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MICHAEL MICHELAS Michael T. Michelas passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Michael was a long-time resident of Las Vegas and a first generation Greek. He was born to Theodore and Eve Michelas, who were both born on the island of Crete, Greece. He was born in Rock Springs, Wyo., in 1928. Michael came from a very close and loving family. The Michelas family moved to Las Vegas in 1940. Michael graduated from a prominent acting school in New York City and starred in several plays. Michael served in the Korean War sending Morse Code. He was also a graduate of UCLA, majoring in accounting. Michael returned to Las Vegas and was a stockbroker for 30 years. Michael was actively involved in the family apartment and water company business. Michael was very generous and he loved to read. He was passionate about travel and loved taking family members on trips around the world. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother-in-law Keith. He loved playing second grandfather to his great nephews, Spencer and Sean. The Michelas family was one of the first founding families of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church. Michael was a brilliant, generous, kind, and loving person. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Eve Michelas; and sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Keith Campbell. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Robison (Robert); nieces, Diane Robison, Michelle Clark (Jerry) and Stacey Riggs; nephew, Ted Campbell (Cheryl), grand-nephews, Spencer (Laura) and Sean Campbell. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road. Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church.


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