Dr. Theodore G. Dalakos passed away unexpectedly at home on November 19, 2020. Born in Athens, Greece on March 3, 1935, to George Theodore Dalakos and Despina Foscolos Dalakos, Ted endured a difficult childhood under Nazi occupation forces during World War II and the subsequent civil war right after. He attended the military medical school in Thessalonika and finished at the University of Athens Medical School. After his internship in Patras, Greece, he went to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to do a residency in endocrinology. He then visited the United States and was offered a fellowship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York under Dr. Streeten. He spent 7 years in clinical and research studies and then moved to private practice at the Physicians' Office Building of Community General Hospital where he worked until his retirement in 2005.
He met his wife of 50 years, Toni DeAngelo, while she was a graduate student at Syracuse University. They married on January 17, 1970 and welcomed their first son, George, followed by Anthony and then, Joanna.
Ted had many interests, namely, sailing at the Skaneateles Sailing Club, SU basketball, golf, and grocery shopping.
Ted is survived by his wife of over 50 years Toni, his Children George, Anthony and Joanna. He loved very dearly the spouses of his children, Joanne Dalakos and Adam Smith.He idolized his grandchildren, his namesake, Theodore George Dalakos, Sarah Grace Dalakos, Julia Deborah Dalakos, Penelope Alice Smith, Antonia Victoria Smith and Nikolas Basil Smith. He is also survived by his sister Christina and his brother, Konstantine of Athens, Greece as well as many beloved family members in America and in Greece.
A long, faithful parishioner of St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church, he will have a funeral service on Tuesday, November 24 at 10:30 AM. Covid restrictions will be in place, service will be live-streamed (see St. Sophia's website).Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sophia's Church.