NEW YORK – Twelve* Greek Americans are among the 1,000 who died from coronavirus and whose names published the New York Times, on its first page.
They come from all over the country and the short descriptions of who they were are quite revealing: from “a trailblazer for TribeCa,” to “remained proud of her Greek heritage,” to “fierce advocate for educational opportunity”.
Andreas koutsoudakis, 59, New York City, trailblazer for TribeCa.
Petersakas, 67, Northbrook,IL, ran an animal hospital.
Helen Kaftis,91,Chicago, known for her Greek chicken and stuffed peppers.
Harry P. Misthos, 87, San Francisco Bay area, Cal. loved the ocean and enjoyed swimming and boating.
Gene Zahas, 78, Oakland, Calif. fierce advocate for educational opportunity.
Peter Kafkis, 91 ,Chicago, worked mostly factory jobs to support his family.
Helen Demetoglous, 96, remained proud of her Greek heritage.
Margaret Skaliotis, 92, Boston, high school library aide and and a teacher’s aid.
Emmanuel Demetri, 61, gloucester mass.one of the first to compete in the Special Olympics.
Maria Tassiopoulos ,78, Braintree, Mass, made the best baklava, ever.
Dorothy Spanos, 90, Orangeburg, N.Y., her authentic Greek cooking and dancing second to none.
Angeline Michalopoulos, 92, Des Plaines, ILL, was never afraid to sing or dance.
May their memory be eternal!
*This version has been corrected, to remove Charles Constantino from the above list as the late was of Italian descent.