September 9, 1925 – July 30, 2018
Savas Hantzes, Retired United States Captain, Judge Advocate General Corp, of North Falmouth, MA, formerly of Lowell, MA passed away on July 30th 2018. He was born on September 9, 1925 to the late Vasilios Hantzes and Eleni (Philipopoulis) Hantzes. He is proceeded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Zoe, Theodore. Penelope, Mary, Stella, Christodoulos, Daisy, Georgia, Pota. Savas was educated in the Lowell school system. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, and served in World War II. He separated in 1946, and remained active in the Naval Reserves. He graduated from Suffolk University in June 1950, with a Juris Doctor degree. He was a Member of the Massachusetts Bar and Federal Bar. Immediately after Law School, Savas returned to Active Duty and was assigned to a Navy Combat Unit in Korea. He met and married Marina (Kosartes) Hantzes on March 15, 1952, who preceeded him in death. He is survived by his three daughters, Helena (Ellen Slavin), Sophia, and Sarina (Hantzes) Waters, (Gregory), his grandsons, Christopher Savas Waters, Nicholas Richard Waters (Sarah Campbell Waters), and Justin Gregory Waters. He also is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Savas retired in 1974 at the rank of Navy Captain. He taught law at the United States Naval War college in Newport Rhode Island. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupations Service Medal (Asia Clasp), Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Naval Reserve Medal, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation Medal, Combat Action Medal, and Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Savas retired in 1974 and practiced law privately. He was the founder and first President of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). He was active in the Orthodox Church. He was also active in the Republican Party. He was an avid golfer, gardener and bridge player. Savas was known for his generosity, humor, compassion and love for his family. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:00am in the St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church located at 62 Main St. in Cotuit, Massachusetts. Burial is scheduled to follow at 11:00am in the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Any who would like to attend and are not processing from St. Michael the Archangel are kindly requested to arrive at the National Cemetery for 10:30am.
Donations welcome to the Clark Cancer Center, 90 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth MA 02540
- Vasilios Hantzes, Father
- Eleni Hantzes, Mother
- Marina Hantzes, Wife
- Helena Ellen Slavin Hantzes, Daughter
- Sophia Hantzes, Daughter
- Sarina Waters, Daughter
- Christopher Savas Waters, Grandson
- Nicholas Richard Waters, Grandson
- Sarah Campbell Waters, wife of Nicholas Waters
- Justin Gregory Waters, Grandson
He is proceeded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Zoe, Theodore. Penelope, Mary, Stella,
Christodoulos, Daisy, Georgia, Pota.
He also is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews
and many friends.
- Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
- Burial Friday, August 3, 2018
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August 11, 2018
Thank you, Savas and Marina, for being amazing neighbors to my mom and dad. You both were there when they needed you the most. My brother and I truly appreciated all your help and compassion. We will miss you both.
The Martino Family
August 9, 2018
My uncle was a sweet kind man I will miss the family reunion at the olympia sending big hugs and prayers to my cousins Helena Sophia and Sarina