James Louis Carvelas, M.D., was born to Louis and Johanna Carvelas on June 7, 1923, in Youngstown, Ohio. His siblings include George Carvelas, deceased, Toula Phillips of Youngstown, Ohio, and Matina Thomas, deceased, of Pinehurst, N.C.
Dr. Carvelas graduated from the Rayen School in 1941, Wittenberg University in 1945 and the College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati in 1948. He trained for three years at Ohio State University Hospital and two years at Lahey Clinic in Boston, Mass., in internal medicine. He served as a private in the infantry in 1944 and as a Captain in the Medical Corps from 1953 to 1955.
Dr. Cavelas married Thelma (also known as Terry) Latchis of Brattleboro, Vt., in 19522. He was a founder of the Scarsdale Medical Group in 1961 and practiced internal medicine there until his retirement in 1994. He was a staff member of White Plains Hospital, N.Y., and served as an officer and President of the Staff from 1970 to 1978, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the hospital from 1974 to 1978. He was also a staff member of St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. from 1955 to 1994.
Dr. and Mrs. Carvelas were founders of the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Harrison, N.Y., in 1957 and served on a variety of committees while living in Rye, N.Y. after his retirement in 1994, James and Terry moved to Park City, Utah, and lived there until James' death on June 24, 2013.
Dr. Carvelas loved music and was proficient with the violin. He was an avid photographer, especially with the Western landscapes and his family. He loved tennis and golf and was very active until the last few years of his life. He had many long and enduring friendships that lasted decades. He deeply loved his wife and family. He is survived by his wife, Terry, and five children: Louis, Paul, Philip, Donald, and Ann Fullerton (wife of John).