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IN MEMORIAM AHEPA Saddened by Passing of PSG Thomas N. Pappas AHEPA deeply 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, N.J. 07481. AHEPA Mourns Passing of Fmr. Executive Secretary Arthur Lalos 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 be eternal." 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. 30 | THE AHEPAN ยท Winter 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2013

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
AHEPA Commends 2013 National Scholarship Recipients
A Worthwhile Week
My Volunteer Vacation in Crete
Civic Responsibility
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News
Literary Corner
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Winter 2013