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Elliott Augustus Constantine

August 29, 1939 — April 6, 2024


Elliott Augustus Constantine

Elliott A. Constantine, beloved husband of Vicky Constantine, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 6 th , 2024. Elliott was born on August 29 th ,1939 in Atlanta Georgia, the eldest son of renowned architect, Augustus Edison Constantine born in Skopelos, Greece and Irene (Botzis) Constantine. Elliott graduated from Rivers High School in downtown Charleston where he was an accomplished diver and gymnast. Upon graduating high school Elliott entered the United States Army, after which he attended Clemson University where he earned a degree in Architecture in 1965. While studying at Clemson his two oldest sons, Gus & Timmy, were born.

 After acquiring his architecture degree Elliott returned home to Charleston to become the second Constantine in the family business made so respected by his father. From that day forward the business would be known as Constantine & Constantine Architects. Elliott was a prolific architect over his half a century career continuing on with the business after the passing of his father in 1976. Throughout his career Elliott designed a
vast array of buildings, everything from bars and car dealerships to fire departments and public schools.

Fifteen (15) years into practicing with his father at 139 Calhoun Street Elliott designed his first house for the family. Located at 2037 Lakeshore Drive in Riverland Terrace on James Island this house was built in 1973 in the Modern International Architectural Style. The house is included on the James Island Register of Historic Sites and was featured on the cover of Charleston Magazine in the Spring of 2009.

Although most notably revered and respected for his vast resume of design work in the public arena, he was drawn to design his own style of house for his family life. The passing of seven (7) more years would see his next and most dramatic house design. This structure would come to be known as The Hurricane House. Built in 1980 when Elliott was 42 years old, on Front Beach Folly Beach 306 W. Arctic Avenue property of
the Constantine family for decades prior. While living here he also would become a councilman for the Town of Folly Beach.

Elliott was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and served his church by acting as head of concessions for the Greek Spring Festival throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. Elliott was also a prominent member of the Kiwanis Club and Elks Club for most of his adult life having designed the current Elks Lodge on Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Elliott’s third and youngest son, Matthew came along a dozen years after his first two boys. Although Matthew originally intended to become an architect and follow in his father’s footsteps, he ultimately decided to follow his own path and become a professional artist. Elliott was always very supportive of Matthew’s chosen career path recognizing his natural talent and never hesitated to brag about and show off Matthew’s paintings.

Elliott is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Victoria Eva Smith Constantine of Charleston; sons Timothy Lee Constantine (living abroad) and Matthew Peter Constantine and his wife Jeannie of Johns Island along with their children Dylan Adame of Columbia and Katiana Adame of Clemson; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mike and Ruth Mooneyham; his sister-in-law Cindy Constantine; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Augustus “Gus” Elliott Constantine; and his two younger brothers, Peter Augustus
Constantine and Anthony Peter Constantine.

Elliott will be forever remembered as a funny, kind and extremely generous man who was loved by his family, friends, and the entire community. He was always the life of every party and no one that ever met him disliked him. Interment will be in the Perpetual Care Section of Bethany Cemetery. A graveside service for Elliott and his oldest son Gus will be conducted by Father Aristotle Damaskos of the Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, May 6 th , 2024, at 12:00 PM.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.
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