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Polyvios P. Pavlidis 1934-2020

BERLIN CENTER — Polyvios P. “Paul” Pavlidis, 86, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

He was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Rhodes, Greece, the son of Pavlos and Marietta Pavlidis.

Paul served in the Greek Air Force as a pilot.

Paul came to Warren in 1967. He retired from General Motors Assembly Plant as a final inspector. Presently, he was co-owner with his wife of Jo-An Linen Company in Berlin Center and previously owned Main Street Laundry in Cortland. Paul was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren and past supreme president of the Pan Rhodian Society, and was a member of the Mason Argus Lodge 545 in Canfield.

He enjoyed racing cars, fixing and repairing things and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Pavlidis, whom he married April 18, 2001, in Rhodes, Greece; four children, Pavlos (Melissa) Pavlidis of Morland Hills, attorney Marietta (attorney Sam) Kragalott of Canton, Danielle Conrad-Reed, PT, DPT of Williamsville, N.Y. and Rachelle “Shelly” Clawson of Struthers; six grandchildren, Vios, Ayna, Milan, Bella, Bradley and Kellen; two godchildren, Tatianna Pavlidis and Paleologos Pavlidis; a brother, Paleologos “Paul” (Mary) Pavlidis of Greece; a nephew, Pavlos (Meltem) Pavlidis; and two nieces, Marietta (Paris) Stilianidis, and Katerina Pavlidis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service will be held Monday, June 8, 2020, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, with Fr. Costa Valantasis officiating.

Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Pan Rhodian Society, 3660 Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills, OH 44022.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Paul’s family.

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