Kostas (Konstantinos) Athanas of Secane, Pa. passed away on May 11th , 2019 at the age of 81 years old. He was born in Palio Elefttohori, Katerini, Greece to Parthena (Mavridis) and Ioannis Athanasiadis. Kostas emigrated from Greece to the US in 1982 with his family to pursue a more prosperous life and to join his recently passed brother, Dr. Efthimios Athanas. He was a hard-working, food business entrepreneur for over 30 years. Kostas is survived by his loving wife, Hariklia who worked by his side faithfully and supportively. He enjoyed hunting, listening to Pontian music, and telling anecdotes to his family and friends.
He was a devoted father to his son, John (Carol) Athanas, and his daughter, Nikoletta (Jose) Salas and the late Athanasios, who proceeded him in death. He was also a proud and adoring Papou to his eight grandchildren, Haroula, Pela, Kostas, Arielle, Tereza, Dean, Leah, and Little Dean. He was notorious for bringing them not just one “sokofreta”, but by the box loads. He is also survived by his siblings, Maria Kougiomtzidis and Mihalis Athanasiadis.
His funeral service will be at 11am Thursday, May 16th at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, Pa 19082. Friends and family are welcome to attend a viewing from 10am to 11am in the church. Interment will follow at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 Sproul Road, Springfield, Pa 19064.
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229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby PA 19082
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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