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Demos, Theodore "Ted" John
85, of Phoenix passed away on October 17, 2016. Ted was born to Arbutice and John Demos. The family moved to San Luis Obispo, California where Ted attended high school. He then enrolled at the University of San Francisco where he played football and graduated in 1953. Ted married Bessie Johnson on June 9, 1955 and they resided in Long Beach, California. The couple moved to Phoenix, Arizona where Ted was a carpet layer and Bessie was a schoolteacher. Ted became very involved in the Orthodox church serving on numerous boards and committees, being a youth leader and singing in the choir. He had a big heart and will be remembered for his generosity. Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie and is survived by his brother, Steve Demos; his children, Annette (Demos) and Craig King, Paulette (Demos) and Bob Cauthorn, Nickolette (Demos) and Takie Tavlarides, Pam (Demos) and Don Griffey, Mary Frances and Harry Demos. "Papou" also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 24th at 10:00am at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 1614 E. Monte Vista Road, Phoenix. Following the burial at Greenwood Memory Lawn, 2300 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, a mercy meal will be served at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be given to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 21, 2016
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