CATHERINE PHOTOS (Age 91)
of North Palm Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Catherine had lived in Florida with her husband Eustace (Steve) Photos since 1975, coming from Portland, Maine. Over their 49-year marriage, she was business partners with her husband, last as franchisers for The McDonalds Restaurants Corporation in Maine.
She was born Catherine Kondili on April 27, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Father Mark Kondili and Presvitera Kalypso Mexi Kondili. Catherine was proud to have attended Girls High in Philadelphia. After her husband's death, she returned to school and, at the age of 89, obtained her degree with Honors from Palm Beach State College, where she also received a Special Recognition Award for Most Outstanding Non-Traditional Student. She was an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and a charter member of the Dream It Do it organization at the Eissey Campus of PBSC. She was continuing her studies at Florida Atlantic University Honors College, when she fell ill. In her spare time, she volunteered with the Salvation Army and St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church.
Catherine was predeceased by her son John Mark Photos. She is survived by her daughters, Ilene Photos of Cabin John, MD, and Victoria Photos of Vienna, VA, several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her wonderful friends from PBSC, the bridge group at Old Port Cove and St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church.
Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, December 21, at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC, where a Trisayion Prayer Service will be held. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD, Rev. Father Dimitrios J. Antokas officiating. Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her son John's memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4360 Northlake Blvd., Suite 109, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410.