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Theodore James "Ted" Kanavas

April 29, 1961 - July 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on July 3, 2017. Age 56. Loving and devoted husband of Mary Kanavas (nee Hayes), for 25 years. Devoted father of Kelly, Nick, and Kate. Proud Godfather of Peter, Nick, Dimitri, Megan, Genevieve, Katie, and Eleni. Son of Nick and Minerva Kanavas. Brother of Steve (Stephanie), George (Cynthia), and…read more

Passed away peacefully on July 3, 2017. Age 56. Loving and devoted husband of Mary Kanavas (nee Hayes), for 25 years. Devoted father of Kelly, Nick, and Kate. Proud Godfather of Peter, Nick, Dimitri, Megan, Genevieve, Katie, and Eleni. Son of Nick and Minerva Kanavas. Brother of Steve (Stephanie), George (Cynthia), and the late Jeff (Risa) Kanavas. Son-in-law of Nancy Hayes. Brother-in-law of Sarah, Peter, Tom, and Mimi. Proud uncle of Rob, Mike, Kyle, Nick, Stephanie, Ben, Alex, Ted, Madeliene, RJ, Molly, Genevieve, Grace, and Tommy. Ted is survived by the many friends and extended family he loved so much.

Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Trisaigon at 7:00 PM. Visitation at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 West Congress Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Funeral service at 10:00 AM. Burial at Pinelawn Cemetery.

Memorials for Ted can be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Foundation.

From a very young age, Ted knew, precisely and clearly, exactly what he wanted to do with his life – serve his community. And he did, whether that meant serving as a State Senator, coaching Bulldogs baseball, or writing the many letters of recommendation he so enjoyed sending. Although Ted was blessed to achieve many of his life’s dreams, he found even more joy in helping others achieve theirs, especially the dreams of his children. Funny, charming, and so bright, Ted truly lit up every room he hustled in to.

The Kanavas family would like to thank the dedicated and caring staff at Froedtert Hospital. Especially Dr. James Thomas for believing in Ted’s determination, Yee Lan Wong, Dr. Bill Rilling, and Ted’s “angel on earth,” Julianne Leuck.

“Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks.” – Sir Winston Churchill

 

Determined warrior, forever our hero.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Krause Funeral Home Brookfield

Address:

21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072

Date: Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Address:

9400 West Congress Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Service Information

Krause Funeral Home Brookfield

Address:

21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072

Date: Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trisagon

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Address:

9400 West Congress Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Cemetery Information

Pinelawn Memorial Park

Address:

10700 West Capitol Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53222

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Memorial Information

Memorials for Ted can be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Foundation.

 

 

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