Obituary for Gus Emanuel Hnarakis

Gus Emanuel Hnarakis, 91, of Pulaski, Va., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. He was born in Hopewell, Va. on Jan. 14, 1928, to Emanuel Hnarakis and Bessie Hnarakis, as the 4th of 7 children.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Breedlove Hnarakis, son Dennis Hnarakis of Fairfax County, Va., daughter-in-law Joette Hnarakis of California, 2 grandsons, Ryan Hnarakis, and Philip Hnarakis, both of California, and sister Mary Saunders of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his son, Alex Hnarakis of California, 3 sisters, Katherine Perelas of Fairfax County, Freda Armstrong of Hopewell, Va., and Helen Kweller of Maryland, as well as 2 brothers, George Hnarakis of Maryland, and Harry Hnarakis of Maryland.

He served in the Navy after high school, graduated as an engineer from Va. Tech., and worked at the Radford Arsenal for 17 years, then another 18 years in Washington, D.C., before retiring as a structural engineer for the federal government.

There will be a visitation at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va. on Tues., Nov. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held Wed., Nov. 27, 10 a.m., at Highland Memory Gardens of Dublin, Va.

For those who wish to send flowers, donations may be made in lieu of this, to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Hnarakis family would like to thank all who’ve offered, or been involved, in this difficult journey through his various illnesses.