The Roanoker - July/August 2018 - 59

hero in
memoriam

At Left: Leo
Lampros graduated
from Roanoke's
Jefferson High
School in 1953.
Below: The Leo
Lampros Family.

Above: Dr. Penny
Lampros and her
father Dr. Leo
Lampros having fun
wearing silly glasses
in the office.

Lampros orthodontics
LEO LAMPROS, DDS, MSD
HONORED BY PENNY LAMPROS, DDS, MSD

Leo, the middle son of Greek immigrants
Nicholas Demetrios Lampros and Penelope
Lampros, grew up working alongside his
father and brothers in the family restaurant
on Henry Street near The Hotel Roanoke.
A lifelong Roanoker, he graduated from
Jefferson High School in 1953 where he
excelled academically, played trombone in
the marching band, and attended Boys State.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Business
in 1957 from the University of Richmond,
and thereafter his DDS degree from the
Medical College of Virginia in 1962.
After earning a Master of Science degree
in orthodontics from the Indiana University
School of Dentistry in 1964, he and his wife,
Barbara moved back to Roanoke where he
opened his orthodontic practice and began
his lifelong work of helping people with their
smiles. His daughter, Penny, was inspired by
his work and followed his footsteps, joining
his orthodontic practice in 1995.

was always thrilled when a former patient
would stop him in a store or on the street
and happily smile for him. Though endlessly
busy and engaged with his family, practice,
and friends, he also found time to quietly
give back to his profession and community.
Over the years, he served in a multitude of
organizations including the Roanoke Dental
Society (President), the Southern Society
of Orthodontics (Delegate), the American
Board of Orthodontics (Diplomat), the Rotary
Club of Downtown Roanoke (President;
also a recipient of the Paul Harris Award),
the National Conference of Christians and
Jews (Co-Chairman, Roanoke chapter), the
Roanoke Speech and Hearing Center (Board
member), the Bradley Free Clinic (volunteer),
and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(President, Board member).

"He would have been so humbled by this
health hero nomination," says Penny. "He
would've thought he didn't deserve it,
because he was simply doing his job."

He also happily attended nearly every school
play, sporting event, music recital, Boy Scout
meeting, and occasional school disciplinary
meeting that his children asked or required
of him; even if doing so required him to
return to work after everyone else had gone
to bed. Leo's greatest joy was his family.

Over the years, and thousands of patients
later, he never tired of doing just that and

"He loved to give back to his profession
and community," Penny says.

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He and Barbara were a loving team as they,
together, raised their children, opened
their home to friends and family alike,
entertained, traveled the world, went out on
date nights and spoiled their grandchildren.
Even as his health faded, Leo always reached
for Barbara's hand, to be close to her, to
know that they were still moving through
life together.
His quick, lively humor and associated silly
jokes brought laughter and embarrassment
to his children and grandchildren; his
kindness, strong work ethic, sense of
duty and respect for his fellow man form
guideposts for their own lives. He is
incredibly missed and still in the hearts
of his family, friends and former patients.
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