Alexandros Drivaras

January 29, 1939 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 80)



January 29, 1939 – August 7, 2019

Surprise, Arizona


The servant of God, Aleko passed away peacefully with his wife at his side after a long battle with cancer. A good and kind man who loves Christ, Aleko always reflects Him in his relationships with the people God has sent into his life.


Aleko is the loving and devoted husband of Kathy Stevens Drivaras, and the most sincere and loving brother to the late Athena Chatzipantelis and Asimenia Yiamas of Athens, Greece. Uncle to Maria Chatzipantelis Ntoumas (Taikis, Glykeria, Vasilis) and Demitrios Chatzipantelis. (Alex and Stephania). Loving cousin of Renee Johannes Taylor (Brad, James and Christopher), Scia Johannes Friedman (Jim and Sophie), Dino, Chris, Leon, and Michael Vitakes, and Tom Johannes. Loving nephew of Marina Johannes. Loving and supportive godfather of Yianna Markolefas, James Cossart, and George T. Polyzos.


Aleko came to the United States in 1971 as a European baker and chef through a sponsorship with a local business in Hollywood, CA. He continued his career as a proud American citizen in California and Michigan, and he retired after 27 years as a chef at Zorba’s restaurant in San Jose, California.

A Trisagion service will be held on Friday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. (viewing begins at 5:00 p.m.) at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 8202 East Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the church; Makaria to follow.


Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his memory. 


+May Aleko's Memory Be Eternal+


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August 16, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Ceremony
August 17, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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