Steve E. Gaveras, Ahepan and Veteran, Was 96

November 29, 2019

BROOKFIELD, WI – Steve E. Gaveras, family man, veteran and Ahepan, passed away on October 31 at the age of 96. Born November 30, 1922 to Epaminondas and Stavroula Gaveras, he was the husband of the late Dolores (nee Reuter). Gaveras is survived by children Peter (Debra), Stephanie Gaveras-Jacobsen (Leon Jacobsen), Alexander, Pamela, Stasia (Matthew Langendorf); grandchildren Nicholas, Diane, Patrick, and Alyssa Jacobsen; Katy, Maya, and Bennett Langendorf, and great-grandchild Grace Dunco. He is also survived by his sisters Ann Kapitz, the late Chrysoula Skodras, and Magdalene Wos.
Gaveras graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940, then attended both the University of Wisconsin Madison and Marquette University where he received an Industrial Purchasing Degree. He was employed at Juneau Meat Market, Cutler-Hammer and Pabst Brewing Company.

In World War II, Gaveras served at Ft. Warren-Cheyenne, WY. He received commission as Lieutenant in Quartermaster Corps at Fort Lee, VA and served as Base Supply Purchasing and Contracting Officer at South Plains, in Lubbock, TX; Randolph Field, San Antonio, TX; Tinker Field, OK, and Kansas City, KS. Recalled to service during the Korean War to Chanute Field, IL, Gaveras was attached to Reserves at Selfridge Field, MI and O’Hare Field, IL and received commendations from President Harry S. Truman and General Hap Arnold.
Gaveras was District Retail Sales Manager at Toledo Scale Corporation and later retired from Hobart Corporation as a National Account Manager. He was the owner of Galleria News and Tobacco in the US Bank Tower and in his later years, he was Office Administrator of United Purchasing Company of Wisconsin.

Gaveras was a member of the AHEPA Chapter #43 for 73 years, serving as President on seven occasions. He was a member of the American Legion Post #449, Milwaukee Harmony Lodge #261, and a 71-year member of the Masonic Order. Gaveras served on Parish Boards at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, serving as President in 1955.
Gaveras was an enthusiastic super-fan of the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, and Golden Eagles. He valued the presence of his children, siblings, and extended family and held a special love for his wife, Dolores, of 63 years, whom he sadly missed over the past 11 months.
The visitation was held at the funeral home on November 10, 3-6 PM, with Trisagion at 5 PM. Additional visitation was held at Saints Constantine and Helen Church, 2160 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, WI, on November 11, 11-11:30 AM with the Funeral Service at 11:30 AM and interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
Sincere appreciation was expressed from Steve’s family to the caring staff at Ascension Hospital – Elmbrook Campus and St. Camillus Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Milwaukee AHEPA Chapter #43 Scholarship Foundation or the American Lung Cancer Foundation.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published on Nov. 1.


HIMARE - The continued detention in Albania of Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected Mayor of Himare, now has seen Greece blocking a European Union Defense anse Security Agreement with that country.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


ATHENS - The biggest problem on Greeks minds - soaring supermarket prices - has seen the New Democracy government scrambling to deal with it and Development Minister Kostas Skrekas said prices will fall on March 1.

ATHENS - The Olympic Games long hijacked from Athens and peddled to other cities around the world, Greece wants the President of the International Olympic Committee - based in Switzerland - elected at the site of the ancient games.

ATHENS - Greece and Armenia have historic ties that stretch across the centuries and can now become even more productive in view of the common challenges that lie ahead, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday, during joint statements with his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan in Athens.

LONDON — Kensington Palace says Britain's Prince William has pulled out of attending a memorial service for his godfather, the late King Constantine of Greece, because of a personal matter.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.