James George Vouros Sr.

June 29, 1924June 13, 2018

James George Vouros, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II, died June 13, 2018 in Cape Coral, Florida. He was 93 years old. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend — he touched countless lives with his lively smile and playful wit. He was born June 29, 1924 in Belmont, MA, to parents George Vouros and Helen Avtges. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, shortly after the U.S. entered World War II, when he was 18 years old. He served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and a Plane Captain aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the South Pacific, earning a Navy Unit Commendation and a salute from President Harry Truman in New York Harbor in 1945. Jim and his wife Vanthea (Hadges) Vouros were married in 1948 and raised their three children in the Boston area. Jim spent his career working as an electrician, he owned an electrical contracting business with his brother Charlie Vouros. The brothers worked on residential and commercial projects throughout New England, including dozens of the area’s most loved movie theaters. Jim was a lifelong tinkerer and handyman and also worked as a disc jockey and in real estate. He enjoyed boating and fishing, spending summers at Humarock Beach in Scituate, MA. Jim and Van moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 1982 and loved their adopted community. They were active members of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Myers and Jim volunteered for two decades at Cape Coral hospital. He is survived by Vanthea, his wife of 70 years, and his three children, Carol Poulakis of Medway, MA, Irene Kelley of Georgetown, MA, and James Vouros, Jr., of Philadelphia, as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Myers and entombment with military honors to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral. The family requests that donations in Jim’s memory be sent to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.


  • James George Vouros Sr. is survived by Vanthea, his wife of 70 years, and his three children, Carol Poulakis of Medway, MA, Irene Kelley of Georgetown, MA, and James Vouros, Jr., of Philadelphia, as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, June 18, 2018

James George Vouros Sr.

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Heidi Kokaras Baldwin

July 3, 2018

Carol, Irene and Jimmy,
I was so sad to hear of your dad's passing. He and your mom are two of the most wonderful, generous, caring people I have ever known. It's been many years since I had the opportunity to see you and your parents, but I have so many wonderful memories of visiting you all at Humarock and going for boat rides and all the times they shared with my sister, Alexandra, as her Nouno and Nouna. She loved them very much and you and your parents always made her feel so special. After all these years since she has passed away, I still remember and am grateful for all those wonderful moments Alexandra enjoyed because of all of you. Please give my love to your mom. And if you ever have the opportunity to come to Arizona, please look me up. All my best,
Heidi Kokaras Baldwin

Audrey Fay

June 19, 2018

I loved you because you were one of the few people in my life who truly cared about others. The devotion to Auntie Van , the love to your family, to the church was truly amazing. I know in my heart you are with God and I know in my heart we will all miss you but if we care the way you cared and believe the way that you believed We will all be together again. Thanks so much for all you did and for who you were.

Irene Kelley

June 15, 2018

You are my hero. You have shown me how to be in the world.
You have always supported me and encouraged me to persue my dreams and be independent.
You were so devoted to Mom. It was inspiraring.
You were so generous to you family and friends.
I will always remember the great times we had at Humarock Beach and Cape Coral.
We all love you and will cherish all of our memories forever.
You will live in our hearts.
Love always,

James Gold

June 14, 2018

James Vouros was my uncle.Married to my Moms sister.I remember he always had a smile on his face.He took me on my first speed boat ride.Upon my fathers death he helped our family so much.We lived with him and then we moved into apt. Complex he owned.I will always remember his smile.
May he rest in peace...

Nick Avtges

June 14, 2018

60 years ago Van & Jim took me to a Christmas party where I met the love of my life, Marion. I am forever grateful to them. Marion and I looked forward to making trips to Cape Coral for about 17 years especially to visit with Jim and Van and other cousins. Unfortunately, we have not made that trip in recent years although we talked on the phone frequently. Rest in peace dear cousin and may your memory be eternal. Nick & Marion

Joanne McArdle

June 14, 2018

Carol, Irene, and Jim.
I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll remember your father fondly. May his memory be eternal. Love, Joanne McArdle