THE ANTONAKOS FAMILY

The Antonakos family, Melet, Kim, Olivia, Mills and Ana, was fatally injured while vacationing in Alaska on July 7, 2013. They were strong in their faith and love for one another and their community. Each family member gave unconditionally and used their talents to touch our lives. Click on the photos below to learn more about this amazing family.

  • Melet Antonakos
    Melet Antonakos
  • Kim Antonakos
    Kim Antonakos
  • Olivia Antonakos
    Olivia Antonakos
  • Mills Antonakos
    Mills Antonakos
  • Ana Antonakos
    Ana Antonakos

 

 

Remembering the Antonakos Family

 

 

 

 
Melet Antonakos

Melet was a proud husband and father. A true family man in every degree. Melet’s glass was always full.  He had such energy, drive and enthusiasm in every part of his life. He was a successful entrepreneur who also gave back to his community and church.  He had a big circle of friends for which he loved greatly. You never saw Melet without a smile on his face or a conversation to be had.  If you ever needed anything he would know how to do it. Melet truly was an amazing teacher to us all by his wisdom, demeanor and dedication to his faith, family and friends.

This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it – Psalm 118:24

Kim Antonakos

Kim was a loving wife and mother.  She was actively involved in the community and church and always found time for her family and friends. Kim never complained and always found the positive in every situation. She was a true blessing to all that knew her. She was the go-to person in a time of need; this was truly a talent for her. She always provided great insight for her friends and family through her sought after advice and direction in every situation. Kim demonstrated true compassion, dignity, grace and love. She gave her all in every aspect of her life.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5

Olivia Antonakos

Olivia had an amazing smile and contagious laugh.  Academics came easily for Olivia and, at the time of her passing, she was ranked at the top of her class. She was on the varsity basketball team at JL Mann and served on Student Council – just a few of her many activities. Olivia possessed such beauty, grace and was very well mannered. She had a true love for others and truly enjoyed volunteering in the community. Olivia would lift you up with her caring demeanor and true love for others. She always strived to be the very best at all that she did. Olivia had hopes of pursuing a career in medicine and there was no doubt that she could have achieved this goal.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid – John 14:27 – this was the verse posted on her Pinterest the Friday night prior…

Mills Antonakos

Mills had a charismatic personality and could always brighten up your day. He was always thinking of others and how he could make a difference in their lives. He was so gifted in many areas – academics, leadership, service, caring, loving, comedian, a true friend, etc. A few of Mills activities include serving as President on Student Council for his 8th grade, swimming on the Varsity Swim team for Gower, played school soccer – but his true sport passion was basketball. He had dreams of attending Duke to play and then move on to the NBA. With his determination, skills and academics, he just might have achieved his goal.

All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:22

Ana Antonakos

Ana possessed a fun demeanor and shared a big love for her family and friends. Ana’s true passion was baking and spending time with her loved ones. She excelled in academics, sports and leadership. There was nothing better than when Ana grabbed your hand and sang you a song. She had a tenacious spirit that touched the lives of all that knew her. In her short time, Ana accomplished so much. She received multiple awards at her 5th grade ceremony, was active in her neighborhood Bible Study, and contributed greatly to her soccer, basketball and swim teams. Being the youngest of the family, she became the voice of reason between her siblings.  Ana was never going to be out done by them and lived with a determined and dedicated spirit that made her such a strong young lady. We will forever remember Ana for her oversized hair bows, pearls, and her sweet beautiful smile that always warmed your heart.

God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at break of day – Psalm 46:5

Melet Antonakos

Melet was a proud husband and father. A true family man in every degree. Melet’s glass was always full.  He had such energy, drive and enthusiasm in every part of his life. He was a successful entrepreneur who also gave back to his community and church.  He had a big circle of friends for which he loved greatly. You never saw Melet without a smile on his face or a conversation to be had.  If you ever needed anything he would know how to do it. Melet truly was an amazing teacher to us all by his wisdom, demeanor and dedication to his faith, family and friends.

This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it – Psalm 118:24

Kim Antonakos

Kim was a loving wife and mother.  She was actively involved in the community and church and always found time for her family and friends. Kim never complained and always found the positive in every situation. She was a true blessing to all that knew her. She was the go-to person in a time of need; this was truly a talent for her. She always provided great insight for her friends and family through her sought after advice and direction in every situation. Kim demonstrated true compassion, dignity, grace and love. She gave her all in every aspect of her life.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5

Olivia Antonakos

Olivia had an amazing smile and contagious laugh.  Academics came easily for Olivia and, at the time of her passing, she was ranked at the top of her class. She was on the varsity basketball team at JL Mann and served on Student Council – just a few of her many activities. Olivia possessed such beauty, grace and was very well mannered. She had a true love for others and truly enjoyed volunteering in the community. Olivia would lift you up with her caring demeanor and true love for others. She always strived to be the very best at all that she did. Olivia had hopes of pursuing a career in medicine and there was no doubt that she could have achieved this goal.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid – John 14:27 – this was the verse posted on her Pinterest the Friday night prior…

Mills Antonakos

Mills had a charismatic personality and could always brighten up your day. He was always thinking of others and how he could make a difference in their lives. He was so gifted in many areas – academics, leadership, service, caring, loving, comedian, a true friend, etc. A few of Mills activities include serving as President on Student Council for his 8th grade, swimming on the Varsity Swim team for Gower, played school soccer – but his true sport passion was basketball. He had dreams of attending Duke to play and then move on to the NBA. With his determination, skills and academics, he just might have achieved his goal.

All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:22

Ana Antonakos

Ana possessed a fun demeanor and shared a big love for her family and friends. Ana’s true passion was baking and spending time with her loved ones. She excelled in academics, sports and leadership. There was nothing better than when Ana grabbed your hand and sang you a song. She had a tenacious spirit that touched the lives of all that knew her. In her short time, Ana accomplished so much. She received multiple awards at her 5th grade ceremony, was active in her neighborhood Bible Study, and contributed greatly to her soccer, basketball and swim teams. Being the youngest of the family, she became the voice of reason between her siblings.  Ana was never going to be out done by them and lived with a determined and dedicated spirit that made her such a strong young lady. We will forever remember Ana for her oversized hair bows, pearls, and her sweet beautiful smile that always warmed your heart.

God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at break of day – Psalm 46:5