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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 10.02.2020
Mr. Peter Mottee 1885 – 1942
Peter Constantine Mottee, head of the firm of Messrs. Mottee Bros. Kempsey, passed away in the hospital at Kempsey on Monday (4 May 1942), aged 57 years.
A fine man, Peter Mottee, quiet and unassuming, but possessed of a very happy and agreeable nature that endeared him to all who knew him. Well informed on many subjects, he was a very interesting ...
submitted by Judy Conomos on 05.07.2018
Stavrianos Ioannou Megaloconomos (1931-2017)
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 11.12.2016
John G. Alfieris
Feb. 28, 1883 - Dec. 6, 1966
Trisagion services for John G. Alfieris, 83, retired Oakland restaurant operator and patriarch of the East Bay Greek community, will be held at 8 o’clock tonight at Grant Miller’s, 2850 Telegraph Ave., Oakland,
Services will be held at 11:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland.
Mr. Alfieris, who sold his last ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 05.11.2016
The Kytherian Society of California mourns the loss of long time member Sophia Paris who passed away gently in her sleep on November 1, 2016 at the age of 91. She was a devoted member of the Kytherian Society of California for many many years and always attended our luncheon Panigyri’s and functions. Sophie’s father Harry Cominos, ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 18.11.2016
Mr. J. Faros
By the death of Mr. John Faros, Clermont has lost a well-known citizen and a man whose support was behind any progressive movement,
particularly in the sporting field. Mr. Faros possessed a fine personality which gained him the respect of his numerous friends. He had been an inmate of the Clermont Hospital for six weeks.
Born at Kytheria, Greece, 57 years ago, Mr. Faros had traveled widely and lived a life of fullness ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 22.08.2016
Cootamundra Herald, Monday 6 June 1932
FATE DECIDED BY THE T0SS OF A PENNY
The toss of a penny decided the fateful trip which the two Harden townspeople made to Cootamuhdra. One of them was killed, the other is in hospital with his right arm broken at the wrist and above the elbow.
The man who was killed was Anastassios Hlentzos, 28, employed at the 'Gardon of Roses'' restaurant, Hadden, by Mr. Anthony ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 14.01.2016
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Our dear friend and Kytherian Society of California member Bessie Gianakos, passed away on December 25, 2015. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 4, 2016, at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church in Covina, CA, with cemetery services following at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont.
Bessie was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. She lived in Claremont, in Southern California. She never married and had no children. Education was ...
submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 07.07.2015
In the winter of 1980 a child of the Kytherian diaspora made her first pilgrimage to the island of her parents' birth with her two mid-teen sons in tow. A first cousin whom she had never met, a shopkeeper in Potamos, was one of the few relatives left on the island. In this shopkeeper they found a character of literary proportions, a man whose personality might have been lifted from the pages of a Kazantzakis or Durrell novel.
Their experiences of this man, Stratis Theodorakakis, would ...
submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 12.05.2015
Sydney Morning Herald
Date May 11, 2015
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George Poulos with his daughter, Aphrodite, and son, Nik, outside his milk bar in 2014. "It gave him something to do — to get up in the morning and do things." Photo: Wolter Peeters
He was a soldier and a hero. His family called him "the General". He made milkshakes in Summer Hill for 63 years and ...
submitted by Marianne Casimatis on 01.03.2015
Biography of Emanuel Casimatis
To view / download a version of this article in Greek, as a .pdf:
Emanuel Casimatis article.pdf
Born in Pitsinianika, Kythera in April 1919, Emanuel Casimatis was the tenth child of Gerasimos and Anizina Casimatis. He came from a big family of five brothers and six sisters, and the villagers would call ...
submitted by Aphrodite Kringas on 20.10.2014
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View / download a .pdf copy of the eulogy, here:
Coroneos euology all pages s.pdf
GEORGE CORONEOS was born in Piraeus, Greece on 22 April 1922. His parents were Panagiotis Coroneos and Aphrodite (nee Coroneos) from Karavas, Kythera, where the family spent many months of the year. Their "paratsoukli" (nickname) was "Faganas". ...
submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 13.05.2014
May 12th, 2014
Late of Wentworth Falls
Formerly of Katoomba
Loving husband of Anna (Annette). Beloved father, grandfather and brother of Maria, Raymond, Annette, Alexander, Elenie, Nicole, Harry and Maria.
Parachoukli - Sihanoulis
Forever in our Hearts
The relatives and friends of the late THEO POULOS are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held at Leura Memorial Gardens Crematorium Kitchener Road, Leura ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 25.04.2014
Flying Officer William Gengos
Tobruk 12 August 1942
Private Steleanos Gengos
El Alemain 1 September 1942
The Gengos (Tzentzos) family who established themselves 1914-1922 in Inverell and later moved to Moree suffered the greatest loss with two family members Flying Officer William Gengos and Private Steleanos (Stan) Gengos, themselves cousins, killed within a few weeks of ...
submitted by Amanda Rosso Buckton on 15.04.2014
13th February, 1938 – 11th March, 2013
all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal
submitted by Bill P Cassimatis on 17.12.2013
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Born in Karavas, Kythera, Greece on 16th February 1935 to Alexandros and Maria Cassimatis.
In 1949 Peter migrated to Australia. He was 14 years old when he arrived; He started work at Warren in a café.
At age 24 he married Helen Sophios in Sydney. Peter and Helen were blessed with three children, Alex, John and Bill.
Sadly Helen passed away in 1971.
At age 48 Peter married Beryl Coroneos ...
submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 10.11.2013
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EULOGY PETER GEORGE – born Karava, Kythira 8 Dec 1934
Peter George, – an Australian Greek more than a Greek Australian.
He loved Australia and marvelled at its beauty.
To acknowledge the blessings and opportunity this great country bestowed upon him as a 15 year old immigrant boy, survivor of the devastation of the Great Depression and World War 2, the adult Peter contributed time serving on a number ...
submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 30.10.2013
Late of Erina, NSW
and formerly of
Lismore, NSW and
Kurrajong Heights, NSW
3.3.1920 - 19.10.2013
Ex No. 31 & 34 Squadron (RAF) in the Middle East, India and Burma,
No. 1 Squadron RAAF (Singapore). Later served as Senior Equipment Supply Officer in RAAF including in Butterworth (Malaya) and Vietnam. Loved husband of Judy and fond father and father-in-law of Peter and Susan, Michael ...
submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 26.10.2013
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Angela Poulos' Story.pdf
Evangelia Poulos (nee Coroneos) was born on 23 April 1928 on the Greek island of Kythera, the third child of a poor peasant family of seven. Her parents Triantafilos and Georgia lived traditionally ...
submitted by Kytherian Funeral Notification on 21.10.2013
23.4.28 – 19.10.13 (85 years)
Born in Karavas, Kythera, Greece. Late of Gladesville, Sydney.
Dearly loved wife of Kostas (dec). Beloved mother of George, Olympia (dec), Peter, Phillip and Eric. Cherished mother-in-law of Lorraine, Lyn and Elizabeth. Treasured grandmother of Angelique, Dean, Gabriella, Nick, Anna, Isabella and Sebastian. Loved sister of Helen, Voula, Toula (dec), Theo (dec), Nick(dec) and Manual (dec). Esteemed aunty to ...
submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 10.09.2013
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Sir Arthur George passes away after 20 years of service to Aussie football. Source: News Limited
SIR Arthur George, the longest-serving president of the former Australian Soccer Federation (ASF), has died at the age of 98.
George, knighted in 1972 for his services to the Greek Australian community, was a key figure as soccer transitioned towards becoming a mainstream sport in the 1960s and 70s.
Gravestone for Panayiotis and Ekaterini Vamvakaris
Monument for Panayiotis and Ekaterini Vamvakaris
Not sure if I can help if she was born in Smyrna. Lots of Kytherians emigrated to...
My maternal grandparents were Greek . I believe they were born in Smyrna & emigrated to Egypt....
About 5 minutes into the program Ada Margariti, who is an Attorney at Law, speaks about how she came to...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
You’ve heard of PhDs in science, medicine and education but have you...
Brisbane kytherians at paliochora excursion ..exploring the wonderful site and seeing all the churches .. this one is called ' e...
Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
Ruby was born 16 September...
12.09.2020 (Message Board)
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08.09.2020 (Message Board)
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