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DOMBALIS, The Reverend Dr. Constantine Nicholas, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Fourgis Dombalis; two sons, Nicholas Dombalis and his wife, Monica, of Houston, Texas, and their children, Ashley and Nicholas, and Christopher Dombalis and his wife, Jennifer, of Westfield, N.J., and their children, Taylor and Alexis. Father Dombalis served 42 years as a Dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Richmond until his retirement in 1996. A native of Norfolk, Va., he grew up in Raleigh, N.C. He held degrees from Hellenic College, Holy Cross Theological Seminary, Harvard University Divinity School and Columbia University. Father Dombalis was appointed by President Regan as Ambassador Representative to the United Nations in 1983, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 1989 and an appointment to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in 1983. He served on boards of numerous community service organizations in Richmond and throughout Virginia. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. A Trisagion Prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dombalis Scholarship Fund at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral or the church.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Published online on November 18, 2012 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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