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“Mr. Makridakis,From your family & friends here at SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic Mail Room, Rest in Peace.GOD BLESS!!! ”

“Uncle George was a true gift to all that had the good fortune of knowing him. He was kind, funny, caring, decent and above all, honest. People always...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Chris Shea - Pleasant Prairie, WI

“Uncle George,Thank you for benevolence, and for tolerating my youth.And thank you for teaching me to see beyond myself.You are remembered, and you...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: John S. - Grandchild

“Forgive us if we grieve youSafe now in heaven, kindly say our nameYour life has touched us that is why we mourn you;Our lives without you cannot be...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Shea - Lindenhurst, IL

“George was such a sweet man, we are so sorry to hear of his passing. Both Richard and I talked to him often at work, he loved to share stories and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Richard and Leslie Conrad

“Very sad to hear of George's passing. He was one of the first people I met when I began work as a co-op student at NAVELEX back in 1985. Through the...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John Weed - James Island, SC

George Edward Makridakis, 70, of Hanahan, SC, entered into eternal rest Sunday, August 15, 2021. His family will receive friends from 6:00PM - 8:00PM, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Rd., North Charleston. His graveside Committal Service will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Rd., Charleston. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.

George was born March 20, 1951 in Hackensack, NJ, son of the late Gustav Makridakis and Helen Buranich. Beginning at age 19, he served in the Civil Service in Great Lakes, IL, starting with photo and reproduction work. Advancing to file keeper and reproduction artist. Then to assistant editor of the NAVELEX Great Lakes "Newsbuoy" newspaper. Moving to Charleston, he continued working for NAVELEX as a Duplicator Operator then advancing to mail technician and supply delivery person.

During his career, his uncanny ability to remember details (names, numbers and dates) were not only needed but greatly appreciated. Receiving many awards honoring his accomplishments, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and medal. Later receiving a congratulatory and recognition letter from the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

George loved music with a wide variety from Elvis and the Beatles to Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish. He also enjoyed holidays immensely, Christmas being his favorite as he loved lights and decorations. His favorite television shows included The Three Stooges, Andy Griffith, Dog with a Blog and Jessie. George was very kind and pure at heart. He will always be remembered and greatly missed by everyone.

He is survived by three sisters: Julie, Constance (Karl) and Carolyn (Charles), as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Helen; two sisters, Catherine and Joanne; one brother, Johnny (Rose) and one brother-in-law, Jack.

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