George Evangelos Damalas of Greenport and New York City died at his home in New York City on Nov. 26, 2018. He was 78 years old.

He was born in Kalamoti Chios, Greece June 10, 1940 to Evangelos George and Sevasti (Triantafillos) Damalas. At the age of 18, he began his life in the United States and his restaurant career as owner of Blair coffee shop and Angelo’s Deli. He later launched St. George’s Painting.

In his free time, he enjoyed his boats The Spitfire, The Georgianna and The Lizaki and became obsessed with fishing. His family said he was proud of catching a blue marlin off the coast of Kauai, a mahi-mahi in Puerto Rico and a wahoo most recently in Cabo San Lucas. He was also a huge World Wide Wrestling fan. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic, love of family and friends and his generosity said his family.

He is survived by his wife Lisette Coly, his children Angelo, George and Anastasia and his granddaughter Nicoletta.

The family received friends in New York City on November 28 at the Redden Funeral Home. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated Nov. 29 at St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Al Demos officiating. Interment took place at Cutchogue Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to North Fork Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 297, Southold, New York 11971 or Visiting Nurse Service of New York, 107 East 70th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10021.