Claremore Daily Progress

March 12, 2014

Steve Kachantones

Staff Reports
Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE — Claremore resident Steve “The Greek” Kachantones, 79, died March 8, 2014, at his home in Claremore.

A private ceremony will be held at his “farm”. The place where he spent so many happy days taking care of the pasture the barn and tending to his horses.

Steve was born May 21, 1934 in Chicago, IL to Greek immigrants Stavros and Despina Kachantones. He was one of four children.

He grew up in Chicago, Ill. as a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. He graduated from Taft High School in 1952 and attended Jr. College before enlisting in the Marines. He married Jerry Ann Davis July 3rd, 1960 in Fairfax, Mo.

Steve held multiple sales positions taking him from Illinois to Texas to Oklahoma before finally settling down in Claremore in 1976 with his wife and two kids, John and Sara.  Those that knew Steve would agree that sales is what he was born to do!  

One of his great passions was horses, especially cutting horses. He loved everything associated with the cowboy way — the people, the horses, the futurities and the stories. He spent many mornings and afternoons at the coffee/doughnut shops telling jokes and swapping stories. He had and infectious personality that everyone loved to be around!

He is survived by his wife Jerry Kachantones of Claremore; son and daughter-in law John and Chrystina Kachantones of Houston, Texas; daughter and son-in law Sara and Curtis Claytor of Denton, Texas; grandchildren Hope Kachantones, Zoe Kachantones, Blake Kachantones, Nathan Nick and Carson Nick; and sister and brother-in law Mary and Pete Gregory of Chicago, Ill.

He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.