I mark the sad passing this year of George Bananis, co-founder of Faros Seafood in Marrickville. George and his wife, Dorothea, founded Faros Seafood on Buckley St, Marrickville, over 50 years. Together, they grew a small oyster shucking operation at the back of their garage into a multi-generational seafood dynasty that is a Marrickville institution. Any inner westie will tell you that a dawn visit to Faros is critical to the success of any Christmas, Easter or New Years' celebration. George and Dorothea are representative of so many Greek migrant families. They worked hard to balance building their business and raising a family. Along the way, they transformed Marrickville, making it the diverse and exciting place it is to live and work today. A number of years ago, George and Dorothea passed the reins to their son Pandelis, who has been helping run the business since he was 16 years old. I acknowledge George's sad passing and on behalf of our community, offer deepest condolences to his wife Dorothea and children Anastasia, Thalia and Pandelis. Vale George.