AHEPA: Passing of Brother Chris Economides‏


Supreme President of AHEPA – John W. Galanis was saddened to hear of the passing of life member Chris Economides. Chris was a lifelong member of Charlotte AHEPA Chapter No.2. Brother Chris was an

AHEPA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, was a stalwart supporter of AHEPA and most of all the Sons of Pericles.


” AHEPA has suffered a terrible loss with the passing of Brother Chris”  stated Galanis. ” He was truly a driving force in the Sons of Pericles having served as their national advisor for nearly 25 years.  He shaped the lives of many and has touched the lives of thousands, always with a smile”  Galanis stated in a phone interview.  He will be terribly missed.




The entire AHEPA family is mourning the passing of our brother, our friend, our ne and only Mr. E!  Quick with a joke, or to offer advice, he was an inspiration for a generation of AHEPAns.  We will miss his humor, his smile and his wisdom. We will wait to see him in heaven making all of our departed brothers laughing at his jokes.


Photo of Brother Chris at a recent AHEPA Banquet



Sons of Pericles National Advisor Jimmy Kokotas wrote:


“We have all heard the saying “The future of tomorrow is the youth of today.”  For the last 50 years Chris Economides

(Mr. E.) lived by those words as he nurtured and helped to develop some of the great leaders of our beloved AHEPA.  His tough love approach and blunt honesty were essential in preparing our young men for the true challenges of life.  His selflessness and dedication truly exemplified the values of this organization and his commitment was unwavering.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, May his Memory be eternal! It has been requested that in lieu of sending flowers donations be made in his honor to AHEPA for the Rebuilding of St Nicholas Ground Zero. Please make your checks payable to the AHEPA Charitable Foundation and send them to AHEPA headquarters.”

Chris Economides passed away Sunday February 14, 2016, A natural born leader, a supporter of the Order of AHEPA and the face of the Sons of Pericles for nearly 25 years, Brother Chris devoted his life to champion the causes of young people.  The Sons of Pericles would not have been around if not for Chris, he shaped the lives of thousands of young people, making them leaders in their communities.