Panayiota Nekos

Panayiota "Pam" Nekos (Patsalos)

Friday, July 15th, 1927 - Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Obituary

After a long, beautiful life, Panayiota “Pam” (Patsalos) Nekos of Pleasantville, NY, was called into eternal rest on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Pam was born on July 15, 1927 in Newburgh, NY to Constantine and Agathe (Striphas) Patsalos. She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in Math from Ladycliff College, Highland Falls, NY. Due to a teachers’ shortage after WWII, she subsequently obtained her Elementary School Teacher’s Certification. She taught for several years, and then worked for GE as an Engineering Assistant in their Gas Turbine Division. After raising her family, she was employed at PPG Biomedical Systems as an Executive Assistant in Pleasantville, NY.

From a young age, Pam was always a high-energy person who loved the outdoors, dancing, sports, drawing, painting, parades and patriotic events. As a child, she worked in her father’s business, Patsalos Brothers Ice Cream and Confectionary Store. She was active in various organizations including hiking and skiing with the OYK Adirondack Club, Contemporary Club, Pleasantville School PTO and several bridge and art groups. She was a longtime member of the Church of Our Savior in Rye, NY where she was active in the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos, serving as Treasurer and Chaired the annual luncheon fundraiser.

On July 6, 1957 she married Peter James Nekos of Kingston, NY and was blessed with 3 children and their spouses, Athena (Costas) Loukellis (Hartford, CT), Barbara (Anthony) Soldano (Ridgefield, CT) and James (Michele Fennelly) Nekos (Katonah, NY). She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Nicholas, Stephen and Alexander Loukellis; Peter, Demetrius and Georgia Nekos, 7 nieces and nephews and a God-daughter.

In addition to her parents, Pam was predeceased by her brothers, Demetrius and Peter; sister, Georgia (Patsalos) Janis; sisters-in-law, Maria (Nekos) Davis and Angelina (Vassel) Patsalos and brother-in-law, Thomas Janis.

Pam had an appreciation for everyone she met resulting in many long-time friends who will miss her. She will be remembered for her gentle demeanor, wonderful personality and devotion to her family and friends. Pam and Peter recently moved to Atria on the Hudson where she was enjoying her new friends and community.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20th from 4pm – 8pm with a Trisagion at 6pm at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY.
A funeral service will be held Friday, December 21, 11am at the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour, 2195 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, NY. Internment will take place at All Souls Cemetery, 175 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville, NY.

Memorial donations may be made in Pam’s name to the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour, 2195 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, NY 10580 or The Hillside Food Outreach, P.O. Box 155, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    Address
    418 Bedford Road
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
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  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 11:00am
    Location
    The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Savior
    Address
    2195 Westchester Ave East
    RYE, NY 10580
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    Officiant
    Rev. Father Elias G. Villis
  • Interment

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 12:30pm
    When
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 12:30pm
    Location
    All Souls Cemetery
    Address
    Sunnyside Avenue and Marble Avenue
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
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Louis Mercadante

Posted at 02:51pm
To the Nekos family our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We loved Pam. She was a sweet dear lady. She will always be in our prayers. May she rest in peace. Love Marie, Philip & Lou Mercadante
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The Kapetanopoulos Family

Posted at 10:31am
With heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beautiful and loving mother/grandmother. Love, Dr. Elias, Marilena, Andreas, Sophie and Children
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All your friends at Edge

Posted at 10:15am
Jim, Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Dennis Fallanca

Posted at 09:33am
With Deepest Sympathy, the Fallanca Family
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David and Man-Sau Wally

Posted at 03:36pm
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Man-Sau and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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