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Prokopes Colevas
Viewing: April 18, 2019 (Thursday) from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Service: April 19, 2019 (Friday) at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St NW, Washington

Prokopes “Peter” Colevas, aged 93


Died Saturday, April 13th 2019 surrounded by family.
A proud native Washingtonian born on February 10, 1926, he was raised in Southeast Washington across from the US Marine Barracks.  He acquired the nickname “Guppy” as a youth. Just prior to graduation from Eastern High School he joined the US Army Air Corps and served as a tail gunner in the waning months of WWII.  Upon completion of his military service he returned to D.C. and earned his high school diploma.  With the support of the GI bill he was able to attend college at the George Washington University, earning a BA degree in chemistry.  He subsequently graduated from GWU medical school with the support of his younger brother.  After practicing internal medicine in Northwest DC in private practice, he returned to school and received a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and then worked for the District of Columbia public health service.

Peter married Patricia Keenan on April 29, 1961. He was a lifelong member of the congregation at the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. His passions were his family, gardening, the Eastern Shore beaches, home renovation and all things that offered an opportunity to use tools to make something whole.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Keenan Colevas, his sons, Gregory Speros Colevas and Alexander Dimitrios Colevas, his daughter, Eleni Colevas Shipe, his sister Patra (Cleo) Hangemanole and eleven grandchildren.

Those wishing to celebrate his life are invited to join the family at DeVol Funeral Home at 2222 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington (Complimentary Valet Parking) from 6-8 PM on April 18.

The funeral service will be held at the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 2815 36th St NW, Washington at 10:30 AM on April 19.

Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Suitland, Maryland

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