Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Military

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Heracles Panagiotides

EVEN HIS PARROT SPEAKS GREEK Heracles Panagiotides is a scholar, a researcher and a philosopher. Almost everything about him reflects his Greek heritage and …

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Philip and Seane Feredinos

BUILDING A GREEK HOUSE Philip and Seane Feredinos tell their children that they love them from here to God and back again. They have …

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They may not be Greek but, wherever live Greek music is played in Washington State, Hank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides will most likely be part of the group.

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Christos (Chris) Roumeliotis

A GOOD LIFE IN CASHMERE Christos (Chris) Roumeliotis was born in Athens, Greece, on December 17, 1925. His experiences in Greece during World War …

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Barbas Family

Tom, Helen and Demetra Barbas’ family moved to Seattle, Washington, in November of 1944 from a protective Greek “bubble” in Detroit, Michigan.

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Basil and Jim Anton

Despite their father’s admonitions, Basil and Jim Anton have spent over 40 years together in the restaurant and catering business.

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Steve and Anna Athan

Steve and Anna Athan spent over 30 years combining hard work and his tailoring skills to achieve a successful career in Seattle, Washington.

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John Skimas

John Skimas has found relatives with the original family name of Skamnias, a derivation of the Greek word for sycamore or mulberry tree. This discovery was made while visiting Greece and using a DNA kit to determine that there was a 99% match with his relative.

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Panos Takis

In his youth, Panos George Takis (Tsiknes) learned to share what he had with others. He was taught the spirit of generosity on the family farm in Machias, Washington, which was a gathering place for many Greeks. Today he continues to help others in need.

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John John and Voula Dodd

For sister and brother, Voula Dodd and John John, life in Tacoma included much of the culture and traditions of living on the island of Marmara.

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