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TAKANTZAS, James "Taki"

October 26, 1937 - June 3, 2012, age 74, beloved husband of the late Suzanna; proud and adoring father to son Andrew, and his wife Nicole, and daughter Leah (who say they "had the most kind and honorable man as their father"); loving son-in-law of Thalia Kafasis; caring and loving brother to Nina Krestos; brother-in-law of George and Lula Ladas; favorite uncle to loving nieces, nephews and most loyal friend to George and Peter Scouras. The family will be present Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.,1132 Delaware Avenue (near W. Ferry Street) where prayers will be offered on Wednesday at 9:15 AM and followed by a Liturgy at 10 AM from Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. A Trisagion Service will be held Tuesday at 6 PM in the funeral home. James, a former restaurateur and commercial painter, came to Buffalo in 1956 from Vogatsiko, Greece, married Suzanna in 1968, and they worked side by side at their restaurant "Taki's Texas Red Hots" until her death. He was an avid sports fan, particularly loved soccer and played semi-professionally when he came to the U.S. Share condolences online at

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