Theodore P. Kastrinakis, 78, of Palmer Township, died peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2011.
Born: March 9, 1933 in Maleme, Crete, Greece, he was a son of the late Petros and Evaggelia Manoudakis Kastrinakis.
Personal: He and his beloved wife, the former Victoria Apostolopoulos celebrated 50 years of marriage this past July 16th. He immigrated to Easton in 1954, whereupon he joined the United States Army. In 1966 he co-founded Richard’s Drive In, tirelessly serving his loyal customers until his retirement in 1998. Affectionately known as Pappou to all, he graciously donated his time and energy to his family, church and community. Pappou loved traveling back to his homeland of Greece and he was also an avid Yankees fan.
Memberships: He was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wilson Borough, where he was a long time council member. He was also a member of AHEPA.
Survivors: wife, Victoria; three daughters, Eve Gouskos and her husband, Dennis of Palmer Township, Kathy Galanos and her husband, Lambros of Bethlehem Township and Maria Kastrinakis and her husband, Marc Devlin of Easton; two sisters, Stamatia Dimou of Allentown and Eleni Koustogiannakis of Crete, Greece; and six grandchildren, Francine, Victoria, Ari, Theo, Eirini and Theodora.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 321 S. 20th St., Wilson Borough. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the church with Trisagion Service at 8:30 p.m. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.
Memorials: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Building Fund, 321 S. 20th St., Easton, PA 18042.