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Maurice P. Mayrides

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Maurice P. Mayrides Obituary
Maurice P. "Moe" Mayrides Maurice P. "Moe" Mayrides, died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Residence at Glen Riddle, Media, PA. Mr. Mayrides was born in 1921 and grew up in Bethlehem, PA. He graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA where he was a member of the wrestling team. Mr. Mayrides was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII. He was a 1946 graduate of Moravian College on the GI Bill. He earned a Degree in Business Admin., Finance, English and Spanish. Mr. Mayrides worked as a welder in Bethlehem Steel and then for General Electric. He began working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1950. Most of his career was with the US Army Signal Corps on Rittenhouse Square, as Budget/Finance Chief. He spent 4 years in Germany helping to consolidate WWII Army Materiel in Europe. After his retirement, Mr. Mayrides taught Spanish and English at the middle school level. Mr. Mayrides coached Basketball for 12 years at Holy Spirit in Sharon Hill, PA, 2 years in Zweibrucken, Germany and 2 years in Media, PA. He served as a Community Volunteer at Elwyn Institute, President of the Father's Club at Msgr. Bonner High School 1959/1960 and as Abel Place Homeowner's Assoc. Administrator. Mr. Mayrides spoke fluent Greek and Spanish, and was fortunate to vacation with his family in Hawaii, The Greek Isles, most of Europe, Guatemala and some countries in South America. Mr. Mayrides was predeceased by his wife Caroline Mayrides in 2010. Survivors: 4 Sons: Jim (Elayne), Tom (Mimi), Ed and Bob (Kathi) Mayrides, Daughter: Mary Carol (George) Sayles; Sixteen Grandchildren; Twelve Great-Grandchildren. Funeral Service: Monday, 12:00 Noon, at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown (Rte#352) & Knowlton Roads, Middletown Township, Media, PA Visitation: Monday, 10:30 AM, at the funeral home. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Media, PA Memorial Contributions: May be donated in memory of Maurice Mayrides to The Residence @ Glen Riddle Activity Fund, 263 Glen Riddle Road, Media, PA 19063. On-line condolences: www.msbfh.com

Published in The Daily Times on July 21, 2013
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