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Efthemeos Efantis

June 27, 1955 — May 17, 2022

The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind, Efthemeos N. "The Greek" Efantis, 66, of Frederick, Maryland, passed unexpectedly from this life at his home with his beloved wife, Debbie, and support dog, Hemi, by his side on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Deborah (Debbie) Efantis.

Born on June 27, 1955, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Epamenondas Efthemeos Efantis and Helen (Halkas) Efantis.

Greek was the owner and operator of Creative Colours Auto Body & Custom Paint, in Frederick, for 30 years.

In addition to his wife, Debbie, he is survived by his son, Krystos Demetrios Efantis; daughter, Stephanie M. Henderson; grandchildren, Elana Sofia Efantis, Ethemeos Epamenondas Efantis II, Athena Anastasia Efantis, Myah Demetria Efantis, Demetrios Krystos Efantis, Jayde Nikole Efantis, Taylor Henderson, Gavin Henderson, Zachery Marshal and Dawson Usher; daughters-in-law, Stacy Marie Spicer and Ashley Nicole Sweeney; sister, Mary Efantis Gump and husband, Bob; brother, Michael John Efantis; brothers-in-law, Douglas Marshall and wife, Dianna, Bryan Marshall; mother-in-law, Cheryl L. Sonnabend; sister-in-law, Tamara Bowman.  He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces and their families. He will be missed greatly by his family, his drag racing family and lots of very close friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Epamenondas E. "Paul" Efantis, II, in October 2021; step-mother, Marsha Efantis, father-in-law, James H. "Bud" Sonnabend; brothers-in-law, Donald Stevie Marshall and Douglas Marshall; niece, Ames Marshall; sister-in-law, Carolyn Maltby and husband, Tim Maltby; grandmother, Vasaliki Efantis; and many other friends.

A celebration of Greek's life journey will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD. Pastor Sterling Mercer will officiate.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Friday, June 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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