James J. Haviaras

June 25, 1933 - October 31, 2011
James J. Haviaras


James J. Haviaras, 78, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, October 31, 2011 at Trinity Grove of Wilmington.

Mr. Haviaras was born in Allentown, PA on June 25, 1933, the son of the late James S. and Mary Faust Haviaras .

He graduated from Allentown High School and Bethlehem Business School. After being drafted during the Korean Conflict, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Mr. Haviaras had been a resident of Wilmington for 47 years.

Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Joanne Vann Haviaras; daughter, Debra Haviaras Duncan, who is a New Hanover County Magistrate; sister, Theodora Krause and a nephew, Gary Krause both of Harrisburg, PA.

Jim was a loving and caring husband, father, and friend to all who knew him.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to a charity of your choice.

The family will like to thank the staff of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and also the staff of Trinity Grove for their exceptional care of Jim during these final days of his life.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 02, 2011
    Robert Stewart says:
    I worked with Jim when he first came to Wilmington at Carolina Nitrogen Corp in 1965 in the Accounting Department. The offices were in the Wachovia Bank building downtown. I have thought about him often and considered him a truly kind and great guy. I am sure the family will miss him greatly and I am sorry for your loss. Robert Stewart

  • November 08, 2011
    John Kubovsak says:
    So sad to hear the news. Jim was a truly wonderful man and he will forever be linked to Dad because anytime I think of one I can envision those two together and the smiles on their faces. My prayers are with you and Debbie.

  • November 03, 2011
    Marcy Kubovsak says:
    Teener, Mary(SUE) sent me the news. So sorry to hear the news. We have so many fond memories of all of you in North Carolina. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Hope to see you the next time down! Marcy

  • November 03, 2011
    Keith and Patricia Throckmorton says:
    Although we have been out of touch for some years our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV Jim is now at home with God! And his pain and suffering are over. Now he is filled with peace and joy beyond all imagination.