In Memoriam: Penelope Gialamas Korkos

Penelope Gialamas Korkos

Penelope Gialamas Korkos passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 15, 2017. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. George Korkos. She was the love of his life. She is further survived by her children James (Christine) Korkos, Thomas (Christina) Korkos, and Kathryn (Charles) Theofilos; her eight grandchildren; brother George Gialamas; loving nieces and nephews, additional family, and many friends.

Penny was born in Chicago on March 15, 1935. She taught there until she married George Korkos on August 17, 1958. After they moved to Milwaukee, Penny taught at General Mitchell School and Jefferson School in Wauwatosa. She was also very involved in many philanthropic organizations. Among her favorites were the National Philoptochos Board where she served for more than 10 years and the Milwaukee Symphony Women’s League where she chaired eight Fashion Shows and two Symphony Balls, among others. A lady of elegance and sophistication, her presence was felt when she entered a room.

Memorials appreciated to the Penelope G. Korkos Scholarship Fund at the National Hellenic Society, www.nationalhellenicsociety.org, 85 S. Bragg St., Ste 200F, Alexandria, VA 22312 or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 W. Congress St., Milwaukee, WI 53225.

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