Obituary – John G. Bardis

JohnGBardis-Aug14John George Bardis, 87, of Keene died Aug. 19, 2014, at Genesis Keene Center, after a period of declining health.

He was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Northfield, Vt., son of George John and Mary G. (Megalogenis) Bardis. He graduated from Keene High School and went on to graduate from New England College, majoring in business. He earned his Master of Education from Keene State College.

Mr. Bardis served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman and was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Marion Helen Luopa on Aug. 28, 1955, in Keene.

Mr. Bardis was a teacher in both the Fall Mountain School District and also at Keene Junior High School.

He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church for many years.

Mr. Bardis enjoyed sports, games and puzzles. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the children.

His wife, Marion Helen Bardis, died in 2005.

Survivors include his sons, George John Bardis of Sterling, Mass., and James John Bardis of Keene; his grandchildren, Jesse James Bardis of Keene, and Emma Kaye Bardis and Megan Kaye Bardis, both of Sterling, Mass.; his siblings, James Bardis of Keene, Evelyn Bacopulos of Keene, Marjorie Kanakis of Newport, Helen Brountas of Bangor, Maine, and Sonia Pelekis of Haworth, N.J.

Services for Mr. Bardis will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 70 West St., Keene. Burial will follow at the Monadnock View Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., Keene.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 70 West St., Keene 03431.

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