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Spiros Stamus

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Spiros P. Stamus
Spiros P. Stamus, 89, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. A leader in Cryogenic Engineering, successful businessman, international traveler, and Greek Orthodox Christian, passed away peacefully with his family by his side April 1, 2013. Born on May 17, 1923 in Newark, NJ, son of Panayiotis Peter and Ourania (Economakis) Stamus, both of Sparti, Greece. He was the eldest of five siblings, survived by Leonidas, preceded in death by Aristides (Steve), Louis Uncle Louie, and Maria (Pahides). Putting God first, he was a humble man of honor, grace, fortitude, and strength who loved his family. Well known for his kindness, humor, and his many achievements, he was a generous friend, father, and mentor; he will be missed by all who knew him around the globe. A member of the National Council of GOYA in the 50s and 60s, he served on the board of St. Basil Academy. He was an active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Easton, PA and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem, PA. A Navy veteran of World War II serving on the USS Fogg, he graduated from Lafayette College, becoming a mechanical engineer. He was a leader in his field of industrial cryogenics at Gardner Cryogenics, Air Products and British Oxygen Company, BOC; a global problem solver known for his common sense approach to difficult industrial challenges. Spiros was also an accomplished pilot. An entrepreneur, he ran a steel foundry and later, Lu-Co Cut Rate with his wife, Athena. He founded NTX Wireless with his youngest son, Nikolas, who was killed by a drunk driver five years ago. He was a good provider and father to his five children and his wife, Athena, of almost 48 years. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Athena (Chochos) Stamus; son, Panayiotis S. Stamus; daughter, Ourania and son-in-law, Tobias Seiple; daughter, Demetra S. Stamus; and daughter, Maria S. Nicholas and son-in-law, Christos, of Boyds. He is also survived by his brother, Leonidas and his 10 beloved grandchildren, Sophia, Athena and Nicoletta Stamus, Maria, Athena, and Niko Seiple, Nicholas, Theodora, Spiros, and Loukas Nicholas. Spiros was preceded in death by his beloved son, Nikolas S. Stamus. Services: Funeral service on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at noon, in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. Viewing on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., in the John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center At Market Street, Bethlehem and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Cathedral. Burial to follow in Easton Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Building Fund of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 20th and Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042 or to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1607 West Union Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 3, 2013
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