NEW YORK – “Eternal be his memory” of Dr. Antoine Harovas” said His Eminence Archbishop. Demetrios during a
prayer service in Dr. Antoine Harovas’ memory. The wake was held September 28 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral.
Demetrios – who had just returned from officiating at the funeral of John Tavlaridis, Dean of the St. Sophia Cathedral in
Washington, DC – emphasized all that Dr. Harovas did in life, what he created and offered, and that is the foundation to
keep his memory alive among all who knew him.
As Demetrios chanted the memorial, his voice trembled with emotion, as he turned to the family and friends of
Harovas, who gathered to pay homage to husband, father, friend, and physician.
Demetrios also spoke of Harvoas’ round-the-clock availability and the work he did on the Cathedral’s Board.
“He was an exemplary scientist and physician, but also a wonderful servant of the Greek Orthodox Church.”
Though Harovas’ death was sudden, Demetrios noted, he died in peace and with his family by his side.
Frs. Alex Karloutsos and John Vlahos, and Deacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos assisted the archbishop in the service.
Demetrios read a letter from Patriarch Bartholomew, who was a personal friend of the deceased.
Harvoas immigrated to the United States, coming from the Voio province in Western Macedonia.
He was one of the most renowned cardiologists in New York City and worked at Roosevelt Hospital. He acquired his
specialty at Columbia (now New York) Presbyterian Hospital. He was noted for his ethics, generosity and compassion.
Dr. Harovas is survived by his wife, Euterpe, children Anna and Michael Xylas, Lea and John Bendo, and Stephanie and
Bryan Ferro, and grandchildren Alexander, Evan, Alexa, Nicholas, Andrew, and Sophia