Stephen Kaloyanides, of Peabody, MA, passed away on April 25, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Katherine (Disberakis) Kaloyanides. Devoted father of Stephen Kaloyanides, and Michael George Kaloyanides and his wife Sheila. Loving grandfather of Alexandra Kaloyanides and her husband Larry Ransom-Wiley, Elizabeth Ruderman and her husband Matthew, and Nathan Wade and his wife Rebecca Stevenson. Cherished great grandfather of Julia Ransom, Jane Wade, and Wilhelm Ruderman. Loving brother of Eva George, the Basil Kaloyanides and the late Alexander Kaloyanides. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Steve had a quiet sense of duty and a love for those in need, and so it was inevitable that he would devote himself to many charitable endeavors, from giving his time in support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children to donating countless gallons of much needed blood.
He was dedicated to his career at New England Coffee, a company his father and uncles built and one that was held in the family for nearly 100 years. For much of his career at New England, Steve served as president of the company. He eschewed retirement, and worked as the master coffee taster until shortly before his death. He was beloved by the employees and served as a mentor to many. During World War II, Steve was a radioman in the United States Navy. For much of his life he was an active Mason and achieved the office of District Deputy Grand Warden for the Waltham fifth Masonic District.
Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA at 11AM. There will be a brief visitation from 10AM to 11AM at the Faggas Funeral Home, 551 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr.,Tampa, FL 33607. Late Veteran US Navy. Late Mason, Triad Lodge. Former Principal of New England Coffee Company. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery.