LILLIAN THEOPHILOS BELEW
After a short illness, Lillian passed peacefully at Suburban Hospital and sleeps now in God's hands. She was the youngest daughter of John Theophilos and Lambrine Spanos. Lillian was the wife of William R. Belew Jr (Bill) for 40 years and the love of his life for 10 years prior to the marriage. She is survived by a brother, George, of Boston, MA; a nephew, Theodore Theophilos of Bethesda, MD a nephew, John Theophilos (Paula) of Boston, MA, niece, Lisa Theophilos of New York City, and two granddaughters, Christine Manion and Elizabeth Sheeley, both of Omaha, Nebraska.
Lillian proudly worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 38 years. Her final assignment was as editor of the Daily Report. Lily loved to travel, and after her retirement from the Agency she and Bill visited many parts of the United States and overseas, Hawaii was her favorite vacation destination.
Lillian was fiercely proud of her Greek heritage and during several travels to Greece, she educated Bill in the finer points of Greek civilization and language. She rode donkeys up and down the steep mountain paths, holding on with her eyes closed. She particularly enjoyed visiting ancestral mountain villages where we had to visit each home as we progressed.
My Lily was a strong, compassionate, decent, loving person who lived with me for two generations and whose death diminishes me. Goodbye Ta matia mou.
Services will be conducted at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St., NW, Washington, DC on Friday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m.
Contributions should be directed to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral.