MINEOLA, N.Y. - John George Bolos (formerly Bouboulica), 89, of Mineola, died on May 2, 2014. He was born on July 29, 1924, the son of George and Soultana (Gouletsa) Bouboulica.
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He was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School. He received both his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Middlebury College, Vt. He was a Fulbright Scholar, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, in Valencia, Spain, University of Mexico, Dartmouth College at the Russian summer school, and did advanced study in French at the University of West Virginia, Columbia Teachers College and New York University.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He taught French and Spanish at Norwich University in Vermont and high school on Long Island. He was also an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College in Garden City. He traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. He was a member of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Hampstead.
He is survived by his niece, Suzanne (Bolos) Westhues, and her husband, Jukka Westhues, and his sister-in-law Frances Bolos, a grandniece and grandnephew, and several cousins.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be on Friday, May 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St. (corner of Beech Street), followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. in the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St., with the Rev. Andrew H. Mahalares, dean of the cathedral officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, 765 Brown Ave., Manchester.
Go to www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com to sign an online register.
Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, Inc.
285 Manchester Street Manchester, NH 03103-5210
Published in Union Leader on May 8, 2014