Ruth Kavouklis

Ruth Kavouklis

Ruth Kavouklis

December 14, 1923~April 13, 2019

KAVOUKLIS, Ruth Long, 95, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., died April 13, 2019. Ruth was born on December 14, 1923 to Oni and William Long in Live Oak, FL. After graduating from Suwannee High School she made the brave decision to leave home and go to telegraph school in Gainesville, Ga. Her first assignment was in Tarpon Springs in 1945 where she met her future husband and became a lifetime resident of the city.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband of 61 years, Nick Lazarus Kavouklis; Sister Elda Jane; Sister Dot; Sister Audrey and Brother Harold.

Survivors include: son, Dr. Laz Kavouklis (Maria); daughters, Kathy Dobies and Nikki Kavouklis; four grandchildren, Gerri Kavouklis Price (Brad), Dr. Nick L. Kavouklis (Tracy), Andrea Kavouklis Moss (Dan) and Stephanie A. Dobies (Aaron); one great-grandchild, Connor A. Price; and several nephews and nieces.

Ruth had a passion for gardening, travel and her grandchildren. She was active in the Old Timers Club of Tarpon Springs and enjoyed her time as a volunteer at the Tarpon Springs Historical Society. After several years with Western Union Telegraph Company she worked as a bookkeeper and then went on to have an active and successful career as a real estate agent. She kept her real estate license active until the age of 90.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tarpon Springs Historical Society, 160 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689.


Kent Irvin (Friend of the family)

April 15, 2019, 12:00 am

My deepest condolences to the Kavouklis family. I was very fortunate to meet Ruth and the Kavouklis family on my visits to Tarpon Springs in the 70’s with my great friend Tony Contos .
She was such a nice person and I always have cherished those good memories in Tarpon Springs with the Kavouklis family. God Bless

Tom, Lisa & Troy Tsotsos (Family)

April 16, 2019, 12:00 am

We are sending our deepest sympathy to the Kavouklis Family and are very sorry for your loss.

Michael Contos (Nephew )

April 16, 2019, 12:00 am

Laz, Kathy, Nikki, and family,
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. There are many great memories of my visits to Tarpon.
Aunt Ruth, Rest In Peace and may your memory be eternal.

Mary Sutherland (Friend of her daughter, Nikki)

April 16, 2019, 12:00 am

Our hearts are heavy… we will miss Ruth's magic and loving energy. Love and prayers to all of her family.

Marie Arvanitis Clark (She’s my Nona)

April 16, 2019, 12:00 am

Thank you for being my Nona, I will miss you so very much. I love you. RIP ❤️


April 17, 2019, 12:00 am




GREGORY and CONNIE DICHTAS (Neighbor and Friends)

April 23, 2019, 12:00 am

Our deepest condolences to Nikki and her family for their loss.

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