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AHI Saddened by the Passing of Longtime AHI Supporter
July 1, 2013—No. 42 (202) 785-8430

AHI Saddened by the Passing of Longtime AHI Supporter

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) mourns the passing of Mrs. Sandra Jeanne Vonetes, of Washington, D.C., who died June 28, 2013.

“Sandra was a longtime and staunch supporter of AHI,” said AHI Founder Gene Rossides.  “She cared deeply about the mission of AHI and the success of its programming. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

“We are saddened by Sandra’s passing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “She was a strong supporter of AHI, and in a way, Sandra’s work as a florist touched all of us who ever attended an AHI awards dinner in Washington and admired the floral decor.  May her memory be eternal.”

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, Va., with a Trisagion Service at 7 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave., in Richmond. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Sandra may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Richmond, Va., or to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center and think tank that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community. 



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