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June 27, 1927 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Nicholas Metaxas, 96, of Danbury passed into eternity on the morning of January 10th. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Annerose; two sons, Eric and John; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Melina, and Annerose; and one great-granddaughter, Liliana.
Born in Cephalonia, Greece in 1927, Mr. Metaxas served in the Royal Greek Navy before coming to the United States in 1955. His wife escaped communist East Germany and emigrated to New York in 1954, where the two met in an English Class in 1956. They married in 1959. After graduating from RCA institutes in 1960, he worked for Bulova Watch Company and then rose to become a junior electronic engineer at Technicon Corporation in Tarrytown, New York.
Mr. Metaxas was very active at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Corona, Queens until 1972, when he moved his family to Danbury, becoming a virtual pillar in the Greek community by serving in innumerable capacities at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. For four decades he was active in Connecticut real estate, but spent most of his spare moments at home tending his vast gardens. Many of the stories of his life are recounted in his son Eric’s 2021 memoir, Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life.
There will be a viewing at 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM on Tuesday, January 16 at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on 30 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury, Connecticut, followed by the Rite of Burial at 11AM. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.