Boston, MA.- Steve A. Demakopoulos, PhD.a long-time resident of New York City and former Board member of the Saint Spyridon Church at Washington Heights is being remembered during a 40-day Memorial service at the Greek Orthodox church of the Annunciation, Brockton, MA, Sunday, February 12th. Dr. Demakopoulos, a retired economist who worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more than 25 years, was a linguistic columnist for the National Herald and other Hellenic American publications across the U.S. from 1966 to 1996. He died at the John Scott House, Braintree, MA on January 1, 2006, at age 75.
The author of Do you speak Greek published by the Seaburn Publishing group and a variety of articles on the Greek language retired 10 years ago and moved to Holbrook, MA., his wife’s hometown, where he built a library to accommodate all his works. While living in New York, Dr. Demakopoulos always had a dictionary open and sitting on a lectern, and was able to assist in inquiries about both the English and Greek language from his many associates and friends.
Having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he received his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees from New York University, and his office with the Post Authority was on the 65th floor of the World Trade Center.
A parishioner of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox church in Brockton, MA, Dr. Demakopoulos was buried in Union Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Madeline (Polisson), a brother, Chris, a nephew and a number of nieces.