Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

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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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Helen Demson

It was in the early 1940s when the county sheriff received a call reporting a gypsy begging for money in downtown Yakima, Washington.

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Ethel Tschida

When Aphrodite (Ethel) Turlis Tschida’s first child was born, her love for the baby was overwhelming and she feared that she would not have enough love for future children.

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Magdaline “Molly” Tsalaky

Magdaline “Molly” Tsalaky (nee Barbas) treasures the musings of her father’s writing on whatever paper was available, even the back of vegetable can labels.

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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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Helen Georges

When Helen was unable to obtain a nickel for an ice cream cone from her parents, she would go around the corner to Annetta Spiro’s home and was readily given the few cents necessary.

Here she holds her high school yearbook containing photos of several Greek classmates.

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George Prekeges

George Peter Prekeges has earned this title not only through his physical presence, but by his contributions to Spokane’s community.

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Rose Hanches

One would only have to receive a few of the cleaned fresh vegetables and fruits from her garden to appreciate how Triantafilia (Rose) Hanches (nee Stefanis) has given generously to her family, friends and church.

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Marina Dochios Plastino

At three years of age Marina Dochios Plastino followed her older sisters to school as she felt she belonged there with them. Eighty-three years later, at 86, she is still on the go.

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