Anthony, age 62 of New Jersey and Maryland on April 1, 2018. Born in Limnos, Greece having moved to the United States in 1966. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Louglos). Devoted father of Golfo "Sophia" (Nickolas) Tyris of Cherry Hill, Artemis (Gabriel) Dolenc of South Carolina, and Peter Anthony Apostolaros of Maryland. Loving son of Artemis Apostolaros of Wilkes Barre, Pa and the late Peter. Loving grandfather of Michael and Apostoleo. Dear brother of Irene (Robert) Farr of Medford and Angie Apostolaros of Archibald, PA. Also, loving son-in-law of George and Golfo Louglos of Burlington City and brothers and sisters in law Odysseas (Gina) Louglos, Dina (Manoli) Markakis and Andrea Louglos. Relatives and friends are invited to attend viewing Tuesday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill. NJ and funeral services Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations to St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church Altar Guild Fund or Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Life Story for Anthony Apostolaros
Anthony “Tony” Apostolaros, 62, of New Jersey and Maryland, passed peacefully April 1st at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted, loving and caring wife of 33 years, Maria Apostolaros.
Born in Limnos, Greece, son of Artemis Apostolaros and the late Peter Apostolaros, Tony proudly immigrated to the United States in 1966. He worked hard and graduated from Trenton Central High School with a full scholarship to play soccer for Wilkes University, where he served as the Men’s Soccer Team Captain and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Tony was a hard-worker and a dedicated business owner. He was a self-employed wholesale food and produce distributor for restaurants in New Jersey. Before his retirement, he was employed by Lancaster Foods in Maryland.
Tony was an avid gourmet cook and loved spending summers barbequing for his family and friends. Cooking delicious meals brought him the greatest joy. He loved spending his time outdoors, landscaping, and tending to his garden, especially caring for his tomatoes. Tony spent much of his time writing poetry for pleasure and for others. He was a huge sports fanatic and particularly enjoyed watching soccer and football. Tony was a sports car collector and enjoyed nothing more than cruising around in his Corvettes. He also enjoyed spending his free time at the gym and was a huge health and fitness enthusiast.
Tony was the most welcoming, friendly, caring, generous and hardworking family man. Tony's greatest passion was his family; he adored his wife and lived for his children and grandchildren. It brought him so much joy to make others smile and laugh."Another day to miss you; there's just too many of those. We are all blue for not having you to hold along the way. You are wonderful and unique. You are true to your heart in your own mellow ways. Your love has touched our hearts in so many ways. Who loves you baby? I do!"-
We are the lucky ones to have known him, to have loved him, and to be loved by him. Tony is survived by his cherished mother, Artemis “Dee” Apostolaros of Wilkes Barre, PA, two adoring sisters, Angie Apostolaros of Archbald PA, and Irene Farr and husband Robert of Medford, NJ, his loving mother and father-in-law, George and Golfo Louglos of Burlington City, NJ, brother-in-law, Odysseas (Gina) Louglos, and sisters-in-law, Dina (Manoli) Markakis and Andrea Louglos, as well as several nieces and nephews.
His legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren: Golfo “Sophia”, husband Nickolas Tyris, and son, Michael of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Artemis “Temi”, husband Gabriel Dolenc, and son, Apostoleo of Charleston, South Carolina, and Peter Apostolaros of Maryland. Tony was also anxiously awaiting the birth of his first granddaughter, due to be born later this month. Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill, NJ.Friends and family may call Tuesday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Interment, Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church Altar Guild Fund or to Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia.