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Thalia Kouvatas Panos
November 4, 2023
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Thalia Kouvatas Panos (nee Kouvatas), formerly Thalia Tsantes. Passed away on November 4, 2023. Family and friends are welcome to attend her calling hour Thursday November 16, 2023 from 10:00-11am at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, Pa. 19008. Her funeral service will begin promptly at 11am. Interment will take place at a later time and date.
Thalia was born on November 24, 1934 and was raised above her parents’ diner, The Cove, later renamed the New Deal Diner in Camden, New Jersey. She graduated from Drexel University and taught home economics before marrying George Tsantes, a naval officer. With George, she raised 3 children as she traveled the world in support of her husband’s naval career. When Capt. George Tsantes was felled in the line of duty by terrorists in Greece, she went back to school and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University. She was a guidance counsellor in Virginia Beach.
After being widowed for over a decade, her family introduced her to another widower, Dr. Charles Panos from Pennsylvania. She then remarried and relocated from Virginia to Pennsylvania where she established a new home closer to all of her brothers and sister. She was a devoted member of the Philoptochos organization of the St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church and spent countless hours baking, sewing pillows for child cancer patients, and other charitable projects. She enjoyed being a volunteer with the Surrey Services for Seniors—Devon where she helped seniors prepare their taxes. She and her husband Charles also avidly toured the country collecting antique trains and travelling the world on cruises every year.
She is survived by her loving husband Dr. Charles Panos of Devon, PA; her son George K. Tsantes of Virginia; her son Nicholas G. Tsantes and his wife Kathy Provost of Massachusetts; and daughter Stephanie Tsantes of Delaware. She is also survived by 3 step-sons, George, Nick, and Dean Panos. She was loving grandmother to five grandchildren and 9 step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Thalia’s name.