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Daphne Sophia Prodis, Former Contributor to TNH, Dies at 77

August 5, 2019

JAMAICA, NY – Daphne Sophia Prodis, age 77, of Jamaica, Queens, NY passed away on July 29 after a length and brave battle with cancer. She was born on September 24, 1941 to Paul and Dorothea Prodromidis. Prodis was predeceased by her parents and brother Peter.

She attended Jamaica High School and Long Island University and wrote an events column for the National Herald. She also helped with her father's radio program, The Greek Radio Parade, which aired each Sunday on WLIB.

Prodis worked for many years at the New York City Department of Design and Construction in their community outreach group. In 2001, she volunteered at the Holy Trinity Church near Ground Zero helping Emergency service workers on break.

Prodis was a passionate fan of the Jets and Mets and worked for both teams when they were at Shea Stadium. She will be missed by family and friends.

Prodis is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Penelope and Nickitas Panayotou of New Fairfield, CT, her goddaughter and niece Dorothea Panayotou of New Fairfield CT, her nephew Frank and his wife Kelly and their children Jack, Sophia, and Eva Panayotou of Cambridge, MA, and her nephew Nickitas and his wife Narimane and their children Nino and Troy Panayotou of Hillsborough, CA, as well as several close cousins and her two loyal doggies Sunny and Shadow.

The wake will be held at Frederick Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY on Monday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5-9 PM. Church services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 84-35 152nd Street in Jamaica, NY, on Wednesday, Aug. 7 starting at 11:30 AM. Internment will be at the family plot in Pinelawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 84-35 152nd Street, Jamaica NY 11432 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

(From Newsday, published on Aug. 4)

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