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Jack Georgalas, AHEPA Past Supreme President, Has Died

SEAFORD, VA – AHEPA Past Supreme President A (Anastasius) Jack Georgalas of Seaford, VA has passed away. He was 91. Georgalas served as Supreme President of AHEPA in 2002-2003. He served AHEPA in many elected offices including Past Chairman of the Board. He was a member of AHEPA Chapter 241 in Newport News, VA.

Georgalas and his wife Mary of blessed memory were pillars of the Greek-American community in the Tidewater area.
Childhood sweethearts, the couple married on Christmas Day, 1952. They were inseparable from the moment they met and shared a love greater than no other. Together, they raised their four children, Suzanne, Venisse, Jack, and Harry. They loved nothing more than being together, watching their seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren run and play.

Together, the Handges and Georgalas families founded Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News. Mary and Jack continued their families’ legacy by being active members and one of the largest contributors to their parish. Georgalas and his wife established Tri-Cities Beverage in 1959. Mary Georgalas passed away on May 25, 2019.

The Trisagion for Jack Georgalas will be held at 6 PM at Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Newport News on Sunday, November 7.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 8 at Saints Constantine and Helen at 11:30 AM. Eternal be his memory.


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