February 2, 1915 ~ October 20, 2001
Emmanuel George Hatzakis, a long time resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on October 20, 2001, at the age of 86. Emmanuel was born on February 2, 1915, in Crete, Greece. While in Greece, his occupation was a farmer and a barber. He married Eirini G. Dorgia and they had five sons. In 1971, they migrated to Redondo Beach, California, in search of a better life.
Emmanuel was a spirit filled man, had a deep love for God, and was a faithful member of St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. He cherished the moments that he spent with his family and delighted in visiting with his friends while taking his daily walks along the Redondo Beach Pier. His hobbies included gardening and reading.
His words of wisdom and encouragement will be greatly missed by his sons: George, Angelo, Nikos, Silas, and Eleftherios, his daughters in law: Kaliope, Debra, Francesca and Karen, his grandchildren: Nikolaos, Matthew, Anna Rose, Alexandra Nikola, Spiridoula Eirini, Athena, Anna Nikol, Sandra Rose, Elena Rose, Emmanuel George and Eirini Nikol, his granddaughter in law: Mirella, and his great grandchildren: Damian and Nikolaos.
The viewing will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday at White and Day Mortuary, in Redondo Beach, with a Trisagion at 6 p.m. and the funeral will be on Tuesday at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Katherine's Greek School, 722 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach CA 90277 in memory of Emmanuel Hatzakis.
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