Angelo H. Mageras, 84, entrepreneur known as ‘Mr. Williamsburg’

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Angelo H. Mageras
Angelo H. Mageras

Angelo H. Mageras, 84, a native of Karpenisi, Greece, died Friday, April 22,2016, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mr. Mageras was also known as ‘Mr. Williamsburg’ by friends as well as his colleagues nationwide. He was one of the first to realize the growth potential of Williamsburg in the 1960s and became one of the best known entrepreneurs in the city.

He displayed unparalleled vision and was an overly optimistic believer on the good side of human nature.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 56 years, Nickie Kokolis Mageras; two daughters, Georgia Salih, and her husband, Hassen, Demetra Floropoulou, and her husband, Thano; two sons, Bobby and Mario Mageras; seven grandchildren, Emmy, Spyro, Nickie, Yianni, Vangeli, Omar and Nicole, and her husband, Vasili Michael; one great-granddaughter, Georgia; in addition to a host of nieces, nephews and cousins to include a very special cousin, Anna, and her daughter, Zena Mageras.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, with Trisagion services at 5 p.m. A funeral service conducted by the Rev. George Chioros will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park Cemetery, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg.

The family requests contributions be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, VA 23606.

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