Chris J. Meskos
Chris J. Meskos, 43, of
Syracuse, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Born in Syracuse on May 26, 1973, he was graduate of West
Genesee High School and St. Bonaventure University, where he was
a member of the men's soccer team.
Chris was an avid snowboarder, loved to cook, especially
Easter lamb on his motorized spit in the front yard, watching
soccer, coaching his kids' teams, and being around his family
and friends whom he loved like family. Chris was a member of St.
Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church where he served as Parish Council
President. He always looked forward to the Greek Festival every
year, where he cooked, danced and loved watching his children
carry on family traditions.
He was predeceased by his father, John and father in-law,
Nick Papageorge. Surviving are his wife Penny (Papageorge); and
their children, Joanna, Michael, and Nicole; his mother, Frieda;
brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Karen Meskos; sister, Sophia
Meskos; grandmother in Greece, Sophia Votskos; mother-in-law,
Garyfallia Papageorge; and brothers and sisters-in-law, George
and Laura Papageorge, Strati and Candace Papageorge.
Matoula Manos Nickles
- Matoula Manos Nickles, 86, passed
away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2016. She was born
in Gorista, Laconia, Greece, daughter of the late James and
Helen Zaharis Manos and was the widow of George P. Nickles
who died in 2007.
She came to the United States with
her family in 1947 settling in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1957 she
and George moved to Ithaca to become co-owners of Pop's
Place, a favorite Cornell University eatery. More recently,
she worked at the family business, Manos Diner, greeting the
patrons of the diner with a friendly smile and building
lasting friendships along the way. She was a long time
member of St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church where she had
served as the president of the Philoptochos Society and
delighted many Ithacans with her signature pastry
A loving and devoted wife, mother,
grandmother, aunt, godmother and friend, Matoula is survived
by her daughter, Anna (John) Stavropoulos; her
grandchildren, Georgina and Matoula Stavropoulos and Jory
and Jamie Nickles and her treasured brother, Bill (Paulette)
Samuel Christopher Ford
Samuel Christopher Ford (6 lbs 10oz.) was born to Justin and
DLouisa (Kontos) Ford on February 25th. 6 lbs 10oz. Samuel is
the grandson of Demos and Louise Kontos.
Niko Kelman Laskaris
Athan and Jessica Laskaris announce the birth of their son, Niko
Kelman Laskaris, on October 11th, 2016. Niko is the grandson of
Peter and Helen Laskaris and Ken and Jane Johnson.
Samuel Joseph Laskaris
Stephen and Becky Laskaris are proud to announce the birth of
their son Samuel Joseph Laskaris on November 12, 2016. The
couple and their new son reside in Evanston, Illinois. Samuel is
the grandson of Alex and Sarah Laskaris of Nashville, TN and
Brian and Teresa Parker of Skokie, Illinois. Congratulations to
Stephen and Becky.
Jack Thomas Moffett
Joan and John Zacharias
welcomed their first grandchild on June 27, 2016. Jack Thomas
Moffett weighed in at 5 lb about 5 weeks early, but is healthy
He has already made three trips to Pittsburgh from Houston, TX
, to visit his Yia Yia and Papou! We have been blessed as he
provides so much joy.
Athanasios Burlotos, son of
Christie and Alex Burlotos and great grandson of Alex and
Nikonia Laskaris, graduated with Honors from The Ohio State
University with degrees in Chemical Biomolecular Engineering and
Biology. Athan plans to attend medical school next year.
Christian Burlotos finished his third year at The University
of Notre Dame majoring in Civil Engineering. In May he will
tour Europe for 3 weeks with the ND Glee Club. Christian will be
working in Seattle this summer for Kiewit, a multinational
construction firm, before returning to South Bend for his senior
Elaina Burlotos is finishing her junior year at Revere
High School in Richfield, OH. Eliana is keeping very busy with
school and playing plenty of lacrosse. Eliana was named
Division II First Team All Ohio in lacrosse.
John Zacharias Update
John Zacharias dearly misses his many friends from Tzintzina,
and as most of you know, due to his Parkinson’s Disease, is
unable to travel there in July. We often show pictures and
videos of conventions past, and he revels in these memories. If
you would like to drop him a card or note, his address is as
Sunrise of Upper St
500 Village Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Stephanie Costianes Engaged
Stephanie Costianes and Matt McVay got engaged.
Patty C. Poulos
Patty C. Poulos, age 92, of Ithaca, NY,
passed away on September 8, 2015. She was born on July 25, 1923
in Cortland, NY. She was the daughter of the late Stamata
Zaharis Caroombas and the late Nicholas John Caroombas, owner of
the Olympia Ice Cream and Candy store in Groton, NY. Her
husband, the late Peter J. Poulos, was manager of the Olympia
and was co-owner of Pop’s Place Restaurant, Ithaca, NY, from
1951 to 1973. She was a member of St. Catherine Greek Orthodox
Church and the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Ithaca, and the
Tsintzina Society, Celeron, NY. She is survived by her children,
Katherine (John) Van Markwyk and Nicholas Poulos, both of
Syracuse, NY, Stella (Toula) Chronis of Auburn, NY and Father
Seraphim Poulos of Roseland, NJ; six grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Alex
Poulos in 1999.
Nicholas Poulos, 73, of Syracuse, son of
the late Patty Poulos and Peter Poulos, passed away peacefully
with his family by his side on August 26 after a short illness.
A US Air Force Veteran, Nick also obtained three Master’s
was Emeritus Professor and Department Chairperson of Human
Services at Onondaga Community College. Nick was predeceased by
his son, Alex Poulos. He is survived by his daughter, Beth
Poulos Etuale, of Syracuse, and his three beloved grandchildren,
Jadon, Kaia and Alia, who were the light of his life. He loved
the outdoors, kayaking and swimming with is grandchildren.
Constance V. Pappas
Constance V. Pappas passed away on March
24, 2017 at the age of 83. Constance went by several names over
her lifetime but was most fondly known as “Yia Yia” to her large
and devoted family and many friends.
Constance was born in
Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 1933.
A lifelong Chicago Cubs
fan, Constance was thrilled to celebrate her first World Series
victory. She enjoyed attending fitness classes into her 80’s,
playing cards with her friends, arguing about sports and
politics, cooking, and most of all her family.
legacy lives on in: her children, John (Teresa) Pappas, Venetia
(Jimmy) Roumbos, Antigone (Brian) Wojtas, Louis (Margot) Pappas,
and Thomas Pappas; her grandchildren, Thomas Pappas, Dina
LaMarche, Johno Pappas, Anna Rachford, Jaqueline Pappas,
Angeline Pappas, Louis Pappas, Gina Taglianetti, T.J. Pappas,
Pauline Pappas, Michael Pappas, Jack Schultz, Christina Schultz,
Nick Wojtas, and Andrew Wojtas; her growing number of
great-grandchildren, Ava Pappas, Sontino Damiano, Giovanni
Damiano, Eleanor Constance LaMarche, John LaMarche, and
Machiavelli Taglianetti; and many much beloved nieces and
nephews of the Ventouras, Nickles, and Papaioannou families.
Constance is predeceased by and now joins: her husband, Thomas
Pappas; her parents, Louis and Venetia Virginia Nickles; and her
brothers, Peter L. Nickles and Nick L. Nickles.
Nicholas P. Costianes
Costianes, age 88 of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Albion,
quietly passed away Dec. 10, 2016. He was born Sept. 19,1928 in
Batavia, new York to Peter J and Katherine J. (Comuntzis)
Costianes. He married Frances B. Face on Aug. 26, 1951 and she
preceded him in death on April 5, 2014.
Nick graduated from high school in
New Concord, Ohio in 1947. After serving two years in the Navy,
he held various jobs
prior to joining the Albion Recorder in 1957. After 31 years,
mostly serving as advertising manager, he continued to work in
advertising sales at Salesman Publications from 1988 until his
retirement in June 2004 at the age of 75.
Nick served on Albion City Council
for the 4th Precinct from 1968-1972. Nick was an active member
at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church where he held several offices
and directed the choir. More recently, he was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Albion and has served on their
Board of Sessions.
He is survived by three daughters,
Pauline Costianes of Westland, Michigan; Christine Costianes
(Mary Rice) of Indianapolis, Indiana; Kathleen Costianes of
Seminole, Florida; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; and a few cousins.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, wife Frances, five brothers and four sisters.
Constantine Peter (“Dean”) Manos
Constantine Peter (“Dean”) Manos, son of the late Peter and
Ourania (Alexis) Manos, passed away at the age of 92, on
November 15, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after a lengthy
illness. His parents had emigrated from the Tsintzina region of
Greece several years earlier and ultimately settled in Erie.
Dean was the youngest of their 3 children, born on Oct 19, 1924.
served his country in World War II, joining the Army Air Corps,
where he served from 1942-1945. Following the war, Dean attended
Gannon College in Erie, receiving his B.A. Degree in Arts and
Humanities in 1949.
Dean was married to the former Judith
Towsley from 1973-1981. Upon their marriage, Dean moved to Ann
Arbor, where he lived for the remainder of his life, and was
active in the Ann Arbor business and social community. His
favorite activities including attending University of Michigan
sporting events, especially football games in the “Big House”,
and playing golf with his friends and family. Dean was a
lifelong member of the Tsintzina Society, and was a yearly
participant in the annual reunion events in Jamestown, NY.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sister
Sophia. He will be remembered by those who knew him best: His
brother Nick, nephew Peter and wife Kass, their children
Nicholas, David and Melissa, all of Eden Prairie MN, and several
godsons. There will be a celebration of his life on July 27,
2017, at Ricardo’s Restaurant in Erie, where family and friends