NORWALK, Conn. – Pavlos Kalmanidis, a longtime resident of Norwalk, died Sunday, March 6. He was 75.
Kalmanidis was born in Spilia Kozani, Greece, on April 1, 1940. He served in the Greek military, where he was awarded multiple citations, including one for marksmanship, and received an honorable discharge. He was also drafted during the 1974 Cyprus conflict.
In 1995, he retired from Pepperidge Farm after 20 years of service. He was a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church community and served on the Parish Council.
He is survived by his wife, Eleftheria Gastralas; his children, Kosmas Kalmanidis and his wife, Voula; son, Pavlos of Norwalk; daughter, Kalliope Toromanides and her husband, George; daughter, Maria Kalmanidis, of Norwalk; and brother Konstantinos Kalmanidis; along with grandchildren, Sophia, Dimitrios and Christos, of Trumbull.
He was predeceased by his parents; and his brothers, Nikolaos and Ioannis.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. The funeral will take place at the church on Wednesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Ave., Norwalk.
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