Byron Richard Vafiadis, 92 of Long Branch passed away peacefully Friday February 17, 2023 at Monmouth Medical Center.
Byron was a life resident of Long Branch and wore many hats throughout his life some of his favorites include lifeguarding and horse grooming. He was employed at the gas company until he moved on to Coca Cola Company in which he retired from. Byron had a love for motorcycles until well into his later years. He also had a fondness for trains that stemmed from childhood. One can say he was an avid collector of all things.
Byron's favorite moments involved giving his family a good lecture while loving each one immensely. He truly enjoyed family dinners, breakfast with friends and was fortunate to delight in these occasions right up to before passing.
Byron is survived by his brother Robert Vafiadis, his ex-spouse Hilda Vafiadis, sons Dane Vafiadis and Guy Vafiadis and his wife Deanna, grandchildren Kelly, Kyle and Lauren, 7 great grandchildren as well as many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday March 5 from 1 pm until the time of the service at 2:30 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Byron's name to Search Light Church in care of Jim Bova, 24 Dwayne Street, Oceanport NJ 07757. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence through the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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