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05/20/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Pete Markos

Pete Nicholas Markos
(24 July 1930 - 18 May 2015)

May his memory be eternal.

Newport News High School Class of 194_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news this Wednesday.       Pete Markos, King of the Class of 194_ (probably 1949) and legendary NNHS basketball and track star, brother of George Markos and Mickey Markos, passed away in Newport News on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the age of 84.

   His brother-in-law, Constantine Tsitsera. President and Valedictorian of the Class of 1946, preceded him in death by exactly eight months.


From the Daily Press - 05/20/15:

                             Pete Nicholas Markos
 
      NEWPORT NEWS - Pete Nicholas Markos passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, surrounded by his family and close friends.

He was born on July 24, 1930 in Newport News, Virginia to the late Nick and Zoe Markos. From an early age he loved sports especially basketball. He played basketball and football for "The Hurricanes" going on to play for Newport News High School, where he was on the track team and captain of his varsity basketball team, earning the nickname "Pistol Pete." In addition, he was chairman of the Honor Council and elected king of his class.

He attended William and Mary on a full athletic scholarship to play basketball, graduating in 1953 with a BA degree. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Pete began his career with the General Adjustment Bureau as an insurance adjuster, becoming branch manager and later starting his own insurance business, Pete N Markos, Inc. until his retirement.

 
June 1947 Anchor, p. 26  
 

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e is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Athena Tsitsera Markos, his daughter Zoe Lumpkin and son-in-law Greg, his grandson Chris Theoharis, and wife Sarah, and granddaughter Athena Theoharis and partner Kyle.

He is also survived by his two brothers, George and Mickey Markos and three sisters-in-law, Olympia Plethos, Voula Thanos and Helen Adams as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pete was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather and was known in the community as a man of integrity and honor. He and his wife Athena stayed close with Pete's William and Mary basketball teammates and their wives throughout the years, meeting for annual reunion weekends at their homes, frequent luncheons, and remaining lifelong friends. Pete will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

The family would like to express gratitude to all those family and friends who have helped us over the past few years. We also would like to express special thanks to his caregiver, Jane, whose care was a blessing.

On Thursday evening, May 21, 2015 a Trisagion Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22 at 11:00 am at the church officiated by Rev. George Chioros.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to The Southeastern Virginia Chapter | Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Ave., Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502 or a . Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on May 20, 2015.
 

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To the Markos family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have known Pete since elementary school days at Daniel School. Pete was a very well thought of and liked person and an excellent athlete. The area has lost another fine person.

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   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Markos family and their friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-854-8802
 


In You Rejoice
(O Tebi Radujetsja)

Liturgy of St. Basil - Tone 6

(English adaptation by Edward Sedor)


All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
the host of angels and all mankind.
O holy temple and spiritual paradise,
the glory of virgins,
from whom God was made flesh and became a little Child,
and is our God before all ages.

For He made You womb His throne,
and more spacious than the heavens.
All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
glory to You.


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