James G. Vanvakas, Haines City, FL and formerly of Hudson, NY passed away on June 29, 2021 at Advent Health Hospital with his wife at his bedside. Born in Manhattan, NY on Sept 25, 1939 he later moved to Germantown and then Hudson where he met his wife of 62 years, Marguerette Burger. He is survived by his daughter, Veda E. Porreca (Bob Kelly) of Naples, FL, son James Jason Vanvakas (Jessica), Haines City, FL., brothers Steven Miller (Renee), James Meglio (Sue), James Argent (Ari) and Steven Argent (Julie) & sister Maria Cristos. He is also survived by 7 Grandchildren, Anthony (Maggie), Lara (Victor), Kristen Porreca, Jason M., Jayah, Jordyn & James A. Vanvakas. 7 Great Grandchildren, Cristian & Gabriel Zamora, Josslyn, Jayden & Julianna Vanvakas, Cullen & Gianna Porreca and many more nieces and nephews. Preceded by his son, Jason Gregory Vanvakas and his mother Ellie Argent.
Celebration of his life will be at his Haines City, FL home on July 18th and graveside services in Hudson, NY to be announced. He will be buried in Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, NY beside his son Jason Gregory.