Sava Spero Tshontikidis, 79, died February 3 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. Born in Washington, D.C. on August 13, 1933, Sava graduated from the Citadel in 1955 and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. He served as a Captain in the Air Force until he was honorably discharged in 1959. From 1964 until 2009, Sava owned and operated Laurel Dodge, Inc. On May 15, 2004 he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He also earned the distinction of Archon in the Greek Orthodox Church. Sava was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, the Association of Citadel Men and Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Annapolis. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Stella Tshontikidis; three sons, Spero (Caryn), Jerry (Jeanne) and Tom (Sandy) Tshontikidis; a sister, Despina Moschonas; and five grandchildren, Sava Anthony, Alaina, Emma, Yanni and Sava John. Friends are invited to Sava’s Life Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 8, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401. Interment St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the address above. An online guestbook is available at: Tags: 1955

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