Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 20, 2015
Dr. Louis John Glekas
Louis John Glekas, 81, of Falls Church, VA, died on
September 16, 2015.
Dr. Glekas was born in Washington, DC, to
Alexandra Krambovitis Glekas and her husband John
Louis Glekas, Greek immigrants from Sparta. He
graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in
1952 with honors, and went on to graduate from
Georgetown College in 1956 and from the Georgetown
School of Dentistry in 1960, also with honors.
Dr. Glekas was a retired Lieutenant with the U.S. Navy, having served as a dental
officer in Okinawa from 1960-1963, and afterwards in the Naval Reserves. Dr.
Glekas was a life-long member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in
Washington, where he served as president of the parish council, and of the Adelphia
Post of the D.C. American Legion, where he served as commander and also as
commander of the D.C. Department.
He was a dentist in Falls Church for 40 years.
Dr. Glekas is lovingly survived by his daughters Alicia Glekas Everett and Elena
Glekas Pernitz, son-in-law Jacques Pernitz, grandson Peter Everett, sister Angelina
Glekas Wright, nieces Deborah Wright Blanch and Teresa Wright Austin (Joseph),
nephews John Wright (Christie) and Robert Wright (Jeannine), his cousins Peter
Glekas, Nick Glekas and Louis Glekas, the Wright and Glekas families, his former
wife Barbara Alafoginis, and the Alafoginis family.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Sophia Cathedral, 36th St. and
Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, on Monday, September 21 at 10 a.m.;
funeral to follow at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Sophia Cathedral.