Peter Daglis

Obituary of Peter J. Daglis

Panayiotis (Peter) J. Daglis, 86, of North Wildwood, NJ fell asleep in the lord on Wednesday January 27, 2021. May his memory be eternal. Born in the village of Vasilika, Lesbos, Greece, he migrated at the age of 18 to Sao Paolo, Brazil where he ultimately opened a men’s clothing storefront with his friend, Anthony. Pursuing the American Dream, his goal was to come to the United States of which he did in 1958. With his success in Brazil, he was able to take an airplane to Miami, Florida, and then New York City. He started anew as a dishwasher at several restaurants and was taught to cook at a luncheonette in Rhode Island. He then moved to Philadelphia and cooked at the famous Beck’s on the Boulevard and ultimately at Ponzio’s Diner in Cherry Hill. He then moved to North Wildwood where he met his wife, Melpomene. Upon getting married, they ran Case’s Pork Roll on the Boardwalk at Oak Avenue for 9 years. He then purchased the landmark, Crestwood Diner at Cresse and NJ Avenues of which successfully ran for 29 years until retirement. With the help of several families, Peter and Melpomene pooled their money to purchase the land and remodeled the structure into the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church petitioning the Archdiocese to start a new congregation in North Wildwood, NJ. He served on the Board as Treasurer for the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and the Order of AHEPA – Wildwood Branch 450. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Melpomene Daglis nee Kaxiri Three sons: Timothy Daglis (Marla), John P. Daglis and Gregory P. Daglis (Theresa Ann), 4 Grandchildren: Brett Panayiotis Daglis (Shelly), Jared Daglis, Justin Daglis and Panayioti s (Peter) G. Daglis, Two Siblings: Ellefterios Daglis (Maroula) and Marika Pantelis (George) and their families. Viewing will be between 10:00am and 11:00am Thursday February 4 th , 2021 at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 321 St. Demetrios Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Funeral Service will follow. Interment will be at Cold Spring Cemetery, 780 Seashore Road, Cape May, NJ 08204. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the St. Demetrios Church, North Wildwood,NJ. Condolences may be sent to Ingersollgreenwoodfh.com. ZOOM SERVICE: We understand that because of Covid 19 you may not feel comfortable personally attending the Visitation or the Service. We have set up a Zoom Meeting so you may attend virtually. You can click on the link below at any point in time during the Visitation or the Service to join. Please note we have set up the zoom meeting so you will not see other attendees and your audio is not enabled. Topic: Funeral Services for Peter Daglis Visitation 10 AM-11AM Service 11AM-11:45AM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/i/85663837050 Meeting ID 856 6383 7050 Passcode: 777347 One tap mobile +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US ( Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US ( New York) +1 253 215 8782 US ( Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US ( Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US ( San Jose) Meeting ID: 856 6383 7050 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us?u/kcnhXzcnYn
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Thursday
4
February

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, February 4, 2021
St. Demetrios Church
321 St. Demetrios Ave.
North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
4
February

Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Thursday, February 4, 2021
St. Demetrios Church
321 St. Demetrios Ave.
North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
4
February

Burial

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery
780 Seashore Road
Lower Township, New Jersey, United States
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