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AHEPA Mourns Passing
of Hellenic Community
Leader Theodore G.
Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos has issued the
following statement on the sad news of the passing
of Theodore G. Spyropoulos,
an Ahepan and a stalwart of
Hellenism, who died Sept.
25, 2014, in Chicago:
"The members of
the American Hellenic
Association mourn the passing
of Brother Ted Spyropoulos, a true champion of
Hellenism and Hellenic ideals, a community activist
and philanthropist, and a successful businessman
who truly realized and fulfilled the American Dream.
"We are proud to have called Ted a Brother
Ahepan. He will be sorely missed by all Hellenes as
will his fervor and passion for Hellenism. Our deepest
sympathies are with the family of Ted Spyropoulos.
May his memory be eternal."
AHEPA Mourns Passing of
AHEPA Educational Foundation
AHEPA mourns the passing of George
Paterakis, investor and philanthropist, who
recently established the George A. Paterakis
Scholarship endowment with the AHEPA
National Educational Foundation, announced
Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos.
"Mr. Paterakis, the son of Greek immigrants
who served his nation in the 101st Airborne
Division and achieved the American Dream,
cherished the Hellenic values of education
and philanthropy," Supreme President Frangos said. "AHEPA, as well as
many nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, are deeply
grateful to Mr. Paterakis because his generosity and kindness will help
talented young men and women to realize their academic dreams. May
his memory be eternal."
Mr. Paterakis, 86, passed away September 1, 2014.
Established August 2014, the George A. Paterakis Scholarship is
awarded annually to a student(s) of Greek American heritage, or a
Philhellene, who has applied and been admitted into a graduate program.
Applicants from the Midwest Region of the United States are
granted first consideration.
PSG Dr. Theodore P. Perros Passes
AHEPA mourns the passing of Past Supreme Governor Theodore P. Perros, Ph.D.,
Washington, D.C., who passed away Nov. 12, 2014. He was 93. Brother Dr. Perros
also served on the AHEPA National Educational Foundation and
chaired the AHEPA Editorial Board.
"Brother Perros was a dedicated Ahepan, who championed the
ideals of Hellenism, especially education and civic responsibility,
during his years of service to the Order," Supreme President Phillip
T. Frangos said. "He will be missed by the Greek American community.
May his memory be eternal."
A Life Member of AHEPA Chapter 31, Washington, Dr. Perros joined the faculty
of The George Washington University in 1952 as an assistant professor of Chemistry.
His career at GWU spanned 40 years. Dr. Perros chaired the Chemistry Department
for eight years (1980 to 1988), and he eventually earned the distinction of Professor
Emeritus of Chemistry.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2014
AHEPA Family News
Our Commitment to the "E" in AHEPA
AHEPA Family Embarks on Capital Campaign for Saint Nicholas National Shrine
A Student Reflects on Her Journey to Greece Experience
Hellenic Cultural Commission
AHEPA Family Chapter News
The AHEPAN - Winter 2014