Sydney jeweller and businessman Paul Dracakis dies

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Sydney businessman and jewellery store owner, Paul Dracakis, has passed away at the age of 83.

Mr Dracakis, well known for his jewellery stores at Manly, Warringah Mall and Mosman, died peacefully at his Seaforth home, surrounded by his family.

A number of Mr Dracakis’ jewellery stores were all closed on Monday as a mark of respect for the man who emigrated to Australia aged 17, from the Greek island of Kythera in 1957.

The Dracakis family said on Facebook they were saddened by Mr Dracakis’ passing.

“As we mourn the loss of this extraordinary soul, let us also celebrate the beautiful life he led and the profound impact he made on each of us. Rest in peace, dear Paul. Your legacy of love and kindness will continue to shine brightly through the lives you touched,” the post read.

Mr Dracakis also served a term as an alderman on Manly Council from 1983-1987, and was a member of the local Liberal Party and a close supporter and friend of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Mr Dracakis is survived by his wife, Helen, and his four children, Nick, Peter, Theo and Fotina, plus nine grandchildren.

Source: Mosman Collective.

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