Kostas (Konstantinos) Athanas of Secane, PA passed away on May 11, 2019, at the age of 81.
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 Pappou to his eight grandchildren, Haroula, Pela, Kostas, Arielle, Tereza, Dean, Leah, and Little Dean. He was notorious for bringing them not just one Σοκοφρέτα, but by the box loads. He is also survived by his siblings, Maria Kougiomtzidis and Mihalis Athanasiadis.
His funeral service will be at 11 am Thursday, May 16 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, PΑ 19082. Friends and family are welcome to attend the viewing, from 10 to 11 am in the church. Interment will follow at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064.