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Dr. Steve Poulos
Dr. Steve Poulos, of St. Augustine, passed away on June 4, 2020 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. Born to Kostantinos and Domna Liakopoulos, he was raised in Warren, Ohio. Steve was a graduate of Ohio University, Youngstown University, and later graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry (DDS). He served his internship at Florida State Hospital, and was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He served in Korea, and later served duty post in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, Okinawa, Japan and Ft. Bragg, N.C. He was discharged after 6 1/2 years of service with the rank of Major in the U.S. Army. 1969 was a big year - Steve left the Army and married Vasso Caralis and moved to St. Augustine. Steve set up a Dental Practice in St. Augustine and successfully practiced until his retirement in 2015. During that time Steve was very active in his church, community and professional life. Both he and his wife, Vasso, were involved in the St. John the Divine Parish, he as a Parish Council member and Vasso as a Greek school and Sunday school teacher. She also chaired the Meals for Seniors Citizens program. A son, Steven, was born in 1972. He was active as an altar boy and a member of Junior GOYA. Dr. Poulos was appointed by Archbishop Iakovos to the national board of the St. Photios Shrine in 1970 and served on the board since. He was instrumental in establishing the Hellenic Society and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of St. Augustine. He was awarded the Archdiocese's Medal of St. Paul for "the commitment to the Life of the Church," by Archbishop Iakovos. He was also appointed by Bishop John of Amorion as the first national chairman of the Friends of St. Photios. In 1985, he served as the general chairman of the St. Photios National Shrine Consecration. He also chaired Greek Landing festivals and National Pilgrimage programs since 1975. In 1989, the Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios conferred upon him the archon status, "Offikion of Ekdikos," Defender of the Faith. In 2008, he was awarded Emeritus status on the National St. Photios Board of Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. Dr. Poulos is a member of both, St. John the Divine and the Holy Trinity Church of St. Augustine parishes. He was a member of the Dental Society in Jacksonville, and St. Augustine Academy 100. Steve will be remembered for his faithful service to church and the profession of Dentistry, but more that, a devoted and father and friend to many. He will be deeply missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Stephen C. Poulos. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vasso Poulos of St. Augustine.
Funeral services will take place at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with His Eminence Metropoitan Alexis of Atlanta and Rev. Dr. Nicholas G. Louh officiating. Interment will follow at San Lorenzo Cemetery.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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Published in St. Augustine Record from Jun. 6 to Jun. 7, 2020.
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Vasso,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry, but I may not be able to attend the funeral. I know I can't do very much for you, but I pray and think of you everyday.
May his memory be eternal!
Susan
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June 7, 2020
Mrs. Poulos - Joe and I extend our sincere symphony on the death of Dr. Poulos. We are so very sorry.
Janice Pieroni
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June 7, 2020
A pillar of the community. An honored veteran and dentist. May his memory be eternal.
Thomas Lekas
Friend
June 7, 2020
I have known Dr. and Mrs. Poulos my entire life and they have always had their hearts and door open to me and my family. I will miss Dr. Poulos/Steve very much and send my sincere condolences to Mrs. Poulos for the loss of her beloved.

And let us together, cry out unto the Immortal King: O Lord, count worthy of Thine eternal good things, him that has been taken from us, giving him rest in Thy blessedness that grows not old [Saint John of Damascus].
Melissa Sarris Kauttu
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June 6, 2020
May God our Lord give rest to the soul of our dearest friend, Dr. Steve Poulos. We pray He places him among the saints and the righteous where there is no pain, nor sorrow, nor suffering, but everlasting life. May God give strength to his wife Vaso and long life to remember him.
May his memory be eternal. !!
Nick & Sophie Pappadis
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June 6, 2020
With thoughts of love at this time of great sorrow we extend our deepest sympathy to Vaso for the loss of this exceptional gentleman we all loved and respect so much. May God our Lord give rest to our Dr Steve Poulos and place him in Paradise among the Saints and the righteous. !
Nick & Sophie Pappadis
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June 6, 2020
All my love and condolences to Mrs. Vasso. Dr. Steve will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, and I'll miss his friendly smile. May his memory be eternal. .
Stephanie Danikas
Friend
June 6, 2020
I extend love and condolences to Mrs. Poulos on behalf of the trustees of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine. Steve will be ever-remembered at the first national Shrine of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and for the work he did to bring the Orthodox Faith and Hellenic culture to the forefront of St. Augustine.
Polexeni Hillier
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