Monday, November 14, 2011

In Memorium: Aspasia Pappas Buck

Aspasia Pappas Buck, 86, of Reading, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, November 12, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA.

She was the wife of the late Clarence W. Buck, who passed away in 2003.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Demetrious and Vasilia Drosellis Papadopoulos.

Aspasia had worked as a hairstylist at Carl's Beauty Salon in Reading for 25 years, until her retirement in 1977. After her retirement, she had served as a tour coordinator for White Star Tours in Myrtle Beach, SC.

A member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, she was a member of the Philoptochos Society, a former member of the Daughters of Penelope and had formerly served as a parish council person. She had also been a member of St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach, where she had served as choir director and as president of the Philoptochos Society. For her commitment and service to her churches throughout the years, she was awarded the St. Michael's Medal.

She enjoyed reading, arts, and crafts and traveling.

Aspasia is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Voula and George Manukas of Raleigh, NC, and Vasso and Thomas Papavasilion of Landisville, PA; her 3 grandchildren: John and wife, Angie Papavasilion, of Columbia Pa., Christina and husband, Christopher Markulic, of Fuquay Varina, NC, and Peter and wife, Ami Manukas, of Wake Forest, NC; and her 4 great-grandchildren: Lynsey, Rachel, Elizabeth, and Michael; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew Papavasilion and by her brother, George Papadopoulos.

Friends will be received on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 9-11 AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611, with the Funeral Service to follow at 11 AM, the Rev. Thomas Papalos officiating. Interment in Laureldale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Aspasia's memory to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and/or to the church's Philoptochos Society, at the above address. To send an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster, PA, is in charge of arrangements.

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