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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 10.02.2020

Peter Mottee Kempsey NSW Australia


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 ...

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submitted by Judy Conomos on 05.07.2018

Stavrianos Ioannou Megaloconomos (1931-2017)

Stavrianos Ioannou Megaloconomos (1931-2017)

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 11.12.2016

John G. Alfieris (Feb. 28, 1883 - Dec. 6, 1966) Oakland, CA, USA

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 ...

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 05.11.2016

Sophia (Cominos) Paris 1925-2016

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, ...

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 18.11.2016

John Faros (1893-1950) Obituary - Central Queensland Herald, 20 July 1950


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 ...

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 22.08.2016

Fate Decided By the Toss of Penny - Anastasios Hlentzos (1904-1932c)

Cootamundra Herald, Monday 6 June 1932



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 ...

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 14.01.2016

Bessie Gianakos, 1938-2015

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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 07.07.2015

Stratis "Tzambiras" Theodorakakis. The Pied Piper of Potamos

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 ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 12.05.2015

Farewell to George Poulos, the man who made milkshakes in Summer Hill for 63 years

Sydney Morning Herald

Date May 11, 2015

Stephanie Wood

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 ...

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submitted by Marianne Casimatis on 01.03.2015

Emanuel Casimatis

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 ...

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submitted by Aphrodite Kringas on 20.10.2014

George Coroneos

View / download a .pdf copy of the eulogy, here:

Coroneos euology all pages s.pdf

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". ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 13.05.2014

Theo Poulos

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 ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 25.04.2014

Lest We Forget - Flying Officer William Gengos, Pte Steleanos Gengos


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 ...

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submitted by Amanda Rosso Buckton on 15.04.2014

Mary Rosso

Mary Rosso
13th February, 1938 – 11th March, 2013

all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal


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submitted by Bill P Cassimatis on 17.12.2013

Peter (Paul) Alex Cassimatis

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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 10.11.2013

Peter George (Tzortzopoulos)

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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 30.10.2013

Spiro Peter Tsicalas

Wing Commander
(Ret) RAAF

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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 26.10.2013

Evangelia Poulos.

Evangelia’s Story

View / Download a .pdf version of this Obituary, here:

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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Funeral Notification on 21.10.2013

Angela Poulos (Evangelia Tzortzopoulos)

Funeral Notice

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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 10.09.2013

Aussie football pioneer Sir Arthur George dies at 98 after almost 20 years of service to game

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.