Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Farewell to Lambros Papantoniou, Washington Greek Journalist
Washington, D.C. Friends and Family members and Fellow Journalists filled The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia June 2, 2009 for a Tris-Agion Service for Lambros Papantoniou who passed away to the Lord May 28, 2009 at a Washington Hospital. Lambros who worked as a Journalist for various Greek and Greek American Newspapers including the Bi-Weekly Greek News for the last 6 years was loved by all who had contact with him. Greek News partners A. Zoupaniotis and D.Panagos from NY said that no-one can ever fill Lambros shoes in this business. Lambros was everywhere, he loved Greece and Cyprus and America where he lived and worked for the last 35 years. Fellow Journalists from the State Dept. said that they learned to love and respect their job from Mr. Lambros as they called him. Lambros always had Greece and Cyprus in his heart. Lambros always had a question regarding his favorite issues. Fr. Ioannis Tavlaridis and Fr. Dimitirs Antokas read and performed a Memorial and Tris-Agion Service prior to Lambros Departure to be burried in his Homeland Mandra, Greece. The Greek Flag will accompany Lambros throughout his last journey to his home in Greece said Ambassador Alexandros Mallias.