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Vasilios Moumoulidis, retired cabinetmaker Jan. 5, 1928 -- March 24, 2006

Vasilios Moumoulidis, a retired cabinetmaker, died Friday in his Town of Tonawanda home after a long illness. He was 78.

Born in Mouries, Kilkis, Greece, he served in the Greek military for three years and immigrated to the United States in January 1974, settling in Jamestown. He became a U.S. citizen in January 1980.

Mr. Moumoulidis was a cabinetmaker for Monitor Furniture Co. in Jamestown from 1974 to 1985 and for Crawford Furniture Company, also in Jamestown, from 1985 to 1989. He moved to the Town of Tonawanda in 1989 and went to work for the Kittinger Company until his retirement in 1992.

He was a member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and the Pan-Macedonian Association.

He loved woodworking and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Stamatia Tsevrenoglou; two daughters, Elizabeth Stevens and Elpiniki Bechakas, both of East Amherst; two brothers, Nikolaos and Anastasios, both of Thessaloniki, Greece; and four grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Monday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, followed at 10 by a funeral liturgy in Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 146 W. Utica St. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

[WINCHESTER]

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