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Friday, May 19, 2017

In Memorium: Harry Dialectos

Harry Dialectos, 80, of Reading, died May 17, 2017, in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Christine Joy (Becker) Dialectos; they were married October 20, 1963. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Athanasios and Angeliki (Kostomeris) Dialectos.Harry was a 1954 graduate of Reading High School.
While still in school Harry began working for his father at Tom's Fruit Market on N. 9th St. in Reading. In 1972 he opened Village Food Market in West Wyomissing and served as the owner/operator until 1984. For the balance of his career, Harry was a realtor for Park Road Realty, and later Century 21, where he continued to work actively this year.
He was a devoted and lifelong member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Reading. He served on the church council for 38 years, serving six terms as president, six terms as vice-president and was a current member. Harry was the chairman of the Greek Food Bazaar for many years and he ran Harry's Kafenion (coffee house) for the last 30 plus years. He was named Father of the Year in 2000 and Male Volunteer in 2012.
Harry was a 30-year member of the Gust C. Kraras/Reading Chapter No. 61 of the Order of AHEPA.
He was a charter member of Reading Buccaneers, where he played bugle for many years; he continued to follow the Buccaneers throughout his life. Harry served on the Armed Forces Advisory Committee and as a past president of the Lions Club, Midvale Manor.
In addition to his strong faith, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He and Christine have two children, Thenson, husband of Steven Greenly, Keller, Texas, and Mark L., husband of Mary M. (Zervanos) Dialectos, Wyomissing. Harry had four siblings: Stella Kraras (deceased) and her husband, Gust; George Dialectos (deceased) and his wife, Joanne; Effie Parenti and her husband, Nick (both deceased); and Anna Koumaras, wife of Michael. There are two granddaughters, Jocelyn M. Dialectos and Karissa A. Dialectos. One aunt, Cleo Kostomeris, also survives him.
Services will be Monday, May 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611, with burial to follow at Charles Evans Cemetery. A viewing will begin Monday at 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Harry's memory to Sts. Constantine and Helen Church at the above address.
Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading
is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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