Dec. 14, 1944 - Oct. 5, 2003
Stamati Elias Gaglias, 58, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2003 at his home in Modesto. Stamati was born December 14, 1944 in Stockton to Elias and Agnes Gaglias. He lived in Tracy from 1944-1970 and Modesto from 1970 to present. Mr. Gaglias was the owner of Gaglias Trucking in Tracy for 10 years transporting concrete. He was also a cook for his family owned restaurant, The Orange Basket, in Tracy for many years. During the years he worked as a mechanic for both Collins Tune-Up in Tracy and Best Chevrolet in Modesto, as well as a machinist for Proctor & Gamble in Modesto. Stamati spent many years racing and working on modified stock cars at the Altamont and Stockton 99 speedways. He was an avid collector of the Nascar collectible stock cars and always loved Harley Davidsons.
Mr. Gaglias was a devoted husband, father and "papa". He leaves behind his loving wife of 30 years, Glenna Gaglias, of Modesto; sons, Louis "Elias" Gaglias, Damian Loren Gaglias, and Corbin Michael Streder, all of Modesto; sister Athena Peterson of Ripon, and six grand-
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA 95326. Visitation is Wednesday, October 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel and Burial to follow the services on Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park. Officiating his funeral will be Father Jon Magou-lias of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Modesto.
Remembrances may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1905 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA 95355.
Whitehurst - Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Service, Inc.