Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Saint Demetrios

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Steve Sourapas

Steve (Stavros) James Sourapas’ Greek family experience and the operation of the family business were closely intertwined.

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Terry Karis

For Terry (Sotiros) Nikolaos Karis (Kanakaris) making good parea (companionship) has been the key to a successful life in Seattle’s Greek community.

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Ted Kaltsounis

At fifteen years of age, Ted (Theodore) Kaltsounis, his parents and five siblings escaped from Albania over the mountains into Greece to avoid communism and execution of his father.

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Manda Bekris

While the town of Manson, Washington, was reminiscent of her parents’ homes in Greece, hers was the only Greek family in the area.

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Mary Dallas Smith, Eva Pelonis Tountas, and Cleo Dallas Blackstone

Imagine the aroma coming from a Greek or Italian family kitchen in the truck farming area of south Seattle.

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Eugene Collias

Combine a 50-year career in oceanography, over 70 years as a photographer, over 50 years using computers and over 40 years studying his Greek heritage and one begins to appreciate the fruitful life of Eugene (Efthemios) Evans (Evangelos) Collias.

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Plato Kourkoumelis

What more appropriate title could have been given to this man, Plato Dionysios Kourkoumelis (Mellis)? Throughout his life as an accountant and businessman, his love of the sea has played a major role.

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Perry Scarlatos

On the way to his interview Pericles “Perry” Homer Scarlatos, while clutching several manila folders full of family history and photos, said “I’m ready for my grilling.”

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Angelina Larson

For Angelina (nee Mulenos) Larson, it was her voice and musical talent that brought a zest for life that remains to this day.

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Christto Tolias

Why does this man spell his name with two “t”s and what were the keys to his happiness as a Greek in the city of Seattle?

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