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Demedres "Jim" Dedes

Obituary for Demedres "Jim" Dedes

September 1, 1926 - March 23, 2020
Avon, Ohio | Age 93

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Friend


Demedres "Jim" Dedes, 93 of Avon Lake formerly of Farmington Hills, MI. passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born September 1, 1926 in Detroit, MI to parents Constantine and Vaselike (nee Darbin) Dedes. Jim was a WWII veteran that served in Japan and received many service medals. He worked for the railroad before a career in automotive sales where he worked for over 50 years and earned many "best" salesman awards. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. He was an avid golfer; loved music, especially jazz; was an all-around handyman and could fix anything. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was dedicated to his Greek heritage. He is survived by his beloved wife Olympia (nee Kaselemis) of 69 years; loving children Denise Dedes DiCarlo (deceased) (Franco), Diane Hodson (Glenn), Kristine Greene (Thomas) and Dean Dedes; cherished grandchildren Christopher Hodson (Elizabeth), Andrea Bollin (Michael), Erin Greene, Alex Hodson, Samantha Dedes and Jamie Dedes; great-grandchildren Avery and Gavin Bollin; dear siblings Mary Ryding (deceased) and Emanual Dedes. Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 760 W Wattles Rd, Troy, MI 48098. Private services have been held. 440.933.3202

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  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Church
    760 W Wattles Rd
    Troy, MI 48098

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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