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Efthimis EFTHIMIADIS Efthimis Efthimiadis passed away Thursday, April 28th 2011 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Efthi was born in Athens, Greece and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Athens and Master and Doctoral degrees from City Univer sity, London. In London, he met and married the love of his life, Jagoda. Efthi moved to the U.S. to teach at UCLA and he and Jagoda lived in Los Angeles where their son Nicholas was born, before moving to Seattle to both work for the Universi ty of Washington. Efthi was a profes sor in the Information Science School at the University of Washing ton for 14 years. Efthi's expertise was in the area of information retrieval and user-centered design for which he was well known and respected both nationally and interna tionally. Efthi is remembered by his colleagues for his intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for research, as well as his kindness, sense of humor and infectious smile. Efthi was an active person and he loved to travel and spend time with his family. Efthi is survived by Jagoda, his son Nicholas, and his mother Veta and brother Agapios, both of Athens, Greece. Efthi's fami ly and friends will remember Efthi for his courage, his joy in life, and his selfless commitment and loyalty to those he loved. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Nicholas' college fund. A memorial celebration of Efthi's life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 8th at the University of Washington Faculty Club.
Published in The Seattle Times from May 5 to May 8, 2011
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