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Theofelos A. "Steve" ALIAPOULIOS D.D.S.

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Theofelos A. "Steve" ALIAPOULIOS D.D.S. Obituary
ALIAPOULIOS, D.D.S., Theofelos A. "Steve"

Theofelos A. Aliapoulios, known to most of his family and friends as "Steve", went home to be with the Lord after a short illness on July 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Swyers), of 59 years; his two children, Mark Aliapoulios and Cynthia Thompson and their spouses, Kimberlee Aliapoulios and Tim Thompson; as well as his nine grandchildren, Clara, Colin and Clark Aliapoulios, Hunter, Howard, and Harrison Thompson and Samuel, Rachel and Paul Beresford. Born in Manchester, NH on May 3, 1927, he graduated from Central High School before attending the University of New Hampshire for two years. After two years with the US Air Force as a Medical Administrative Specialist, he returned to University of New Hampshire to earn his BS degree in Zoology. His DDS is from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA, where he met his wife Donna Swyers, a young dental hygiene student. He was a member of Delta Sigma Delta and the Phi Omega honorary fraternity and graduated 5th in his class. Steve and Donna settled in West Palm Beach and opened a dental practice spanning some six decades. He was still seeing patients right up to his last day. Over the past 59 years, Dr. Aliapoulios has been active in both the Florida Dental Society and its local chapter, serving as chairman of the Council on Dental Health for the State of Florida; aide-de-camp to Lou Atkins, President of the Florida Dental Association; and serving as part of the cleft palate study group, working with cleft palate patients. He was on the staffs of both the Good Samaritan Hospital and the St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach. Dr. "A", as he was often called, was a member of Rotary International and had perfect attendance at weekly meetings for almost sixty years. His name is almost synonymous with Barbershop Harmony here in Palm Beach County where he was the Assistant Director of The Coastmen Chorus as well as the bass in several barbershop quartets over the years. In addition, he has been the Choir Director at St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church since 1979, has sung in the professional choir of The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach and more recently been a member of The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches. His broad smile, booming voice and infectious laughter will be sorely missed by loved ones around the world. Friends may visit with the family between the hours of 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, with a Trisagion Service to be held at 7:00 PM. A Service in Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2013. at Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 S. County Rd., Palm Beach. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 4. QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME (561) 832-5171

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, 2013
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