexatos; and a great granddaughter Annika Vanderhoof.

He is survived by a daughter Diane Tracy; granddaughters Alexis Vanderhoof (Colby, Jessica Tracy; great granddaughters Alithea and Athena Vanderhoof; and a sister Esther Dunn. He is further survived by his heathcare workers who gave him the very best of care Penny Gamble, Jenn Daugherty, Sharon Caroff, and Kelsey Gamble; as well as close friends Angelo Pero, Tom McCain, Sandy Porter, Lou Severo, Brian Shaw, Guido Collela, Sandy Baiera, Diane Brumbaugh, Virginia Semo, and Colleen Summer.

Per Ed's wishes no services were held.

He was laid to rest with his wife, Rose Anne, in Greendale Cemetery.


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