New Central High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 1913

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New Central High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 1913

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Constance Ginakes

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Jul. 14, 1939
Departed on Sep. 28, 2003 and resided in Daytona Beach, FL.

Funeral Services for Connie Ginakes, age 64, who passed away Sunday, September 28th, at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, will be Thursday, October 2nd, at 11:00am at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. George P. Savas officiating.

Connie was born to Thomas and Evelyn Pappas on July 14, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married Demos Ginakes on September 29, 1963, forty years ago. They lived in Fargo, North Dakota, and Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Winter Park and Daytona Beach, Florida.

Connie’s early career in both modeling and television led to her involvement as an instructor in modeling and finishing academies. She had a variety of interests and was active as a restaurateur and interior designer. Connie was also very active as a philanthropist. She was a founding board chairman of the Orlando Chapter of the Variety Club, the oldest and largest international children's charity (1928) in the world. She spearheaded and organized many fundraisers and events to raise money for handicapped, abused, and disadvantaged children. Her passion and dedication resulted in the establishment of the ECMO unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in Orlando, Florida. She also enjoyed her work as a Hospice volunteer. Connie was a loving wife and mother. She and her family were especially close and she will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband Demos of Daytona Beach, FL; her son Christopher of South Daytona, FL; her two daughters Nicole and son-in-law Brad May of Ellicott City, MD; Marissa and son-in-law Jocke Jonner of Ellicott City, MD; her three grandchildren, Alexander and Alia May and Sebastian Jonner; her mother Evelyn Pappas of Port Orange, FL; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Nick Ginakes of Minneapolis, MN; her brother Nick Pappas and sister-in-law Lori of New Smyrna Beach, FL; her brother-in-law John Ginakes and family of Jacksonville, FL; and her sister-in-law Diane Dovolis and family of Minneapolis, MN.

Memorial Donations may be made in Connie’s honor to the Variety Club of Orlando, 3905 El Rey Rd., Orlando, FL 32808 or The National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 Thirteenth St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612-2003.

Condolences to the family may be sent via the family guest book at Arrangements are under the careful direction of Ormond Funeral Home.