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Dena Sakelaris 1927-2021


Last updated 3/4/2021 at 5:23pm

Dena Sakelaris passed away on Feb. 24, 2021, at the age of 93. Dena was born in Portland, Oregon, to Greek immigrant parents, George and Angeline Haralampus.

She and her brother Angelo had a wonderful childhood revolving around the family owned restaurant with many aunts and uncles close by.

Mom married the love of her life, Gus Sakelaris, on Sept. 2, 1948. They raised their three children, John, Georganne, and Joanne, in Portland, Palo Alto, and finally settled in Edmonds in 1960.

Mom had many talents and interests. She was a fabulous cook, an incredible seamstress, and a master gardene...

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