Greek Family Photographs

Greek Ancestry In Middletown, Ohio
And including Parts of Butler, Warren, Montgomery and Hamilton Counties.

Last Updated  03/10/2013
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         Gus Christy and Victoria Paraska on their wedding day
                         July 30, 1929 - Canton, Ohio

Photo#2: Victoria Christy and Mary Ellen at home - 5 N. Clinton St., c. 1940
Photo#3: Victoria & camera-shy George next to Chili Parlor- 9 N.Clinton  c.1939
Photo#4: Lou & Mary Ellen Christy with father Gus & George Bugitzedes c.1948

by
George Christy
21  January 2009
    Virginia Tsalbins & George Christy  on their wedding day
     July 12, 1964 in New York at the Three Heirarchs Church in Brooklyn. 
Picture # 2:  The wedding party at the church entrance: L-R: Diane Saraiotes, Mary Ellen Christy, .. , Irene Valen -koumbara, Virginia & George, Louis Christy, Simeon Tsalbins, Jim Demetrion, John Garafolas, Jean Tsalbins.
by
George Christy
24  July 2010
           Jean Tasolides & Jim Tsalbins on their wedding day
                At the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manhattan, N.Y.

They moved to Middletown following retirement and their daughter's delivery (Virginia Christy) of their grandson, Dean Christy.
by
George Christy
24  July 2010
      Mary Ellen Christy and Panayiotes (Pete) Stilianos during their wedding ceremony at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek orthodox Church in Middletown, Ohio on April 21, 1968. Pete moved from Piraeus, Greece in 1968. Father Milton officiated and at the right, the bride's father, Gus Christy, performed the duties of cantor.
Picture#2:  Reception line at the church.
Picture#3: Wedding Party: L~R; Nick Hadjistialinos, Szmara Paraska Perrotta, Chris Demakes, Pete Stilianos, Mary Ellen Stilianos, Joyce Christy, Paul Hadjistilianos.   Picture#4:  Traditional Dance led by the Bride & Groom.
by
Mary E. Stilianos
April  2012

    This is a picture of my sister, Mary Ellen Christy (now Stilianos) when she visited
 relatives in Polikarpi, Greece in 1962. Note: many families who were evacuated from Veletler in Asia Minor in 1922 were sent to Polikarpi.
    Her escort is Theodoros, brother of Stratton and Fotis Papakirk, who have lived in Middletown many years. The donkey's name is unremembered but a prime mode of transport back then when only a very privileged few had cars (none in the village). She spent several days in the village, located in mountainous country northwest of Salonika. The village did not yet have running water, electricity, telephones, etc, but the villagers knew how to enjoy the basics of life. During her 6 week trip to Athens, Salonika, and Kavala, Mary Ellen expanded her rudimentary knowledge of the Greek language to an impressive level of proficiency, along with customs and other aspects of Greek Life. She has remembered it as a wonderful experience.

by
George Christy
24  January 2009

                              Gus Valen Family 
 This is a picture of my godfather, Gus Valen and his wife Irene, with children Tony (much later, a judge) and Despina (Sakelos) who later operated a private, high tech state-of-the-art studio for piano instruction in Wyoming, Ohio.
  I am guessing it was taken in 1939.

by
George Christy
24  January 2009
Wedding party for Jim Bugitzedes' and Marion Gregory in Aliquipa Pa.
L-R - Pete Lainas, Irene Bugitzedes, Marian and Jimmy, Sophia Gregory, Jim Demetrion,   Mary Frangopoulos, George Christy.
by
 George Christy
 Constandinos Georgopoulos  arrived in Panama in 1908 where he worked until 1912 building the Canal. After establishing contact with John Demetrion, who he knew from his home village of Veletler, he came to Middletown to work at Armco. He sent money to his nephew, Gus Christy, to pay for passage to Middletown.  Years later he started a shoe shine parlor in Dayton. In 1922 he moved to Salonica where he met and married Petrini Hadjianagnostou in 1923. Of their 4 children, Angeliki Kioultzopoulos and Nick Georgopoulos, later settled in Middletown in the 1960's.
Constandinos in 1952 with daughter, Angeliki, at their Polikarpi home.
Map of Polikarpi in 2011, population is 1,024.
Angeliki and fiance, Vasili Kioultzopoulos in 1954. Angeliki and first-born, George.
by
Nick Georgopoulos
Sept. 2010 
& Angela Kioultzopoulos Aug. 2011
      Nick Georgopoulos and Maria Hadjiapostolou are wed in Middletown, Ohio on January 7, 1961.
Wedding Party: L~R: Eleni Lazaros (Maria's niece), Mary Ellen Christy, Alice Sciannamblo, Maria and Nick, Costa Lazaros, Costa Sotiriglou, Strattton Papakirk, and George Christy.  On the Dais, Mary Ellen, Alice, Stratton, Stella, Maria & Nick
Guests  at the reception, held at the church social hall.
Photo#2: Nick Georgopoulos and Stratton Papakirk ready to go to school.
Photo#3: The boys visit Salonica: R1 - Nick Georgopoulos, Jordani Ververis,
R2 - Stratton Papakirk, John Georgopoulos, unknown
by
Nick Georgopoulos
Sept. 2010 

 

               Fotis Papakirk and Kitsa Horisani are wed in Polikarpi, Greece  on January 16, 1963.   Fotis on leave from the army   
 Fotis & Kitsa with their grandchildren  L-R: Carrie Langendorf, Tamika Tompolides, Michael Langendorf &  Fotis Tompolides.
Fotis was well known at parties to be light on his feet and an excellent dancer. 
Brothers Fotis and Stratton
observe the festivities at a family event.
 
by Chris and Christina Papakirk March, 2012
     Mary and Steve Thomas are wed on June 20, 1920

Picture#2:  Steve Thomas on the job doing plant maintenance at Armco Steel - East Works.
Picture#3:  Youngest daughter, Thalia, in front of the Thomas residence on Crawford St.
Her visitor is John Garofalos.
by
Stavros
Ververis
May 2010
The wedding of Thalia Thomas and Nick Ververis at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Middletown, Ohio in 1961.
Koumbaro was George Soter. Bridesmaids: Irene Bugitzedes, Kiki Demetrion, & Irma ?  Ushers: Stratton Papakirk & George Christy. Chanter: Costa Mathews
From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004
         Wedding Party for John and Efthemia Revelos
Sitting: 3 unknowns, John & Effie Revelos, unknown, Dorothy Revelos;
Standing: 2 unknowns, Maria Georgopoulos, 3 unknowns, Nick Paullin. 
From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004
                        Nick Revelos Family
Photo#1:  Nick Revelos and Frosene with children (from L. - Lula, George and Mike. c 1934
Photo#2:
 R1: Dolores, George C., Mary Skalkas, Mike, Lula and me;  R2: Zella, Dorothy and George J.; R3: Aunt Effie, Aunt Sophia holding Bea, Aunt Angela holding Peanuts and my mother. I think it was taken in 1935. 
Photo#3:  Frosene with her sister Tasi (walking) on a visit to Greece (Frosene went as a delegate to the Clergy-Laity Convention in Athens)

Pictures
submitted
By
 George N. Revelos
27 May 2009

       Three Generations of the Stevens Family.

Helen Stevens with sons Chris (on right) and Paul. Grandson Bobby is next to his mother, Jewell
Picture#2. Chris and Jewell Stevens holding their son Robert. c.1935
Picture#3.  Paul Stevens with his mother, Helen.
Picture#4. A relaxing afternoon in Antigone Demosthenes back yard. L-R: Sophia       Demetrion, Helen Stevens, Anna Garofalos, and Antigone.
By
S.K.Sharon
May 2010

Anna Sarris and husband Chris at their home in Detroit, Michigan'

In later years, Anna made her home in Middletown, which was the long-time home of her sister, Victoria Christy.

By
 Mary E. Stilianos
 George Garofalos and  Anna Papadoglou  on their Wedding Day.
They were married on February 18, 1926 in Miami, Florida.
Anna's first cousin Constantine Doumanoglou (aka Demetriou) was
the kumbaro.
by
Cleo Garvin
29 March 2010

The Wedding of Mavis and Nick Garofalos in  Saunemin, Illinois, on December 23, 1951

Top row L to R:  Steve Axiotes, John Garafolas, Don Shubert and ??
Bottom row:  Cleo & Mary Garofalos Nick, Mavis , Helen Earsgovac and Ann Gaston
Ring bearer _Keith Shubert
Nick said Helen Earsagovac, a college friend of Mavis, was Catholic and had to receive special permission from a priest in order to be in their wedding.

by
Cleo Garvin
5 May 2010

 


The wedding party of Mary Garofalos and Robert Gremley
Date: May 12, 1957 - First Baptist Church; Middletown, Ohio.

L-R: Thalia Thomas, Cleo Garofalos , Theona Creona Stathes, Nick Garofalos  , Mary, Bob, Dick Gremley,   John  Garofalos, Jerry Clauser.

by
Cleo Garvin
3 May 2010

The wedding reception of Cleo Garofalos and Bill Garvin at the Manchester Inn,  Middletown, Ohio on  Dec 26, 1960.  
Top row George Christy  and George Nick Revelos
L-R: Irene Pantel now Cavaleris,  Anna Dimitry now Johnson (her father and grandparents immigrated from Mudanya Turkey) Mary Garofalos Gremley, Cleo Garofalos Garvin, Bill Garvin, John Pantel (immigrant Tarsus region Turkey) Jim Kinder  John Garofalos
Ring Bearer Steve Garofalos   Flower Girl Beth Goldfies now  Ruff. 
Guests include this table: From left - Mary & George Bugitzedes, Peter & Photini Janetos, Victoia Christy, Maria Georgeopoulos, Gus Christy, Stratis Petroglou (his grandaughter, Renee Stephan Nicholas, sits at extreme left.). Anna Garofalos is standing. 

Cleo Gavin: We were married Dec. 26, 1960 at the Middletown Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Bill was teaching so we used his Christmas break as our time to go to New York to welcome in the New Year at Times Square and our lives together. 
by
George Christy
25  January 2009
                                  Garvin Baptism
The Baptism was for Diane Garvin - God Parents George and Virginia Christy
and
Elaine Garvin - God Parent, Kiki Demetrion Gordon. 
Date is April 26. 1970. Saints  Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Middletown, Ohio. The priest was Fr. Milton Efthimiou; chanter was Gus Christy.

Picture#2 - The girls are following the priest during the processional around the baptismal font. The girls in the picture are Jeanine Christy (now Kestler - George's daughter) and my sister's daughter, Paula Gremley
by
Cleo Garvin
3 February 200
9

 

     John and Sophia Demetrion and sons, Jim and Steve

Picture#1   John and Sophia Demetrion on their Wedding day in Salonica
Picture#2   John and Sophia honeymoon in Salonica, Greece - 1924
Picture#3  Jim on pony, Steve waiting for his turn.
Picture#4  Steve, John and Jim.
Picture#5  Steve drives, Jim provides some power.
Picture#6  George Demetrion with godson, Jim
Picture#7   Scouts: Jim Demetrion & Nick Garofalos on Nick's front porch
Picture#8    Jim Demetrion & Helen Petroglou behind her Arlington St. home.

Pictures
submitted by Jim J. Demetrion
in May, 2009

        Tom and Suzie Demetrion on their Wedding Day
29 October 1929 in Canton, Ohio 
Gus Demetriu served as cumbaro.
-- J.T. Demetrion note: picture appears to have been taken in same studio as Gus Christy (above).
A later picture of Tom & Suzie in civilian clothes - note the style of the day.
Picture#3   3 boys in a tub: Left to right:  Jim T., John, and Steve Demetrion. The man in the background is John Demetriou, the father of Suzie Demetrion and the grandfather of Jim T. and John Demetrion. 
Picture#4 - Out of the tub and into a career in the art museum.
by 
Jim J. Demetrion
May, 2009
    John and Sophia Demetriou with daughter, Suzie. C.1912
They lived in Canton, Ohio following immigration from Brusa, Asia Minor about the time of this photo. In later years, they moved to Middletown to live with their daughter, Suzie and son-in-law Tom Demetrion.
Photo#2 - John and Sophia Demetriou with daughter, Suzie and son, William on left, and new son-in-law, Tom. Studio in Canton.
by
John Demetrion
11 July 20010
George Demetrion and Penelope Vasiliadou on their Wedding Day.

They were married in Salonika, Greece on 22 August 1928
Photo#2 - Sophia Demetrion, Antigone Demostenes, Penelope and Kiki Demetrion
Photo#3 - It's Winter and time for fur for Victoria Christy & Penelope Demetrion

by
Nick Demetrion
27 January 2010
Nick Demetrion and Starling Grueser on their Wedding Day.
June, 1955 in Elyria, Ohio
Photo#2 - The Wedding Party
Photo#3 - Nick and his daughter Kathy.
Photo#4 - Nick & Star in front of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, Brazil
Photo#5 - Nick on lap of godfather, Tom Stoikos with nouna Helen behind them, Mother  Penelope is on right & Olympia Callipolitis (Penelope's aunt) is on left.      
by
Nick Demetrion
14 October  2008
Mrs. James Huston, Jr. -

 The former Mary Apostol of Detroit, Mich., was a cousin of Mrs. Steve Vradelis.




George Christy note: This is an example of how the 'Proxenia' is a big part of Greek social history or culture.  Two friends, Steve Vradelis and Gus Mardas, and their wives here in Middletown become matchmakers for their friends or relatives in other cities (Detroit and Chillicothe, in this case), and another long distance marriage is "arranged."
 

by
Cleo Garvin
30 March 2009
L~R:  Nick & Helen Benetas, Stavrula Huly (mother of Helen & Bessie who resided with them on Lindon St. until her death in 1943), Bessie & Paul Regas From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004
Jim Axiotes and Mercena Ponticos on their Wedding Day.

Cincinnati, Ohio - appr. 1950             

By
Jim J. Demetrion
May 2009 
Ourania and Stratis Petroglou celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary
at a surprise party arranged by their daughter, Helen Stephan.

Picture#2: Stratis Petroglou in a portrait he sent to Ourania in Brusa, Asia Minor along with his proposal of marriage. She then made the trip to Middletown, Ohio.
Picture#3:  Stratis (near table - dark jacket) enjoys a luncheon for retirees at Armco Steel Co. - East Works,
Picture#4:  Sunday afternoon in the Petroglou's garden. They always enjoyed produce from Stratis's  hobby.

by
granddaughter
Kathy Spyrou
July 2010
Helen Petroglou and Tim Stephan on their Wedding Day in November, 1954

They settled in Dayton but maintained close ties with Middletown.

Picture#2 - Helen with Mary Ellis and young Jim J Demetrion after church.
Picture#3 - Helen's godfather, Theodore Demetriou. His name in his home village of Veletler was Domenoglou and he had a brother in Middletown who changed his name to Constantine Demetriou.
Picture#4 - Helen
is escorted down the aisle by her father, Efstratios, in 1954


by
Mary Ellen Stilianos
May 2009


______________
2 & 3 from
Kathy Spyrou

 

Theona Creona Stathes and her husband after moving to Dayton, Ohio

From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004

(Theona Stathes)

The Wedding of Steve  Comminos and Lillie Kourges in 1921.
An itinerant priest performed the ceremony and festivities were held at the home of the Ellis family on Crawford Street - Angeline Ellis was Lillie's sister. (The Ellis family later moved to Dayton and in-law Steve Thomas moved to their house from across the street.)   Pictured are top row L-R: Peter Kourges, Charles Ellis, visiting priest, groom-Efstratios Comminos, bride-Vasiliki Kourges, Fotini Kourges, Angeline Ellis,  boy Coston, Steve Ellis holding Tony Ellis, another boy Coston.    Row 2: girl Chakeris, Glen Ellis, Chick Chakeris, girl Coston.    Row 3:  Maria Salavatis, Anthony Salavatis Mary Salavatis, Harry Ellis, girl Chakeris

The Family c.1933 - R1: George, Terry, Georgia and Mary. R2: Florence Aldridge, Lillie

By
Georgia Comminos
May 2010

             The George Chakeris Family.

Luludia and George Chakiris and children: L-R - Jane, Helen, Peter  and Demetrios

They moved from Middletown to a farm on the Miami River near Chautaqua. Later they settled in Dayton, Ohio.

From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004

Constantine D. Dumenoglou later changed to Demetriou Source: Passenger Record Ellis Island Foundation Ethnicity Turkey, Greek Date of Arrival March 28, 1910 Age on Arrival 21y Gender M Marital Status S Ship of Travel Athinai Port of Departure Constantinople, Anatolia Calling or Occupation, Farm Hand Able to read and write Nationality Country of which citizen or subject, Ottoman Race or people, Greek Father Dem. Dumenoglou Deletleri Turkey In his possession was listed as either $18 or $25 Going to join relative / friend Cousin Nic Loussaly, 388 Water St. New York.

by
Vivian Moon
15 January 2009

 

Derekoy Orthodox church of Haghia Paraskevi

   "Derekoy is  in the Mudanya region of Turkey.  It is located less than 10 km south of the City of Mudanya. The ruins of the church are a result of Turkish aggression. Read more:

    Derekoy is the hometown of Charley Demosthenes and of Thomas Catsagians / Thos. Anastasi, who found their way to Middletown many decades ago. Charley operated a neighborhood saloon (residence above) on Clinton Street north of Central Avenue that later became known as the Chili Parlor and was operated by his son-in-law, Stan Tsakeris. ( the building was later demolished to allow for Urban Renewal, which never happened.)  Thomas ran a Kafenion on Clinton St. south of Central Av.
   
A short distance away was the village of Veletler (click on map), the ancestral home of many Middletown Greeks including Gus Christy; the Demetrion brothers, John, George and Tom; Papakirk brothers, Stratton and Fotis; and Ververis brothers, Nick and Demetri. Others from the Mudanya Region include Anna Garofalos, Steve Lazaron, Stratis Petroglou, Constantine Demetrion.
 
                          

Church Pictures
by
Eleni Fytili

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Comments and map by
George Christy

14 January 2009

 

Mudanya, Brusa, Asia Minor
The port city of Mudanya, in the Brusa Region of Asia Minor, was home to Anna Garofalos.  In this picture her grandaughters, Diane and Elaine Garvin, explore their grandmother's old neighborhood in 1991.  Anna was forced to evacuate with her mother to escape Turkish aggression in August 1922.
This picture is Anna and her mother, Fotini Papadoglu, taken at Easter, 1921 in the City of Brusa. (Mudanya residents sometimes took a train for an excursion to the 'big city" of Brusa, the historic capital city of Asia Minor)

A comprehensive report on the history of the family's immigration from Mudanya to Middletown has been prepared by Cleo Garofalos Garvin and can be read at a different internet location by searching on 'Mudanya garvinca docstoc'  in GOOGLE. Her work is broken up into several topics - just click on a single report - read, then click on the next.
HINT: For best view on Docstoc website, click Full Screen (next to Download button) and if ads appear at bottom, click Hide.
On the same website is a map of greater Mudanya with names in Greek, which were changed to Turkish names following the evacuation.

by
Cleo Garvin
7 March 2009

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1991 picture taken by
 John Garofalos

This is Gus Chifos shown tending to candles as part of his duties as a church councilman. He devoted much of his day to the church, keeping it clean and orderly. Most days he walked to and from the church from his home on Henry Avenue (near Jefferson School, a 2 mile walk) carrying a small brown bag lunch, continuing this practice into his 90's. If the weather was bad, his wife, Zelma, would drive him to the church. He died at age 96. His devotion made me think of him as having many of the qualities of a monk.

In his working years, Gus owned the Strand Theatre (See Business Photos Section for story) during the 1920's, then sold it to open a family style restaurant across the street called the Busy Bee. I remember it to be well named, as I observed my uncle, Harry Paraska, working there - he had a part-time job while attending Middletown High School in 1940. Gus and his brother Theodore ran the restaurant together through most of the 30's and 40's. Gus then opened a smaller restaurant by himself across the street from the Liberty Restaurant.

by
George Christy
7 July 2009

 

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mary and George Bugitzedes.
T
hey were married on September 23, 1926 in Middletown, Ohio.
The surprise celebration was noted in this Cincinnati Enquirer clipping in 1976.
 

From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004

 

               Christ Pallas and his daughter, Helen.  c.1963

From
Irene Cavalaris
11/14/2010


              The Jones Family gather to celebrate in Hamilton, OH

Do you recognize everybody?  Demus & Betty Jones compiled a names list to help you.

From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004

                        Charles and Yiannoula Jonson

Photo#2:  The Jonsons celebrate an anniversary in Hamilton.


Details needed - call GC

From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004

 

      Nicholas and Evangeline Jonson on their wedding day

Photo#2:  Nicholas Jonson family photo taken in 1937 in Hamilton, OH.
L~R: R-1: Demosthenes (Denny), and George  R-2: Venus Miler, Nicholas, Virginia Annes & Evangeline.  R-3: Christ, Stella Zaharko, Mary Christos & James.
                                                                                                    

by
George N. Jonson
Nov.  2010

                     The Georgopoulos Family
Eugenia & Louis Georgopoulos,
parents of 9 children - residence 319 Broad St.

Photo#2- -Eugenia Georgopoulos, aka Evelyn
Photo#3 - 5 Sisters: L-R - Alice (Netsos), Thalia (Soter), Pete & Maria
                   Georgopoulos Anderson, Georgia (Weaver), Catherine.
Photo#4 - Louis Georgopoulos and son-in-law, Bill Netsos.
Photo#5 - George Georgopoulos, Jr. and cousin, Carol Netsos.
Photo#6 - Eugenia Georgopoulos and daughter, Alice (Netsos)
Photo#7 - Sisters a few years later: Seated: L~R,  Marie, Alice, Theona Creona Stathes. Standing: L~R, Georgia (Weaver), Thalia (Soter), Katherine
Photo#8 - Eugenia Georgopoulos & daughters: Standing: L~R - Katherine, Alice, & Eugenia;  Sitting: L~R -  Marie, Georgia, & Thalia.

by 
Carol Netsos
Aug. 2010

                            The Alice and Bill Netsos Family

Photo#2 - Carol Netsos,
age 2, Alice & Bill's only child. 
Photo#3 - Carol Netsos and Ray Whitt.
They were married in 1966
 

by 
Carol Netsos
Aug. 2010

 

                       The Louis Nick Family
Louis Nick, Nicholas Nick, Alice Netsos, Mary Nick & Bill Netsos
Photo#2 - Louis Nick with nephew, Bill Netsos
Photo#3 -  Nicholas Nick and Louis Weaver
Photo#4 - Mary and Louis Nick with son, Nicky  c 1941
 

by 
Carol Netsos
Aug. 2010 &
Deborah
 Mc Donald
Oct 2010

                                The Dukas Family

The Dukas Family (aka Vaducas or Varvadukas) lived at 1635 Baltimore St. and ran a grocery store at that same address with his wife, Esther. Steve Dukas is pictured here c 1941
Photo#2 - Esther Dukas c 1941 After Steve passed away, she moved to California and opened a small grocery store there.
Photo#3 - Esther Dukas at immigration station on Ellis Island.
Photo#4 - Varta Dukas with her new godson, Nick Nick and mom, Mary Nick.


By
Deborah
 Mc Donald
Oct 2010

                             Eugenia and Bobbi Chifos
Eugenia and Bobbi were the daughters of Theodore Chifos and Joanne Georgopoulos Chifos. They grew up in Middletown and now reside in New York City.
Photo#2: - Bobbi Chifos holding Carol Netsos in front of Georgopoulos family home on Broad Street, north of Columbia Ave.

by 
Carol Netsos
Aug. 2010

                                      The Kavouras Family

Pete, George, and  Philanthy Kavouras in front of their home on Crawford Stret.

From
Chris Papakirk
collection
2004

                          The George Turlukis Family
George and Josephine Turlukis with son, Brajoli "Pete" and daughter, Sophia "Judy."   c. 1931 photo by Dysert Studio.
Photo#2 - Pete's daughter,
Georgianna Christine Turlukis, brings a smile to papou George Turlukis' face.  c.1951 in front of a Turlukis theater.

George Turlukis, his wife Josephine and children Pete and Judy lived at 212 Harrison Street in the 1930's.  It was home to my father's cousin Theodore Revelos who returned to Greece in 1929 with his family prior to the Turlukis family.  I don't know if they bought the house or rented it.  In 1929 my father married my mother and brought her to this country. I think my Dad's and his cousin's boats crisscrossed in the Atlantic.  I was born in 1930 in our house at 205 Harrison Street.   My brothers, sister and I played with Judy ( I never knew her true name was Sophia) when growing up in the 1930's.  After my father died in 1941, I worked at both the Family and State theaters as an usher for George.  I remember in later years, after George left Middletown and ran the Rossville Theater in Hamilton, koumpara Yanoula Jonson tried to fix George up with my mother to no avail.    George N. Revelos 

by
Stephan Turlukis
Sept., 2011

Dena Eliopoulos 
Jim J. Demetrion

               World War II soldiers on leave.

Photo#2 - Tony Ellis, Steve and Nina Thomas, Jim J. Demetrion at Steve's home.
Photo#3 - Nick and Jim T. Demetrion on leave and exploring Germany.
Photo#4 - Georgia (Georgopoulos) and Earnest Weaver
Photo#5 - George Georgopoulos and Bill Netsos
Photo#6 - Fotis Papakirk

    .
 

Please send in pictures of soldiers on leave.
   G. Christy


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