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In Memory

Arthur W. Athanas

Arthur W. AthanasAthanas, ArthurArthur William Athanas, 72, passed away on April 29, 2015 at the McGraw Center for Caring Hospice facility in Jacksonville, FL. He was born February 11, 1943 in Bridgeport, CT. Arthur graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport, CT in 1961 and continued his education at the University of Miami (1961 – 1965), where he became a proud member of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. Following successful completion of his education, Arthur proudly served his country for six years in the National Guard until discharged in 1978. He married Geraldine M. Lesnick of Stratford, CT in 1970. Arthur retired from BAE Systems (Lexington, MA) in 2004 after 20 years as a subcontract negotiator. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Florida.Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Geraldine Lesnick; son, Jason Guilford Athanas of Princeton, NJ; daughter, Lisa Beth Ayers of Oakton, VA; four grandchildren, Liam Athanas, Austin Ayers, Ashley Ayers and Alex Ayers

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05/04/15 09:34 PM #1    

Gloria Laks (Schnyder)

So very sorry for the loss of Arthur.RIP

05/05/15 03:14 PM #2    

Adele H. Liskov

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Art Athanas.  We were friends at Central and enjoyed good humor together, always making each other laugh and trying out jokes and funny stories.  I'll especially remember him for his sweet sense of humor and as a special high school friend.   I'd like to extend my sincere sympathy to his family.

Adele Liskov

05/05/15 10:20 PM #3    

Diane M. Barabas (Dillman)

Sorry for your loss.  I remember a very nice and funny young man.

Diane Dillman

05/07/15 09:53 AM #4    

Nancy C. Reich

I knew Art very well, he was always a friendly and very nice fellow . It is a shame that he is gone . We have lost so many classmates in the 50+ years, I think over 90!!  Lets try to have more reunions to enjoy our time here.

05/07/15 08:12 PM #5    

Jerry A. Feinstein

I was very saddened to hear of Art's passing. I knew him since third grade. We went to Washington School which was next door to St. Augustine's in Bpt. My sincerest condolences to his family.


Jerry Feinstein

05/08/15 08:31 AM #6    

Lois M. Smick (Weiss)

One of my greatest memories at Central was knowing Art............he will be missed!

Loey (Smick) Weiss


05/08/15 12:00 PM #7    

Rita E. Skog

So sorry to hear of Art's passing. He was a fun guy at Central and I enjoyed seeing him at the reunion. Condolences to you at this time.


05/08/15 01:06 PM #8    

Edward A. Hayduk

Art & I were pals both both in and out of Central. We had such a great gang esecially involing music & drama & just plain ole messin arounbd. We both wanted to be Actors and we were going to go to the Pasadena Playhouse to study. That would have set the entrtainment world on end. WILL MISS YOU BUDDIE !! 

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