In Memoriam : James Karvelas

James Karvelas James Charles Karvelas - age: 73
(October 23, 1940 to February 18, 2014 )
Resident of Lyman, Maine

Visitation Information:
A Trisagion Service was held at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home in Saco, his funeral service was held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, and burial was at St. Demetrios Hellenic Orthodox Cemetery with military honors

Obituary:
LYMAN- James Charles Karvelas, age 73, fell asleep on Feb. 18, 2014 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born in Gloucester, MA on Oct. 23, 1940, a son of the late Charles and Julia (Scangos) Karvelas.
James proudly served in the US Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis aboard the Destroyer USS Samuel B. Roberts.
Following his service, James went on to graduate from Northeastern University. He was employed as a nuclear chemist at New England Nuclear in Watertown, MA – later DuPont. Afterward in 1983, he owned and operated a family restaurant called Ship Ahoy in Essex, MA. He then worked for the New York Times as a distribution manager until his retirement.
James was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Saco and was involved with AHEPA.
He enjoyed music especially playing his keyboard. Over the years he was known for playing at church events and the festival.
He is survived by his beloved wife- Katherine (Patros) Karvelas; sons- Charles Karvelas and his wife Kim of NC and their children Demetra and Alexandra, and Anthony Karvelas and his wife Leah of Alaska and their children Anthony and Katherine; brother- George Karvelas and his wife Judy of Gloucester, MA; sister- Katherine “Kitty” McTeague and her husband Bob of Gloucester, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
A Trisagion Service was held at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home in Saco, his funeral service was held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, and burial was at St. Demetrios Hellenic Orthodox Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley St., Saco, Maine 04072.








Katherine Mceague - February 25, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
I will always remember all the fun we had throughout our lives. all the good times..all the sad times. you were a great man, a great brother,a great husband, a great father, a great "papou", a great uncle and a great friend to all who knew and loved you. rest in peace jimsy...all my love, your sister, kitty



Charles Cotsis - March 3, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
The first time that I met Jim was when he was initiated in to our local Chapter of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). I will miss his funny jokes, humorous stories and many interesting articles of human interest. My wife Joan and I send our deepest condolences to Jim's family. I know that Jim's memory will be eternal. Rest in peace Dimitri. ```



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