Phedon Kontulis

Obituary of Phedon Charles Kontulis

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Phedon Charles Kontulis passed away peacefully in his home on April 27, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born on September 12, 1931 in New York City to the late Charles P. Kontulis and Helen Palaskis. He attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War for the United States Army.


After his military service, he met Marilyn Brooks at Hofstra University and they married on December 21, 1957. The next ten years Phedon worked for Phelps Dodge giving the young couple the opportunity to live in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Memphis, and Cleveland. Ultimately, they relocated back to Long Island where Phedon embarked on a thirty-five year career in finance on Wall Street.


His leisure time was spent playing golf and tennis at The Creek Club in Locust Valley, as well as spending time with his spirited friends at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. Although he enjoyed many travels to Europe with Marilyn and friends, his most cherished time was spent enjoying nature taking long walks by the water often with the family dog, collecting treasures along the way. Throughout the years, he would present his children and grandchildren with jars filled with glistening sea glass. In the evenings he and Marilyn spent their most cherished time lighting a fire, listening to music, cooking, and settling in to watch a sporting event on television.


His final years were spent with his beloved Marilyn in Darien, CT where they could be near their three adult children, eight grandchildren and attend various sporting events, recitals, milestone birthdays, and graduations. The family will greatly miss his candor, humor, and electric presence.


Phedon is survived by his wife Marilyn of 67 years, his three children: Diane (Bob) Weeks, Charles (Elizabeth) Kontulis, and Cynthia (Daniel) Gacetta and his eight grandchildren: Christian Weeks, Caroline Weeks, Eliza (Max) Getz, Jeffery Kontulis, Clay Kontulis, James Kontulis, Gareth Gacetta and Eloise Gacetta as well as two great grandchildren: George Getz, and Charlotte Getz. He is also survived by his younger sister. Irene (Michael) Wiedman, MD, and several nieces and nephews.


A private family service will be held at a later date.

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