Theodore Orphanos peacefully passed away in the early hours of Thursday, January 2, 2020. Ted, as he was known, was 77 years of age. Although suffering several physical ailments, Ted died of a broken heart, never really recovered from the loss of his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy “Terry” Orphanos. The couple met in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, where they were born and raised. Settling in The Villages for the past 17 years. Ted loved The Villages lifestyle, playing golf and softball. Appreciating the amenities The Villages has to offer. Ted was a proud father and extra proud grandfather or Papou, as he is so belovedly called. Ted is survived by his son John Orphanos, his wife Courtney, and his daughter Dana Lynn Gallo and her husband Jeff. Ted’s adoring grandchildren are Nicholas, Olivia and Theo, all of which will miss their Papou.
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A viewing will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, 134 N. Hwy 27/441, Lady Lakes, FL 23159 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with services following at 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brandley Hospice House, 17395 SE 109th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL 34491.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL. Online condolences may be left at www.BeyersFuneralHome.com