Fotios Poulos M.D.
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Fotios C. Poulos, MD November 14, 2020 Fotios C. Poulos, MD, 83, of Baldwinsville passed away peacefully on Saturday at home, surrounded by family. He was born in the village of Platanos, Nafpaktos, Greece the son of the late Constantine and Vasiliki (Mastrogeorgio) Poulos. Foti was raised and educated in Greece beginning his career in medicine at the University of Athens Medical School, graduating in 1964. From 1964 to 1966 he was a Lieutenant in the Greek Army. After serving his country, he worked for the Greece Department of Public Health for two years, prior to coming to the United States in 1968 to advance his studies. Foti settled in Queens, NY and did his surgical residency at the Flushing Hospital Medical Center. It was there that he met his wife Cathy, a blessed union of 50 years. From 1971 to 1973 he attended the University of Buffalo completing his urology residency. Foti and Cathy then relocated to New Hartford, NY where Foti opened his private practice serving Little Falls and Mohawk Valley Region as well as Utica area hospitals. After his retirement in 2000, Foti came to Baldwinsville where he has resided for the past 17 years. He was a member of the American Urological Association, NYS Medical Society and AHEPA. Foti was proud of his Greek heritage. He was an active parishioner of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church where he served as cantor and volunteered every year at the Syracuse Greek Festival. Foti knew that hard work, discipline and determination were the keys to the "American Dream". He was an example of what can be achieved in this country from whatever background or humble beginnings. Foti was a compassionate soul and had a great sense of humor. He was an avid golfer, and treasured time spent with his daughter Veronica on the course, devoted to each other in a Special Greek Way. He liked to read and loved listening to his Greek music. Foti enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. "To know him was to love him!". He is predeceased by his three brothers, Efthemios, Nikolas and Demitrious. Surviving to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Catherine M. (Sheridan) Poulos, beloved daughter, Veronica C. (Daniel P.) Connors, adored granddaughters, Sophia and Ariana all of Baldwinsville, his sister, Loula (Thomas) Giannakopoulos of Douglaston, NY, his brother, John (Toula) Poulos of Fort Lee, NJ, many nieces, nephews and cousins Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm in St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Road Syracuse, NY 13224. The Rite of Committal and entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Foti's memory to St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2020.