Ted J. Doulas Dulles
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Dulles, Ted J. Doulas age 72, of Elmhurst, beloved husband of the late Kiki A. Dulles, loving father of John Dulles, Connie (Bill) Heniades, Gigi Dulles and Ted Jr. (Samantha) Dulles, proud grandfather of Jimmy, Billy and Teddy, dear brother of Toula, Nota, Tasso, Chris and the late Peter, dear uncle of many nieces and nephews, fond brother-in-law of Tasia (Gus), Shirley and the late Nick, Spero and Nina. Visitation at the Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, on Wednesday, from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, November 17th, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 893 N. Church Rd., Elmhurst, beginning with Divine Liturgy from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst. Mr. Dulles was a founding member and Past President of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmhurst; Past President of A.H.E.P.A.; founder and Past President of the Louka Society; Past President of the Pan-Arcadian Society; long-standing businessman in Elmhurst for 42 years founding Dulles Cleaners and the Athenian Fireside Restaurant; Past Grand Master of Elmhurst Lodge No. 941 A.F. & A.M. Mr. Dulles was an honorary alumnus of Elmhurst College. 1999 recipient of the Elmhurst Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the State of Illinois and the Elmhurst YMCA. A lifelong DuPage Republican Benefactor and sponsor of York H.S. Athletics, Mr. Dulles emigrated from Greece to the United States in 1952. Being very proud of his Greek-American Heritage, Mr. Dulles sponsored many people to become citizens and take part in the American dream. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be directed to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Elmhurst. For info: 630-834-1133.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2005.
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November 15, 2005
Dear Dulles Family:

We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. However, we feel lucky to have gotten to know him over these many years. Your father will be missed by us, and we are sure by many others as well. Your father was a person of great charisma and energy who was always a joy to be around.

He was an inspiration to us on several levels. First and foremost, he was a devoted family man. The fact that your family remained strong and tightly knit, even after the untimely death of his wife, is a true testament to the love and devotion that he had to you and an awesome achievement in is this day and age.

Secondly, his dedication to Hellenism was unparalelled. His is the true definition of a Greek- American. Even to the very end, after every contact we had with him we felt such pride in our heritage because of the wisdom and stories that he would share with us. For instance, he is singlehandely responsible for enriching my understanding of the English language by pointing out the Greek roots of a many word. His passion and enthusiasm in this regard were remarkable!

Finally, he was a leader in every sense of the word. If there was a cause he felt strongly about, he would commit himself to it and bring others along as well. The ceaseless giving of his time and resources is a great example for anyone seeking to give back to the community.

We know that our lives were made better by having known your father and we know that this world was made a better place because of your father. Mr. Ted Dulles was a great man and we will keep him in our prayers.
Fay and Spyro Demakis
November 15, 2005

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