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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In Memorium: Augustus 'Gus' Varish

Augustus "Gus" Varish, a Life Member of William Penn Chapter No. 61, Order of AHEPA, and past chapter president, passed away this week at age 86. May his memory be eternal.

His obituary information:

Augustus "Gus" Varish, 86, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, surrounded by his family and friends.

Gus was a business agent for the Teamsters Union Local 429 for 25 years; past president of the AHEPA; and lifelong member of SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Charlotte; parents, Philotheos and Maria; sisters, Kalliope (Tambakis) and Audrey; and brothers: Elias, George and Ben.

He is survived by his brother, Peter; sister-in-law, Delhia; numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, godchildren and exceptionally good friends.

Visitation will be held at Henninger Funeral Home Inc., 229 N. Fifth St., Reading, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., with Trisagion at 7 p.m.

Visitation will also be one hour prior to service at 11 a.m. Thursday at SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading. Father Spyridon Papademetriou will officiate.

Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.