SPRING GLEN/HELPER- Our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, Stephen Gabe Vlamakis, age 26, died Aug. 26, 2008 as the result of injuries incurred in an industrial accident.
Stephen was born April 10, 1982 in Price to Gabriel and Sherrie Johnson Vlamakis.
He graduated from Carbon High School in 2000 and earned an associate's degree from the College of Eastern Utah in 2002. He attended Utah State University, but later decided to pursue a career as a lineman. He was working as an apprentice lineman when the accident abruptly cut his young life far too short.
Stephen enjoyed all sports and played baseball on a championship team in Helper. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He had a fierce love and unwavering loyalty for his parents, his brother, extended family members and friends. He dearly loved his bub, Christopher. Caring, kind-hearted and generous, he turned strangers into friends everywhere he went. He had a fantastic sense of humor and never hesitated to lend a helping hand when one was needed.
Stephen lived his life to the fullest and savored every moment of his brief stay on earth. His tragic death has left a void in the hearts of his family, friends and the people whose lives he touched.
We love you, Stephen, and we will miss you far more than mere words could ever express. You were our first miracle. We will see you later.
Stephen is survived by his parents, Gabe and Sherrie Vlamakis of Spring Glen; his younger brother, Christopher Vlamakis, Spring Glen; his maternal grandparents, Don and Eunice Johnson of Price; his special cousin and buddy, Joseph Dunn; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Tassia Vlamakis.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main, Price. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 29, from 7-9 p.m. at Mitchell's and one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.