Constantine ‘Deno’ Lecakis, 62

Published 10:03 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Constantine “Deno” Lecakis, 62, of Austin, Minn., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, after an extended stay at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.



Constantine William Lecakis was born Nov. 16, 1951, in Austin, to William and Theoni Lecakis. He graduated from Austin High School in 1970. Deno married Alicja Antonia Blinkow on Aug. 1, 2003, at Michael’s Restaurant in Rochester.

Deno was a partner in The Townhouse Restaurant. For many years, he owned and operated The Arcade Game Room in Austin, the Austin Shuttle and Cab Company and other real estate ventures.

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Deno enjoyed hunting, golfing, playing cards and watching football games.

He was proud of his Greek heritage and Orthodox faith. He was also proud of his wife’s Polish origin and his love of America. He enjoyed many trips to Europe visiting friends and relatives.  Deno lived life to the fullest and died like a true Spartan. Indeed a special person with many friends, he always was ready to extend a helping hand.

He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester, and he served as District Governor of AHEPA and other organizations.

Upon Deno’s request, a sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at St. Marys Hospital for their special treatment, care and other courtesies extended to him and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Theoni Lecakis.

Deno is survived by his wife Alicja Lecakis, of Austin; stepchildren: Robert (Monica) Blinkow, of Austin; Katarzyna Blinkow, of Austin; grandchildren: Igor Blinkow, of Austin; and Zofia Blinkow, of Austin; nephew: William (Carrie) Lecakis, of Woodridge, Ill.; and their son, Constantine William Lecakis; niece: Theoni (Nick) Limouris, of Batavia, Ill.; and their children, Isabella Limouris and Denis Limouris; brother: Tony (Nereida) Lecakis, of Austin; uncles: Xristo Kolokythias, of Patras, Greece; Nick (Ann) Kolokythias, of Rochester; cousins: Ari, Peter, Sam, Philip and Antonia Kolas, of Rochester; and many cousins in Greece.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Father Mark Munoz officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.