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Gregory George Georgallis passed away peacefully on the 30th of March, at the age of 67. His passing came after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was in his home where he was immersed in love and tenderly cared for by his family.
Greg was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kos, Greece. As a young boy he worked in the family jewelry business, honing his craft early on by learning to make jewelry in the traditional ways. He came to the US in 1968, at the age of 13. He was a soccer player in high school and he and his team proudly won the state championship in Pennsylvania. He attended Millersville College and the University of Maryland, College Park. He arrived in Jacksonville, Florida in 1978, where he met and married his soulmate, JoAnne, in 1980. They raised their two sons, Frank and George, in a loving Christian home. Gregory’s Jewelers was established in 1999 and quickly became an institution in Jacksonville Beach. Learning alongside their father, Frank and George have each become accomplished jewelers themselves. Greg was a kind and generous man, contributing to his community in many ways, known and unknown. He always did what was right and good.
Greg is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, JoAnne; his sons, George and his fiancé, Jessica; Frank and his wife, Karlie; brother, Steve; sisters, Patra, Themis and Maria. He is predeceased by his parents George and Eftihia; and brothers, Thomas and Elias.
The legacy of Gregory’s Jewelers family business, will be honored through its continuation for generations to come, by his wife and family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 Friday, April 22, 2022, in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with Reverend Matthew King as Celebrant.
Please consider a gift to the Gregory Georgallis Memorial Donation. Click here to make an online donation. More information is provided below under "Donations".
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LIZ STEWART FLORAL DESIGN
(This is a local business that our family loves, it’s ‘floral artistry’.
And Liz is aware of JoAnne’s particular allergies)
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Note - all of these locations have excellent restaurants on site
A message from JoAnne ~
To our dear friends and family, I want to share with you that Gregory’s passing was not of pain and suffering but of LOVE and PEACE. He was happy to be in his home, looking out over the ocean, for his final twenty-nine days. He was immersed in the love of his family and his dearest friends; for whom, I am deeply grateful to for your loving kindness, compassion and delicious nourishment. He enjoyed every bit of it all. He was tenderly cared for by me, George and Frank around the clock. His every need and whim was continually met.
Our home was, and still is, a sacred space, filled with the Omnipresence of the Holy Spirit. Our own Father Matt assured that Greg died in a state of Grace and so indeed he is with Jesus. A beautiful sign of confirmation was revealed to the family only hours after Greg’s passing. Shekinah Glory
Please remember my Greg as a remarkably good man who always did the right thing. He loved God and lived a life that was pleasing to Him.
Psalm 116 “I will walk in the presence of the lord in the land of the living”
Friday, April 22, 2022
Starts at 11:30am
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
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