Entries by Veronica Kirin

Barbara D. Markess

I grew up with Dolly.  She took care of us when we were little while visiting my grandmother.  She was the family nurse, and has always been there for any questions (including whether turtles carry salmonella… which prevented me from getting a pet). Barbara “Dolly” Markess was born on May 22, 1932 at her parents […]

Father Jacques DePaul

Father Jacques DePaul died on October 25, 2015 at the St. Vincent monastery in LaTrobe, PA.  His obituary can be read here. “I was a convert… I went to mass with [the girl I liked] and she explained it too well.” I grew up known Father DePaul as a distant cousin who was always kind […]

Lampros Kakitsis

Lampros Kakitsis was born on the island of Chios, Greece, in 1941.  After finishing school, he joined the Greek navy, and quickly became an officer.  While out at sea near the coast of Virginia, USA, he received a call from his father.  There was a civil war starting, and he shouldn’t come home.  At the […]