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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Efstratios P. Efthimiou
December 1, 1945 - September 9, 2021


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Efstratios P. Efthimiou of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Temple University Hospital. He was 75 years old. Efstratios was born December 1, 1945 in Lesbos, Greece, son of the late Panagiotis Efthimiou and the late Maria Efthimiou (nee - Gligli). He is the beloved father of Maria and Christina; grandfather of Emily, Karla, and Lyanna. He is also survived by his former wife Joan and her three children.

A true American success story, Efstratios came to America with $100 in his pocket from Greece at age thirty. He lived in his car, went to work and eventually owned his own restaurant. Efstratios was a cook for many years for the Fisher family before going out on his own and opening Frank’s Spaghetti House in Philadelphia. Besides being a great cook, he will be remembered as very ambitious, persistent, sometimes stubborn, but always gregarious, funny, and willing to feed you with good spirits and great advice.

With an abundance of caution during the pandemic, the services were private at the family request.

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