Constantinos Pavlides, MD, FACS, of Voorhees, NJ, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on 8/23/21, at 80yrs old.
Constantinos was born in Engomi, Cyprus. After high school, he served in the Cypriot Army and then achieved his medical degree from the University of Athens in 1967. This same year he also married the love of his life, Esther Procacci. It was his wife who convinced him to relocate to the United States. He began his General Surgery Residency in 1971 at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. After completing his training in 1975, he stayed on to become an intricate part of the Hahnemann family, with 41yrs of dedicated service as a highly regarded general/vascular surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, before finally retiring in 2016. Constantinos was an invaluable mentor and educator to countless medical students and residents.
He will forever be remembered for his unique perspective on constructive criticism and for those that knew him understood his pure intentions. Constantinos was an amazingly talented surgeon, and he used his God-given skills to the best of his abilities, never hesitating to tackle the most challenging cases. He was dedicated to his job, his patients, and their outcomes and well-being. Those who worked with him had the joy of experiencing Constantinos’ admiration for Greek Classical music, and it is was all that was allowed to be played in his operating room.
Constantinos had three loves, surgery, family, and fishing. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending his summers fishing in Ocean City, NJ, and his winters in Marco Island, FL. His larger-than-life personality commanded respect, and all will sorely miss him.
Beloved husband of the late Esther Pavlides (nee Procacci). Devoted father of Dr. Andreas (Shereen) Pavlides of Voorhees & Dr. Nikos Pavlides & fiancé Candace. Loving grandfather of Constantinos, Isabella, Despina & Zoe. Dear brother of Nikos (Adanantia) Pavlides and Anthoula Kougiali of Cyprus.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Tuesday, August 31st, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill, NJ, followed by funeral services Wednesday, September 1st at 11:00 am.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation.