Tony Poleondakis, 58, died Dec. 11, 2012.
Tony was a loyal and loving father, son, brother and friend. He was a proud parent of three wonderful children, Antha, Paige and George. In addition to his children he is survived by his mother, Anthoula Poleondakis; sister, Noula Kountis and her family; brother, John Poleondakis and his family.
Born and raised in Akron, he was a graduate of Firestone High School Class of ’73. He attended the United States Naval Academy, was a graduate of New York University, and had an MBA from Case Western Reserve. He was a very successful thirty year veteran of the financial services industry and worked in executive positions on a national and international level (Australia) for some of the world’s largest financial institutions. He was truly a respected professional in his field.
Always willing to give an honest answer, his straight forward approach was refreshing and endearing to those who had the pleasure to work with him. He mentored many over the years, and was never shy about offering a smile or a gregarious laugh. Outside of life-long devotion to raising his children and caring for his family, Tony enjoyed playing golf and an occasional cigar. His cavalier attitude about the game surprised people given his obvious skill. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends to tell stories. With his great depth of knowledge and life experience, he was a captivating story teller. His dedication and love for his family and the Greek heritage, is a gift we will always cherish.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 129 S. Union St., with Rev. Fr. Jerry F. Hall officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the George Poleondakis Scholarship Fund, c/o Merrill Lynch, 4678 Munson St. NW, Canton, Oh 44718.