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mourns the passing of Past Supreme Governor Brother
Thomas N. Pappas, who fell asleep
in the Lord on Oct. 19, 2013. "Brother
Pappas was a dedicated Ahepan who
enjoyed participating in charitable
works that helped to strengthen the
community in which he lived and
served," Supreme President Anthony
Kouzounis said. "He had a tremendous
passion for Hellenic ideals, and he
will be sorely missed by the community. Our sympathies are with his wife,
Zacharine, and his entire family. May
his memory be eternal."
Brother Pappas was born and raised
in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Church in Wyckoff, N.J., where he dedicated his time as charity work for
the church. Thomas was a member of
AHEPA, having served as a supreme
governor. He enjoyed fishing and being
an outdoorsman. Prior to retiring, Mr.
Pappas was the owner and operator of
Pirylis Distributors in Newark, N.J. He
was the beloved husband of Zacharine
(Chahales) Pappas; loving and devoted
father of Nicholas, Peter and Thomas
Pappas Jr., and dear brother of George
Pappas and his wife, Fran. In lieu
of flowers, donations in memory of
Thomas may be made to the AHEPA
Ramapo Chapter, 453 Scholarship
Fund, 467 Grandview Ave., Wyckoff,
AHEPA is deeply
saddened by the passing of AHEPA
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Brother Arthur Henry Lalos, who
died at St. Anthony's Hospital in St.
Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 14, 2013, at
the age of 103. Brother Lalos was an
80-year Life Member of AHEPA. Before
his membership in AHEPA, he served
many offices in the Sons of Pericles. He
served as AHEPA executive secretary
in the 1940s and enjoyed membership
in AHEPA Chapter 31, Washington, DC.
"Brother Lalos was a national treasure and resource to the AHEPA who
possessed a tremendous wealth of history and institutional knowledge about
the organization," Supreme President
Kouzounis said. "There was not a
kinder, gentler Ahepan to be around
at AHEPA conventions and events than
Brother Lalos. He will be sorely missed
by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are
with the Lalos family. May his memory
Brother Lalos was born January 1,
1910 in Delvino, Greece. At age eight,
Arthur arrived at Ellis Island with his
mother, sister and cousin. During his
mother's grueling immigration interview he passed the time in the bathroom entertaining himself by flushing
the toilets and finding running water
absolutely amazing. He graduated
from Springfield College and worked
for many years as Executive Secretary
for AHEPA. He has been a loyal member and local officer for over 50 years.
He retired after many years in N.Y.,
Greece, and Virginia in service with
the CIA. Arthur was a member of the
Greek Orthodox Church of St. George
in Bethesda, Md., where he managed
the book store. He had a love of theater and once rented a live donkey to
ride in the church passion play. During
the short ride the donkey decorated
center stage with many droppings.
Brother Arthur was married to Maria
Derzis of Sikia, Greece for 65 years.
He is survived by his son Harold of St.
Petersburg, Fla. Brother Lalos will be
remembered for his good humor, love
of life and willingness to help others.
He is deeply loved by many and will
be sorely missed.
Help Feed the Hungry Children of Greece
Children are malnourished and fainting at schools in Greece, according to news
reports. The Supreme Lodge voted to raise $200,000 to feed Greece's hungry
children. Stamford Chapter 99 stepped-up, donating $6,000. How about you?
Please make your chapter or individual check payable to:
AHEPA Charitable Foundation. Earmark it: Feed the Children of Greece.
Send to: AHEPA Headquarters.
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