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GoErie.com: Police identify brothers killed in Chautauqua Count...

There are 18 comments on the GoErie.com story from Oct 26, 2007, titled GoErie.com: Police identify brothers killed in Chautauqua Count.... In it, GoErie.com reports that:

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department identified the men killed in a car crash early today as brothers Sotirios I. Vournous, 55, and James J. Vournous, 60.

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Grove City, PA

#1 Oct 26, 2007
They were both wonderful men. James was a great father and husband and will be missed by many. Our prayers are with the families.
John Vournous

Jefferson, OH

#2 Oct 26, 2007
Ther is no doubt that they were wonderful men . Sotirios (steve)was my father and i will miss him every day that we are apart.Dad we miss you so much. i love you so much and you will be in my heart till the day we are together again God be with you. This man was a wonderful father and a hard worker. uncle jim i love you and i will miss you just as much they were men with huge hearts now they are together and will remain that way forever.Rest in peace <3
Alex and Joe Mazzant

New Philadelphia, OH

#3 Oct 27, 2007
I know that God was with them every moment durring this tragedy and I know the Lord met them both with open arms and a smile,telling them it's all okay now. And He took them both by the hand and walked them HOME.
If there was anyone that deserves the happiness and greatness of Heaven these two men do.I know Jimmy very well and he was the most loving ,caring, hard working human being and most of all FRIEND that my husband and I ever met. Though I only met Steve his brother a few times,we could tell just by those few moments the heart that this man had as well. Jimmy always told us what a great person he was and all the stories of the fun times they had.
Jimmy and Steve Vournous are going to be missed here on earth Forever. But I do know what hard dedicated workers both of these men are and now they will be forever be sitting by the Lord's side watching over us.

New Philadelphia, OH

#4 Oct 28, 2007
I was so sadened to hear of this tragedy.I workrd for jimmy for many years and will miss him and steve alot.While i may not have been close to him as I may have been in the pasti will really miss him.Jimmy was a good man and taught me alot of things,many of which i may not have understood when i was younger,but he really helped me .Ialso knew steve ,though not as well, but he was such a good person as well, and he will be missed by many. This tragedy will have an affect on a great many more people than many might know.I can only send my sympathys to their family's.They have been through alot and i hope they find the strength to keep their memorys alive.GOS BLESS
Maria Vournous

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Oct 28, 2007
James was my husband, the father of my children, and the pillar of our family. Words cannot describe how he will be missed. Life as we knew it, is no more. In a split second, our lives changed forever. He was a loving, somewhat tough taskmaster, but never mean. He gave us a good life, showed us the world, tried to give us the best of everything. I find comfort in the fact that he and his brother are together, because one could not live without the other, if only one of them had survived. The selfish part of me wants him here with us, but I know he lives on in my children and our hearts and most of all, the wonderful memories. Steve-take care of each other and we'll keep our families close until we meet again. Dimitri-I love you!

Athens, Greece

#6 Oct 29, 2007
We learned the tragic news here in Greece and words cannot describe how sorry we are for your loss. You have our deepest condolences. Zoi se sas.


#7 Oct 29, 2007
I have worked for Jimmy for almost 15 years now. And I will miss him terribly. My heart is broken for Maria,John,Peter,and Anna. And for ALL the rest of his natural family and all those who worked for him currently and over the years. I have seen Steve many many times over the years and he was a wonderful man with great love for his family and had great plans for the future. I will miss him too.My heart goes out to his wife and children also.God bless all of you.
Mona Mike Pete

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Oct 29, 2007
brother in law in name but our brother in our hearts. He was a like a father to Pete, as well as his uncle. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He was ripped out of our lives too soon, but he will live forever in our hearts. A day will not go by that we won't feel his loss. He was always there for us always. Jimmy you know how much we love you, and we will always, be here for Maria, John, and Kara, Peter, and Anna, but you were supposed to be here with us. Sotiri you know as well. We love you and miss you, and we will be here for Andrea, John,Kosta,and Paulette.
Tammy Alan and Karlissa

Chardon, OH

#9 Oct 29, 2007
We want to express our heartfelt sympathy to both of these families. We are saddened by this tragic loss. I have had the honor of working with both of these caring, wonderful, individuals and these two men will be extremely missed. May the love of family and friends comfort you. GOD BLESS!

Chardon, OH

#10 Oct 29, 2007
Jimmy, I'm going to miss you. You were my best friend in the whole wide world.

Georgetown, PA

#11 Oct 29, 2007
Where to begin? Jimmy and Steve, After the loss of my real father, you became like fathers to me. Growing up, I wanted to be just like you. You took me under your wings and taught me everything I know about restaurants, hard work and life in general. I always knew that no matter what happened, I could turn to you and you would never turn me away. We had many tuff times together, but many more good times. So many stories to tell my children about my times with Jimmy and Steve. I will never forget either of you and will always be there for your families as you were for mine. GOD BLESS
Tracy and Keith

New Philadelphia, OH

#12 Oct 30, 2007
Keith and I both worked for Jimmy. My mom still does. He was one of the first people I met when we moved here. He spoke to or asked about my children every time we saw him. He was a very caring man who was a part of so many lives, he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to both families.
Gus Vournous

Jefferson, OH

#13 Oct 30, 2007
There are no words to describe my father,Sotirios nor my Uncle Jimmy. They were both incredible men and even better fathers. Dad I know you and Unlce Jimmy will be looking down over all of us everyday for the rest of our lives. We all miss you so much and love you both. Dad, forever in my heart and memories you will stay. I love you...
amy ganett

Canton, OH

#14 Nov 28, 2007
i worked with jimmy on midnights. he was a great man. i had and will always have the deepest respect for him. he was tough at times, but he was also the most generous man. he had a kind heart and was always there when you needed him. steve also a great man would come in on midnights at times and he always had a happy hello. i will miss these two great men. always in our thoughts always in our hearts
Kara Vournous

Clairton, PA

#15 Mar 1, 2008
You were a quiet, comtemplative man. You were generous, and accepted my family and me into your family with open arms. The cultural difference was mentioned by everyone it seemed, except by you, and my own father. You both beleived in God, strong families, and the value of hard work. That was it, plain and simple. A quiet man, who has affected so many lives in a positive way, who gave generously without ever seeking notoriety, has left our world. That night in September when we had a dinner, the three of us, John, you and me to celebrate your birthdays, and we decided to make it a monthly thing, who knew... Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are to have had those memorable times with you. We can only pray to see you again with God when it is time. Thank you for allowing me to come into your family. Kara Anne
Kellie Hanley

United States

#16 Mar 4, 2008
I as well do not know where to begin, I also worked for Jimmy and his family for many years. I first worked for his brother George and that is how I met the rest of the family. To this day, i have nothing but the best of things to say about all of them. Words can't even describe how everyone felt and still feels about Jimmy and Steve. I remember when George had Georgio's in South Py and Steve would bring in just himself and sometimes his boys, and then I met Jimmy and eventually met Jimmy and Maria and family. I learned sooo much about cooking from George and Jimmy and it is something that i use in everyday cooking and living. I worked with so many great people that worked for the family, many of whom are not with us now, some still are. I remember the nights at the Phoenix playing megatouch with Argie, Maria , Jackie, listening to My Maria, Tom Jones, Having Greek night at the Phoenix, all that stuff, so many memories...I have to stop somewhere. That afternoon that Stephanie called to tell me about this terrible thing was so horrible. Everyone wonders why something like this has to happen to the best of people, I guess we will all find out someday. I just lost my Dad Jan. 30th but I had a couple of weeks to try to "prepare" for it and it is still very hard to deal with. But I am. I just wanted to share my memories and let you know how much he impacted my life and how much i hope to pass on as far as what i learned from him.
Anna Vournous

Canton, OH

#17 Mar 4, 2008
I am unable to sum up my father, Dimitri Vournous in few words because he was a complex man. He was not only an incredible father, but an exceptionally smart business man. I took time for granted and now wish I had just a few more minutes with him. He had this infectious personality that drew people to him and a sense of generosity that was endless. I cannot begin to express how much he is missed and the emptiness that still aches in our hearts, but more than that I am saddened by the mere thought that one day my nieces, nephews, and my own children will never know him. They will only hear of him through stories. My father was my best friend and confidant, I looked to you for all the answers, Mpampa, and I can only find comfort that we will all be together again.

My uncle Sotiri was an amazing person. He had this great sense of humor that would brightened even the darkest days. Not only was he a terrific father but also an philanthropist like his brother. He gave from the heart and what a big heart he had! I will always remember his great smile because there are few times he wasn't smiling.

Mpampa & Theo Sotiri, I love you both and miss you more than words can express , until we meet again...
Stephanie Worona

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Jul 1, 2008
My heart aches every time I am forced to realize that my friend Jimmy is gone. I did not know Steve well,only as Jimmy and George's brother who would come into South Py and tease me by speaking Greek that he knew I didn't understand, being silly. I am at a loss to find words to describe what a great man Jimmy was. I still look to the end of the bar at PJ's and expect to see him standing there like he always did. He was there with a joke, smile or words of kindness whenever I needed him. There is a void in many lives that will never be filled. This page is a wonderful way to remember wonderful men. My life was made better for having known Jim and having the honor to call him and his family my friends.

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