Eufrosyne Cavacos Breskow, real estate agent

Eufrosyne Cavacos Breskow, a retired real estate sales agent and design gallery owner, died of stroke complications March 18 at Dove House in Westminster. The former Roland Park and Mount Vernon resident was 85.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, she was the daughter of Constantine Cavacos and Pothiti Clentzos Cavacos. Her parents owned and operated a popular drugstore, soda fountain and candy store at Roland Avenue and 36th Street. As a young woman, she worked at the store and its marble-clad soda fountain. She sold the chocolates her family made in copper kettles.


She was a 1946 Eastern High School graduate and earned a degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She also studied at the Art Students' League in New York City. She worked in fashion design and owned a business, the EF Gallery of Design, at 827 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon, where she lived for many years.

Mrs. Breskow resided on East Eager Street and later on Cathedral Street in a brownstone home where Baltimore Sun columnist H. L. Mencken resided in the 1930s.


"We often thought he was walking the halls," said her daughter, Melissa Leahy of Westminster.

Mrs. Breskow sold Mount Vernon area real estate and was associated with Caswell Caplan and the Time Group. She later lived in the 5800 block of Roland Ave.

She enjoyed collecting antiques, world travel, trips to the beach and decorating.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include her sister, Catherine Demos of Baltimore; and twin grandsons. Her husband of 39 years, Jack H. Breskow, an insurance agent, died in 2012. Her previous marriages to Glen Walker and Alexander Zaharis ended in divorce.