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Andrew Rabekas [Andrew Robekas] - 1920 Census  31 E High St. Oxford, Ohio Age: 25 years  Estimated birth year: abt 1895 Birthplace: Greece: Lodger Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece: Single Year of Immigration: 1910 Naturalization Papers Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Confectionary

Mike Randis [Mike Rendin] - 1920 Census 306 Vail Middletown , Ohio Age: 38 years  Birth Year: abt 1882Birthplace: Greece Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law Father's Birth Place: Greece Mother's Birth Place: Greece Single Year of Immigration: 1913Able to read: Write: Yes Laborer Rolling Mill
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Regas,  Paul George,  wife  Bessie  

James George Rigas - Ohio Deaths, Death Date:20 Nov 1940 City of Death: Middletown County of Death: Butler

Rigas, James George  Death Certificate Middletown Ohio History Genealogy Site 1378 Central Ave Middletown Ohio Date of Birth Oct 26, 1887  place Filitra Greec, Fatherís name George  Rigas, Motherís unable to learn, wife Virginia, Confectioner Death 20 Nov 1940

Rigas George Death Certificate Middletown Ohio History Genealogy Site  1300 Baltimore, Middletown Ohio Birth date July 20, 1909 Greece, Father Gust Rigas, Mother Maiden Georgia Maras single  clerk restaurant Date of Death 12/17/37.

Regas Paul (Bessie E) MCD 1937-38 (Regas & Beneta) h 316 Vandeveer

REGAS Bessie Middletown Citizenship Records   2115 Linden Ave. Middletown , Ohio

Paul George Regas  - WW11 DRC Residence 1019 Central Av. Birth Date: 30 Jun 1892 (The index says  Residence: Boudle, Ohio but it is Middletown Ohio) Telephone 20222 Birth: Neohorion, Greece ce: wife  Paul G. Regas Delicia Restaurant: 1019 Central Ave WWII_1148978

Paul REGAS obituary  Death Certificate  March 23, 1948 Birth Place Leonidian Greece spouse: Bessie Huly
father: George Regas mother: Katherine vcm         

 
 
     
    Huly, Stavrula  (widow) Death Certificate Middletown Ohio History Genealogy Site  
           
Birthdate 16  Sept.1872    Birthplace Turkey,  Husband Steve Huley  Father Steve Sarris, Turkey Unable to read
            Motherís maiden name Turkey  
Note:Stavrula Huly, mother of Helen Beneta and Bessie Regas lived at their residence
             2115 Linden Ave. Middletown Ohio.Death:1 Jan     1944
 (Jan 1 1943 also noted on Death Certificate)

Bessie Regas - Passenger List Arrival Date: 9 Oct 1950 Birth Year: abt 1907 Age: 43 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Piraeus, Greece Ship Name: Nea Hellas Arrival: New York, New York Nativity: Greece Birth Location: Greece Residence 1019 Central Av.

Bessie Regas - US Public Record Birth Date: Jan 1907 Street address: 3106 Central Ave City: Middletown County: Butler State: Ohio Zip Code: 45044

Bessie Regas - SSDI  Last Residence: 45044  Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States of America Born: 14 Jan 1907 Died: 5 Aug 1999 State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1951-1952)

Bessie Regas - Ohio Deaths [Bessie Houle] Birth Date: 14 Jan 1907 Birth Country: Remainder of World   Gender: Female: Middletown: Butler Ohio   Death Date: 5 Aug 1999 Death Time: 6:30 AM Hospital Middletown Certificate: 063285 Age at Death: 92 Registrar's Certificate Number: 00452 Certifier: Physician Referred to Coroner: No Autopsy: Burial Filing Date: 5 Aug 1999 Hospital Status: Other/Residence Injury in Ohio: Yes Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place  
From obit
Bessie Regas, 92 of 3106 Central Ave. died Thursday, Aug. 5 1999 at her residence. Born on Island of Tenedos Greece Jan. 14 1907 daughter of Efstratios and Stravrouvla Houle. She was co-owner of Delicia Reastaurant. Benefactor of the opening of the door when the Greek Orthodox Church was built 1958. Survived by nephew Nick Hatjistilianos with whom she made her home. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul in1948 and sister Helen Beneta in 1991

Paul Regas & Nick Beneta - RI Delicia Confectionary & Restaurants 1019 Central Ave. 1937-1951
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George Reitsis * New York Passenger List  Arrival Date: 14 Dec 1920 birth year: abt 1871 Age: 49 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Patras, Greece Ethnicity/Race≠/Nationality: Greek Ship Name: Calabria Port of Arrival: New York , New York  NATIVITY: Bulgaria Line: 14 Birth Location: Bulgaria Birth Location Other: stenimahos  wife Smaraida Xirohorion Greece.Destination Oh Middletaum

*Note listed with  Kalivas, George New York Passenger List  Arrival Date: 14 Dec 1920 birth year: abt 1905  age 15 see section K

George Reitsas -1930 Census 128 Park St. Middletown, Butler, Ohio Age: 47Birth Year: abt 1883  Birthplace: Bulgaria  Head of House Spouse's Name: Zmaro parents birthplace Bulgaria Year of Immigration 1919 Naturalization Papers Painter General Not vet.
Household Members: Name Age
            Zmaro Mardas  Reitsas
36  Year of Immigration 1922 alien (this is Gus Mardas' sisterND)
           
Milton Reitsas 14  son born Greece parents Bulgaria Year of Immigration 1922 Alien

            Zmaro Rietsis Naturalization Petitions  March 19 1948 Birth Date: 8 Aug 1892 State: Michigan Locality, Court: Detroit,
              District Court Title: Index Cards to Naturalization Petitions for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
              Michigan, Southern Division, Detroit, 1907-1995

Zmaro Rietsis - In 1950 New York Passenger Lists,  Zmaro Rietsis lived in Detriot Michigan Arrival Date: 28 Aug 1950 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894 Age: 56 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Piraeus, Greece Ship Name: Nea Hellas Port of Arrival: New York, New York Nativity: Bulgaria

George Rietsis Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1952 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893 Age: 69 Male Port of Departure: Piraeus, Grc Ship Name: Nea Hellas Port of Arrival: New York, New York  Nativity: Bulgaria Line: Birth Location: Bulgaria Address 6127 16th St Detroit Mich.

George second wife? name: Aspasia M Rietsis Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1952 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893 Age: 59 : Female Port of Departure: Piraeus, Grc Ship Name: Nea Hellas Port of Arrival: New York, New York  Nativity: Bulgaria Line:  Birth Location: Bulgaria Address 6127 16th St Detroit Mich.

 Son Milton George Rietsis - WWII U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Muster Rolls, 1939-1949 Military Name: Milton G Rietsis Birth: abt.1922 Military: from Mar 1943 to Dec 1945

            Asemena M Rietsis - California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Name: Asemena M Rietsis Birth Date: 27 Nov 1952 Gender:
            Female Mother's Maiden Name: Tsolka Birth County: San Bernardino

            Milton George Rietsis - California Death Index, 1940-1997 Birth Date: 21 May 1915 Birthplace: Other Country Death
            Date: 8 May 1982 Death Place: San Bernardino Mother's Maiden Name: Mardas
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Revelos / aka Renelos

Revelos Brothers Zaharis  / Bill  1877 or  1878,  Nick 1888,  Charley 1884,  James 1885, John1890

The  Revelos Brothers immigrated to America from Vrontama, a small village in Sparta, Greece family of six brothers and three sisters. Mike Revelos note

Cousin Theodore 1885 Jim Cotsonesa brother-in-law RI Revelos Bros. (James, John, Nick, Charles)

1. Elite Confectionary (Downtown) 217 E 3rd Ave. (o) 1910-1915
2. Elite Confectionary (Downtown) 222 E 3rd Ave.(o) 1126 Central Ave. 1916-1931
3. Delicia Confectionary (Downtown) 1019 Central Ave 1928-1936

The Revelos Bros owned the Elite Confectionary (downtown) on 1126 Central Ave./222 E. 3rd Ave (o) from 1916-1931, there was a three year period when they owned both places.¬  Mike Revelos said that the Revelos Bros remodeled the Delicia with booths, etc. after they purchased it.  It also crossed by mind that the brothers might have decided to sell the Delicia after two had died; I would have to check on the dates of Charles and Nick Revelos' deaths.  George N also said that a cousin managed the Delicia for the Revelos bros. before they sold to Benita & Regas.
I do not think that renting or leasing was ever a problem.  The lady (Mrs Ronimus) who owned the Delicia building also owned the building we lived in.  She operated on good faith and a hands shake.ND

4. Elite Confectionary (Downtown) 1236 Central Ave 1936-1937
5. Elite Confectionary (East End) 706 E 3rd Ave.
(o) 1804 Centra1 1914-1944
6. Revelos Bros. (James & John) East End Candy Shop 1711 Central Ave. 1947-1951
7. Revelos, Sophia (Charles Revelos) and Frosine (Nick Revelos) Elite Confectionary (East End) 1804 Central Ave. 1945-1951
8. Revelos, Wm (Zefer) confectionary 320 Crawford St 1926-1934

 My dad and uncles helped a lot of Greeks that immigrated to Middletown. They gave them jobs in the confectionery and put them up in the two buildings at 1802 and 1806 Central. Some stayed and others left Middletown.  The store at 1804, my store, never had living quarters until Mike fixed it up when he got married in the 1960's.  The second floor was used as a candy factory, the basement as the ice cream factory and the main floor the confectionery.
 702 East Third 1920 Census. All the brothers and those that worked at the store lived upstairs at Uncle John's apartment before they were married. GNR

Charley Revelos - 1910 Census 217 East Third Middletown abt 1883 Vrontama Sparta, Greece Year of Immigration: 1908 alien  Brother salesman Confectionary

Charles George Revelos - WW1 Greece hard to read 21 May 1879 confectionary Revelos Bros 703 E 3rd nearest relative Zaharis in  Sparta Greece.

Charles Revelos - Census 1920 702 East Third Age: 39 years  birth year: abt 1881 Birthplace: Greece: Brother Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece Single Year of Immigration: 1907 Alien Able to read: Write: Yes Clerk Confectionary

Charles Revelos listed as a charter  member of the  Middletown Ahepa Chapter No. 209 founded December 16, 1928  in the 1970 Sts. Constantine and Helen Church Consecration Book 

Charles Revelos - 1930 Census 111 Belmont St. Age:46 birth year: abt 1884 Birthplace: Greece Head Spouse's Sophie Year of Immigration 1907 Naturalization Owner Restaurant Military Service: no
Sophie Revelos 1930 Census 111 Belmont St Age 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1898: Wife Spouse's name: Charles Year of Immigration 1914 alien
Ezella Revelos daughter birth year: abt 1926 age 4 Ohio
Mary Revelos daughter birth year: abt 1928 age 2 1/12 Ohio
George Revelos son birth year: abt 1930 age 2/12 Ohio  

Revelos, Charles Death Certificate Middletown Ohio History Genealogy Birth Date 1882 Sparta Greece , Father George Revelos,   Greece Mother Saharo Greece    wife Frances Revelos 111 Belmont  Middletown Ohio Candy Maker Death 12 February  1935

Charles Revelos   Obituary  Hamilton Daily News 14 February 1935
    Charles Revelos 52 member well known Firm of James Revelos and Brothers confectioners and manufactures of confections died as a result of pneumonia. Removed from his home 112 Bellemont street in Middletown hospital Sunday his condition of the popular business man had been grave and little hope was held for his recovery in the last few days. Mr. Revelos illness began with a cold which caused him little concern at first but rapidly developed into pneumonia which took his life.   Surviving Mr. Revelos are the widow Sophia Revelos, four children, Zella, Mary, Bessie and George; five brothers, James, Nick and John, his business partners Zahris of Middletown and Mike of Greece.  Burial Woodside.

            Sophia Revelos - SSDI Birth: 18 Apr 1898 Death: Jun 1977

Sophia Revelos - Ohio Deaths Birth: 1898 Death: 12 Jun 1977 - Hamilton, Butler Death: Mercy Hospital North Marital Status: Widowed

Bea Revelos Birth Date: 1933 Birth State: Ohio Birth Country: United States 
Gender: Female Residence City: Euclid Residence County: Cuyahoga  Ohio  
Death Date: 11 May 1986 City of Death: Cleveland  Cuyahoga Certificate: 034161 
Age at Death: 53  Certifier: Physician Never Married Industry of Decedent: Elementary and secondary schools
Occupation of Decedent: Teachers, elementary school
 

James Revelos 1910 Census 217 East Third Middletown abt 1886 Vrontama Sparta, Greece Father Mother Greece Year of Immigration: 1902 single Candy Maker Own Store
Household two brothers Charley, Nicholas
             James Revelos -
Elite Confectionary 217 East Third St. 1910,1912 MCD
             James G Revelos - WW1?? Sparta Greece 26 Oct 1884 manager Chief confectioner 106 Third St.

 James Revelos - 1920 Census 702  East Third Age: 35 years birth year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Greece Head of House: Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece Own single Year of Immigration: 1902 Alien Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Proprietor Confectionary

 James Revelos - listed as a charter  member of the  Middletown Ahepa Chapter No. 209 founded December 16, 1928  in the 1970 Sts. Constantine and Helen Church Consecration Book 

 James Revelos - (note spelling) 1930 Census 114 Harrison Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Greece Head of House Year of immigration 1903 Naturalization Confectioner own Candy Store
             Andelia Revelos
wife age 30 Birth year abt 1900 Greece Year of immigration 1916 Naturalization
             George Revelos
son 7 birth year: abt 1923 Ohio
            
Dorothy Revelos daughter 4 4/12 birth year: abt 1925  

              Revelos, Angela Death Certificate Middletown Ohio History Genealogy  Birth Date 29 April Sparta Greece             Father Constantine Belitsos   Greece   Mother Mary Anton Greece Husband James Revelos,  address 114 Harrison St. Middletown Ohio   Death 4 Sept. 1946

 James G Revelos - WW2 Sparta Greece 26 Oct 1885 employed 1804 Central Res. 114 Harrison Ave. Angela Revelos

 James G Revelos - Ohio Deaths, Birth Date: Est. 1883 Residence City: Middletown Ohio Death Date: 6 Dec 1966 Hospital of Death: Middletown Hospital City Middletown (Pt) Certificate: 89906 Age at Death: 83
Certifier: Physician Autopsy: Yes, used for certification Marital Status: Widowed

George J Revelos - WW2 Birth Year:1922, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Ohio State: Ohio County or City: Butler Enlistment Date:8 Feb 1943 State: Ohio City: Cincinnati Grade: Private Education:1 year of college Civil Occupation:

James Revelos - SSDI Birth Date: 26 Oct 1885 Death Date: Dec 1966

James G Revelos - Ohio Deaths Birth: 1883Death: 6 Dec 1966 : Middletown Hospital

Son- Charles Revelos  OBITUARY  

John Revelos - WW1 Sparta Greece 21 Mar 1888 employed by James Revelos 726 Third

                        John Revelos - 1920 Census 702 East Third Age: 31 years  birth year: abt 1889 Birthplace: Greece Brother
                         Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece Single Year of Immigration: 1912 Alien Able to read: Write: Yes Clerk
                         Confectionary

 John Revelos listed as a charter  member of the  Middletown Ahepa Chapter No. 209 founded December 16, 1928  in the 1970 Sts. Constantine and Helen Church Consecration Book 

John Revelos - 1930 Census Home 1802 Central Av Age: 38 Estimated birth year: abt.1892 Birthplace: Greece Relation to Head of House: Lodger Year Immigration 1912 Naturalization Ice Cream Maker Confectionery

John Revelos - WW2 Sparta Greece 15 Mar 1890 1804 Central res.1802 Central wife Effie

John G Revelos - Ohio Deaths Birth: 1890Death: 25 Dec 1969  Middletown Hospital

Effie Revelos - SSDI Birth: 18 Jan 1908 Death: 19 May 1997 - Middletown, Butler, Ohio,  

Dolores Revelos - OBITUARY - Mar 14, 2013 Middletown Journal; Middletown, Ohio

Nicholas Revelos - 1910 Census 217 East Third Middletown Ward 1, Butler, OH abt.1888 Vrontama Sparta, year of Immigration: 1906 Brother salesman Confectionary

Nicholas G Revelos - WW1 Sparta Greece 22 Jan 1881 Confectioner 702 E Third Elite Confectonary Revelos Brothers  nearest Relative Zahakaris ?damas Sparta Greece

Nicholas Revelos - 1920 Census 702 East Third Age: 37 years  Estimated birth year: abt.1883 Birthplace: Greece: Brother Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece: Single Year of Immigration: 1906 Alien Able to read: Write: Yes Clerk Confectionary

Nick Revelos - New York Passenger List Arrival Date: 8 Jul 1929 Estimated birth year: abt. 1888 Age: 41 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Patras, Greece Ship Name: Vulcania Search Ship Database Port of Arrival: New York, New York American Citizen Passport 620426 Washington 26th July 1928

Efrosini Revelos - New York Passenger List Arrival Date: 8 Jul 1929 Estimated birth year: abt.1908 Age: 21 Town and last permant address Ioannis Greece Gender: Female Port of Departure: Patras, Greece Ethnicity/Race-/Nationality: Greek Ship Name: Vulcania Search Ship Port of Arrival: New York, New York Non Quota 2150

George N note: My maternal grandfathers name was Michalis (Michael) Aridas Efrosini Aridas Revelos

Nick Revelos - 1930 Census 205 Harrison Age: 42 Estimated birth year: abt 1888 Birthplace: Greece Head of House  Spouse's name: Francis Year of immigration 1906 Naturalization Owner restaurant.
Francis (aka Efrosini) Revelos age 22 birth year: abt 1908 Greece Year of immigration1929 alien
George Revelos (aka George N) age 4/12 birth year: abt 1929 Ohio. OBITUARY  4 February 2012 Middletown        Journal.

Revelos, Nicholas Death Certificate Middletown Ohio History Genealogy Birth Date unknown  Sparta Greece Father George Revelos Greece, Mother Zahara  Kostanta Greece  205 Harrison Middletown Ohio Confectioner Death 29 March 1941

(daughter) Lula Revelos Poulios  OBITUARY  6 Oct 2010 Loveland, Ohio

Nicholas Revelos - Ohio Deaths: 29 Mar 1941 - Middletown, Butler

Constantine Nicholas Revelos November 17, 2007 Tuesday   Cincinnati Enquire, Cincinnati, Ohio  
   
Mr. Revelos was a member of the Michigan and Ohio bars, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America.     Survivors include his mother, Frosine Revelos of Middletown; three brothers, George N., Mike and Chris Revelos, all of Middletown; and a sister, Lula Poulias of Loveland.
Services have been held. Interment was at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown.
    Memorial gifts are suggested to Sts.
Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2500 Grand Ave. Middletown, OH 45044.

Revelos was dean at Chase College OBITUARY Aided in early stages of merger with NKU  Constantine Nicholas Revelos  MIDDLETOWN -, seventh dean of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, died Nov. 3 of lymphoma at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was 69.
    Appointed in April 1968, Mr. Revelos was one of the youngest persons in the country to become dean of a law school, according to an Enquirer story that ran at the time. He was 30 and had been serving as interim dean since December 1967. He replaced the retiring Ray Hutchens, who had been dean since 1952.
    During his tenure, Mr. Revelos explored the possibility of a merger of Chase, which was an independent law school at the time, and a university.
    "Dean Revelos was a young and energetic administrator who saw the opportunities for the Chase Law School to grow and affiliate with a university," recalled William P. Schroeder, who ranked first in the Chase College of Law Class of 1968. "He had high standards but great compassion for the students and was a tireless worker."
    Chase merged with Northern Kentucky State College, which had been a satellite campus of the University of Kentucky, in 1971. The college became Northern Kentucky University in 1976 and Chase College of Law moved to its current location in Nunn Hall on NKU's Highland Heights campus in 1982.
    "Revelos was there in the very early stages of that," Schroeder said.
    Mr. Revelos was born in Middletown on March 1, 1938, to Nicholas Revelos and Frosine Aridas Revelos, founders of the Elite Candy & Ice Cream Shop in Middletown. Nicholas Revelos died in the 1940s and Frosine Revelos and her sons and daughter operated it until the 1960s, according to Mr. Revelos' nephew Alcibiades Poulias.
    A member of the Middletown High School Class of 1956, Mr. Revelos attended Bowdoin College on scholarship, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1961. He received his law degree from the Duke University School of Law, where he made dean's list in 1965, and a master of laws degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1971.
    He was appointed assistant professor of law at Chase in July 1965 after graduating from law school in June. He replaced Maxwell Dieffenbach as a teacher of equity and corporation law.
    Mr. Revelos was a professor of law at the Detroit Law College at Michigan State University, where he taught commercial, business and Internet law from 1971 until he retired last year. He was director of the college's 1997 summer law program in Romania and of its King of Scholars program.
    He also served as an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange and a guest lecturer for the American Bar Association in Romania, Canada and Lithuania.

Theodore Athanasios Revelos - (first cousin) WW1 Sparta Greece 15 Oct 1884 Confectioner Revelos Bros 706 E Third nearest rel. Athanasios Revelos Sparta Greece

              Theadore Revelos - 1920 Census 706 East Third St. Age:35 years birth year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Greece  Roomer
              Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece Single Year of Immigration 1912 Alien Clerk Confectionary 
 
             Household Members: Name  Age
                         George Manos 23
                         Theadore Revelos 35
                         Gus Mardas 28
                         Theophiles Bizelis 29

 Theodore Revelos was dad's first cousin who worked at the store.  He lived on Harrison Street in the house he sold to George Turlukis, who ran the Family and State Theaters. Theodore and his family returned to Greece at the same time that dad was returning with my Mother, pregnant with me in March of 1929.  I did meet his wife and one daughter on my first trip to Greece. He was not the only relative to come here and work at the store Dad's brother-in-law Jim Cotsonis also came over to work. He returned to Greece much later. He wore horn rimmed glasses and used a cane.GNR

Although Ted Sarris worked at the store when he was young, I don't think his father did. In addition to my Uncle Bill, Jim Cotsonis   brother-in-law, cousin Theodore Revelos, Steve Comminos and Tom Chirikos who baptized Bea Revelos. He taught me the ropes when I split up with the other Georges. I'm sure there were other Greeks that worked there. GNR

Theodore Revelos - listed as a charter  member of the  Middletown Ahepa Chapter No. 209 founded December 16, 1928  in the 1970 Sts. Constantine and Helen Church Consecration Book 

Wm Rellos AKA Zaferis REVELOS  - 1912 MCD clk Politz Bros rms 221Ĺ  S. Broad.

Bill Revelos - 1920 Census 702 East Third 41 Clerk Confectionary

William Revelos - 1930 Census 314 Crawford St. Age: 52 birth year: abt.1878 Birthplace: Greece: Roomer (along with James Cotsonis)  Year of Immigration 1915 Alien Proprietor confectionery

REVELOS Zaferes G. Middletown Citizenship Records    1808 Central Ave. Middletown , Ohio

Zaferis Revelos Ė WW2 Birth: Greece Birth Date: 20 Mar 1877 Employer James Revelos Elite Confectioner residence and employment address were same 1804 Central.

 Zaferis was pretty much on his own. He owned the commercial building across the street from George Kavourasí house (George's house was 319 so Zaferis place might be 320 or 322 Crawford).  He ran a candy and ice cream store from there.  Later, of course, the Elite composed of George Jim Revelos, Charley (Peanuts) Revelos, and George Charles Revelos operated from that same building. Zaferisí family did not immigrate to US ND. 

Zaferis Revelos was my uncle Bill.  He was never a partner in the confectionery but worked there.  He also opened a store on Crawford and Logan Streets and sold booze during prohibition by hiding it in the ice cream freezer.  That store later became our Crawford Street store.  When I was little, he always would call us over to give us a big hug.  Of course he always had a stubble and would rub our faces in it.  We would cry and yell no! no! Uncle Bill.  He was the oldest of the brothers and when Uncle Jim and Uncle John opened the East End Candy Co, after Mom and Thea Sophia bought out Elite's, he worked for them.  He had left his wife Ligueri, son Panagioti and daughter Zaharoula in Greece to fend for themselves.  They lived in the patriko house.  I stayed there my first trip to Greece.  Uncles Jim and John sent him back to Greece with a one way ticket with my mother when she made her first trip back to see my grandparents in 1950.  He begged her to bring him back with her.  He didn't recognize that old woman, his wife.  He died six months later.GNR
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 Rigas Brothers --  August (Gust), James and their families

 1.Gust Rigas -  WWI  July 20 .1883  Oglesby Paper Co  wife: Georgia (Gr)

August Rigas  1920 Census. Age: 36 years  birth year: abt 1884 Birthplace: Greece  Boarder 
Father's Motherís  Birth Place: Greece  Married Year of Immigration: Un Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 9  - 133 Third St  clerk at grocery store.

Gust Rigas - listed as a charter  member of the  Middletown Ahepa Chapter No. 209 founded December 16, 1928  in the 1970 Sts. Constantine and Helen Church Consecration Book 

Gust Rigas - 1930 Census 1376 Central Av. Middletown, Butler, Ohio Age: 42 Estimated birth year: abt.1888 Birthplace: Greece Head of House: Spouse's name: Georgia Year of Immigration 1915 Age at first marriage 19  Parents' birthplace: Greece Merchant  Confectionary
Household Members: Year of Immigration
            Georgia Rigas
wife 50 Greece 1920 Na age at marriage 27
           
George Rigas 20 son Greece 1920 Na
           
Spero Rigas 18 son Greece 1920 Na (? AKA Jack)
           
Crist Rigas 16 son Greece 1920 Na
           
Mary Rigas 15 daughter Greece 1920 Na

Rigas Gus ( Georgia ) MCD 1937-38 Billiards 1302  Garfield,  confectionary 1300 confectionary h 1304 Garfield family: 
            Rigas, Christ mechanical engineer r 1304 Garfield  
            Rigas, Geo
 r 1304 Garfield  
           
Rigas, Jack (Mable) salesman r 1304 Garfield  
           
Rigas, Mary beauty operator r 1304 Garfield

 RIGAS Georgia Middletown Citizenship Records     1300 Garfield St. Middletown , Ohio

Gust Rigas - U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Birth Date: 20 Jul 1884 (date on original card) Birth: Filiatra, Greece Race: White Roll: WWII_1148981 address 1101 Baltimore Wife Georgia same address. Employers Name and address Self Restaurant Garfield York. Middletown

George Rigas - (Son) SSDI  Last Residence: 45042  Middletown, Butler, Ohio,  Born: 13 Feb 1920 Last Benefit: 45042  Middletown, Butler, Ohio,  Died:Apr 1983 State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951

George T Rigas - Ohio Deaths. Birth Date: Est. 1920 Birth Country: Remainder of World   Gender: Male Race: White   Residence City: Middletown  Butler,  Ohio Death Date: 21 Apr 1983 Hospital of Death: Middletown Hospital  Middletown (Pt)  Butler Certificate: 022785 Age at Death: 63

2 James Rigas WWI Greece Birth Date:10 Jul 1880 421 E Third Self employed Grocer Rel Virginia Rigas wife: same address This is on or very near the Sweetland  ND

James Rigas - 1920 Census 421 E Third Middletown, Ohio Age: 38 years Estimated birth year: abt 1882 Birthplace: Greece  Head of House: Spouse's name: Virginia Father's Mother's Birth Place: Greece Married: Rent  Year of Immigration: Un Un Able to read: to Write: Yes Grocer Owns Store Virginia Rigas from Kentucky

James Rigas - 1930 Census 1378 Central Av. Middletown, Butler, Ohio Age: 41 Age marriage 29 Estimated birth year: abt 1889 Birthplace Greece Head of House: Spouse's name: Virginia Immigration 1904 Na. Retail Merchant Confectionary
Household Members:Virginia Rigas 35 Kentucky sales lady

James George Rigas - Ohio Deaths, Death Date:20 Nov 1940 City of Death: Middletown County of Death: Butler

. Virginia Rigas (Mrs. James Rigas)RI  1364 Central Av 1942

Business information
 Gust RI restaurant 1820 Central Ave. 1927-1928 I presume that he left the grocery store until 1929 when James Regas returned to open Sweetland confectionaryND

James MCD restaurant 710 E.3rd Ave. (o) 1820 Central Ave 1923-1926
 MCD? Fish Market  1320 Central Ave 1924-1925
 MCD  Fish Market  1506 Central Ave 1926-1927
Together  ?1926 or 1929-41  Sweetland confectionary at 1364 Central Ave
Rigas Jas ( Virginia )  MCD 1937-38  confectionary 1364 Central av h 1378 Central
1942 Directory lists Virginia Rigas owner; James presumed dead
1944 Directory  Chris Pappas is the new owner

Jack Rigas - (Gusís son  Spyros) confectionary & restaurant 1300 Garfield St 1942-1947
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Louis Rigas - WW1 Greece Birth Date: Jan 1884 Address 519 Restaurant and Pool Room Hunky Town Garfield St. Nearest Relative Loukas Rigas Address Gastritse Patras Greece ? Gets mail at 519 E Second St.

 Louis Rigas - RI restaurant & poolroom Garfield St. & Baltimore Ave.( WW1)

John M. Rigas - SSDI: Last Residence: 45042  Middletown, Butler, Ohio, Born: 25 Sep 1951 Died: 1 Jul 2002 State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1968 )

Marie Rigas - SSDI : Last Residence: 45036  Lebanon, Warren, Ohio, United States of America Born: 6 Mar 1919 Last Benefit: 45042  Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States of America Died: 17 Aug 2001 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

? in law Marie Rigas [Marie Banks] - Ohio Deaths, Birth Date: 5 Mar 1919 Birth State: Kentucky  United States  Female  Residence County: Warren  Ohio  Zip Code: 45036  Death Date: 17 Aug 2001 Death Time: 12:50 PM Hospital of Death: Middletown Hospital City of Death: Middletown County of Death: Butler Certificate: 060262 Age at Death: 82 ***

Wm Rigas - RI confectionary 427 Baltimore Ave 1939

There was George Rigas, nephew of Paul Rigas (Delicia) who married the waitress.  Is Marie Banks Rigas that waitress and is their son John Rigas who later became a cook at the Parrott on Main Street ?  George Rigas and his wife had a restaurant in Indiana for a while.ND 
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Gus Roppas [Gus Roppos] Ė SEE Gus  Pappas Section P   

Andrew Rubekas - WW1 Birth Deusia Greece Date May 1894 res. 32 High St. Oxford Ohio single self Confectionary Restaurant


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