05/05/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Mike Sofikitis
Michael James Sofikitis
Newport News High School Class of 1961
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I was saddened to read this obituary in this morning's Daily Press.
Michael James 'Kitis' Sofikitis
|NEW YORK, N.Y. -
Michael James 'Kitis' Sofikitis, 61, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at NYU Medical
Center in New York City after a
valiant battle with brain cancer. Born in Dade Co., Fla., he had been a
Peninsula resident most of his life. Michael 'Kitis' was the
owner of Denbigh Auto Sales since 1979. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast
Guard. He served on the Board of Directors of The
Virginia Peninsula Boys & Girls Club and on The Board of Directors of the
Greater Hampton Roads Better Business Bureau. He
was preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Sofikitis. He is survived
by his beloved wife, Robin Tyburski Sofikitis
of Yorktown; his sisters, Katherine Sofikitis of Newport News and Angeline
Kazakis of New Jersey. The family would like to extend
their heartfelt thanks to a very special group on staff at NYU Medical Center
and the entire staff of Eastgate Tower, Manhattan,
N.Y., for their constant care and support. Funeral services will be conducted at
7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at Holy Tabernacle
Church of Deliverance (next door to Denbigh Auto Sales), 14742 Warwick Blvd.,
Newport News, VA 23608, by the Rev. Kermit D.
Jones. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be
private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
in Michael's memory to The Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 3H,
Watertown, MA 02472, in honor of Dr. Michael L.
Gruber. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home, 12746 Nettles Drive, Newport
News, VA 23606.
Published in the Daily Press on 5/5/2005.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Mike's family and friends.
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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