m. Dec 1918
Facts and Events
George Economaki was was born in Brooklyn, NY, (August 11, 1926) was raised in Ridgewood, NJ. He has a brother, Chris Economaki born in Brooklyn, NY (October 15, 1920) who was know for as the voice of auto racing. There father, Christopheres Economakis was born in Volos, Greece (approx yr of birth 1893). He arrived in Ellis Island July 30 1920 on the ship titled Patria out of Naples. He arrived with his wife Gladys (Burt) Economakis (born approx yr 1897) I believe she was born in Maryland, but will confirm later. His grandfather, Demetrios Economakis, also born in Volos, Greece (approx yr of birth 1873) arrived in Ellis Island August 27, 1894 on the ship Rhaetia out of Hamburg via Havre. Christopheres and Gladys had only the two boys, my father George and his brother Chris. At this point I am unclear about the wife and children of Demetrios but will add later as I gather information. I believe Demetrios' father's name was Takhe, also born in Volos, Greece. I have yet to gather information on his lineage, however, I do know he was a very decorated war hero and there is bust statue of him in the park in the middle of Volos.
George married Marjorie Wilson, also a WWII veteran. She was born and raised in Des Moines Iowa, and they had 4 children, John Economaki (Jo Kahre) who had 2 children, Ashley and Brian from Portland, OR; Patrick Economaki without children; Bob Economaki (Candi Hart) who had a son, Shawn Economaki; and me, the baby daughter Nancy Economaki, also childless.