Cleo passed away on February 12, 2021.
Cleo was a native Washingtonian and graducate of McKinley High School, class of 1954.
She had a long and distinguished career in the Federal Government at both the Export-Import
Bank and the Small Business Administration where she retired from in 1995 after 40 years.
She was Chief, Information Resources Branch at SBA.
Cleo was a lifelong member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral where she attended and
taught Sunday School, was a member of the Teen League and was a volunteer for the ladies
Cleo was noted for her outstanding cooking skills and, particularly, for her Greek Easter bread.
She was also an avid needle pointer and enjoyed time with her two sisters.
She is survived by her loving sisters, Jean Verbillis of Washington, DC, and Renee Younes
(Glenn) of Jeffersonton, VA; a niece, Maria Bell (Rick) of Marietta, GA; nephew, Louis Gabris
(Libby) of Alexandria, VA and a step-nephew, Glenn Younes (Lauren) of Ellicott City, MD. Also
survived by her great-nieces, Lily Kate, and Olivia Bell; Bowen and Brady Garbis; and
step-great niece, Sydney Younes.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox
Cathedral, 2815 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Viewing will be at 10 a.m. and services will begin at 11 a.m.
Interment will be at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Sofia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
at the above address.
|Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2021.