George and Rosella "Rosie" Mavros were longtime residents of Bay Bridge, Ohio. George was an employee of the Medusa Cement company in Bay Bridge. They were married in 1927. George Mavros was born in Greece, and Rosie was the child of Louis Lakner, a Hungarian immigrant and his wife, the former Mary Szabo.
At Medusa, there were two men of Greek descent, both with the first name George. So everyone could tell them apart, George Mavros was known as "Big George" and George Fourtounis was known as "Little George," because of their obvious differences in height. Both Georges are in the picture below, which features Medusa's "25 year men," from the early 1950s.
A brief article in December 13, 1929 issue of the Sandusky Register reported on the meeting of brothers George and Tony Mavros, after they had not seen each other in several years.
One of my uncles told me that Rosie Mavros was an outstanding cook. He said that when she made a dish with sauce, he would sop up the sauce with bread. Rosie can be seen in the picture below, in the center, at the far right. An article in the Sandusky Register Star News of Feb. 4, 1947 featured a story about the students and parents of Venice School.
George Mavros retired from Medusa Cement in 1958, and he died in 1959. He was survived by his wife Rosella, and three children, four grandchildren, two sisters in Greece and a brother in Mexico City. Rosella Mavros died in 1989, having been a widow for thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. Mavros were buried in Section T of Oakland Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio.