George Frederick Stelioes (1923 - 2017)

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George F. Stelioes, 94, died on Dec. 27, 2017, at the Mexico, Mo., Veterans Home, where he spent the last month of his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Viola Patrawke Stelioes; his daughter and son-in-law, Anne Frances and Alexander; and his nephew, Erich Patrawke. He has four grandchildren: Leander, Linden, Lucy and Kyndle.
George was born to Frances and Spiros Stelioes on June 25, 1923, in Halfway, Mich. He grew up in rural Missouri. He joined the Army in 1942, and served three years in the South Pacific. After he was honorably discharged in 1945, at the end of World War II, he went on to achieve his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, then his Master of Arts from the University of Wyoming.
George retired from the Anchorage School District in 1978. While employed there, he influenced many young lives as a teacher, coach and mentor. One of his primary coaching contributions was in getting ice hockey accepted in the ASD as a major sport. During the summer months he pursued his varied interests, such as hunting, fishing and building custom homes with his wife, Viola, who was also a teacher.
After retirement, George and his wife and daughter moved to Louisiana, Mo., where they purchased a farm. Viola's nephew, Erich, became part of the family and part of the farm in 1980. George raised and showed Arabian horses, cows, crops and native grasses, and enjoyed passing his knowledge on to his children and grandchildren.
George was buried with military honors during a private service on Jan. 2, 2018, at Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery in Louisiana, Mo. Memorials may be sent in his honor to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo., c/o Collier Funeral Homes Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2018
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