Pattie (Doukas) Panagos fell asleep in the Lord on March 25, 2020. Pattie was the daughter of the late George and Martha Doukas, beloved wife of Steve, her husband of nearly 45 years, devoted mother to daughter Rena and son Peter, and loving sister to Poti (Stephanie) Doukas of CO. She was predeceased by her daughter, Demetra. Pattie’s devotion, love, and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has guided her through her life and always.
Pattie was born and raised in Perth Amboy, NJ. She graduated from Perth Amboy High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She rose to become vice-president of City Federal Bank by age 26.
Pattie was an active member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, NJ, where she served as a member of the choir, Sunday School, and Youth Ministry advisory team. Following their marriage, Steve and Pattie Panagos joined St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ. Pattie volunteered to teach Sunday School in 1984 and has been a devoted catechist over the years, serving in the classroom, as a director on the parish level, and on the regional catechists’ committee through our local Delaware Valley Youth Commission.
Pattie facilitated numerous religious education workshops and seminars for the parish and Delaware Valley region and has chaired the Oratorical Festival on the Parish, Region, and Metropolis levels. Pattie was also instrumental in growing our Youth Ministry programs at St. Thomas, including GOYA, JOY, Summer Day Camp, as well as DVYC regional events such as Sights & Sounds, the JOY Bible Bowl, and the Great KidMission.
The viewing will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 11 am at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, with the funeral to follow immediately thereafter. However, due to government directives on public gatherings, the funeral service at St. Thomas and burial at Locustwood Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ, will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church Iconography Fund.