|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1913|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2008|
DANVILLE - Peter Constantine Athans, 94, passed away September 23, 2008 at Danville Regional Medical Center following a two year decline in health.
Born November 26, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Kally and Constantine Athans.
He was educated at Sacramento State College in Sacramento, California. He served his country as a Naval Petty Officer during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Brown and also served as a Radar/Sonar Specialist during the Korean War. He retired from a career as a Civil Engineer working for the Federal Government at the U.S. Army Depot in Sacramento, California.
He was an active member of Saint Peter's Greek Orthodox Church in Danville, VA. He was actively involved in the Kiwanis Clubs of Sacramento, CA and Danville, VA. He also was a member of American Legion Post 325. His hobbies included carpentry, drafting blueprints and photography. At the age of 87 he began taking piano lessons because of his love of music.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Bettie Helen Kockinis Athans of Danville, VA; a daughter, Carol Kolendrianos and her husband, Dr. Harry Kolendrianos of Danville, VA; a son, Dr. Dean Athans and his wife, Tina of Monrovia, CA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Peter S. Athans and his wife, Kristin of Trabuco Canyon, CA, Elizabeth Gentiluomo and her husband, Andrew of Roanoke, VA, Theodore Athans and his wife, Jenny of Chino Hills, CA, and Stacy Mitchell and her husband, Chad of Danville, VA. He was blessed with eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Anna and Christopher Gentiluomo, William and Michael Mitchell, Alexia and Cassandra Athans, and Sydney Athans. He is survived by a sister, Athene Boyer of Sacramento, CA and a brother, Gregory Athans of San Diego, CA.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Sam Athans of Sacramento, CA.
A prayer service and visitation was held Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7:00 Pm at Townes Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 26, 2008 at St. Peter's Greek Orthodox Church, 116 Jefferson Avenue. Interment will follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery with Full Military Honors by American Legion Dan River Post 1097.
Published in the Danville Register & Bee from 9/25/2008 - 9/26/2008
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: David Clay
Record added: Oct 08, 2008
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Added: Oct. 8, 2008