Fred P. Photos, age 85, of Schaumburg, originally from Routsi, Megalopolis Greece, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Sophie, nee Demetros, and loving father of Reverend Father Dean (Presbytera Georget) Photos and Maria (Harry) Secaras. Proud grandfather of John, Lauren, and Cynthia Secaras. Devoted son of the late Peter and the late Evdokia Photopoulos and dear brother of Andreas (June) and Chris Photopoulos and Tasia (Costa) Kondilas. Special uncle, cousin, Godfather and friend of many, here and in Greece.
A proud Veteran of the United States Army, Fred served in the Korean War as an 18 year old cook for a platoon of soldiers who became brothers. Until the end of his life, he shared amazing stories of his days enlisted.
Family and friends may gather on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church located at 133 S. Roselle Road in Palatine Illinois 60067 for Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Fred’s name to St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church.
In observance of current restrictions, we are limited to 50 guests in Church at a time for Visitation. Social distancing and the use of face masks are mandatory. If you are not feeling well it is recommended that you stay home and rest. Please visit www.stnectariosgoc.org to watch the Funeral Service live. Online condolences can be given at jgadinamis.com.
May His Memory Be Eternal
Sending our condolences and prayers to the family of a well respected and softspoken man who was generous and kind; he will always be remembered for his love for his church.
Our prayers for all in his loss. I remember him with great kindness and respect. Memory eternal.
As a former teacher and principal at Lake Park High School’s East Campus, I had the pleasure of working with Fred. He was always kind, considerate, and a true gentleman. He took pride in his work, always was positive, an always was willing to help others. The Lake Park family missed Fred when he retired and the world will miss Fred now that he has passed. My sincerest sympathy to his family. We all were lucky to have a chance to walk beside Fred in our lives.
Fred was one of the first people I had the pleasure of meeting when I started teaching at Lake Park 22 years ago. He welcomed me with a warm and sincere smile and always took the time to say hello to everyone throughout his day. He was the epitome of kindness and a strong work ethic. He really took pride in his work but more importantly, he took pride in the people he was surrounded by. I think of him often and ran into him a few times since he retired and we would chat for many minutes. My deepest… Read more »
So very sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Photos. I had the pleasure of meeting him when I started teaching at Lake Park High School and it was so nice to talk to him on a daily basis. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his family. May his memory be eternal.
I retired in 2002, and it is sad to get any e-mail relaying news of an LPHS employee’s passing. Fred was a delightful man, who always had a kind word when our paths crossed. Fred was well liked by staff and students alike, and his passing will be mourned by many. My condolences to the family and friends of Fred Photos.
Fred and I arrived at Lake Park the same year and retired just a few years apart. For 20 years we’d share family or school news in conversation as he arrived many a morning in my classroom to manually “jump start” the heating/cooling system that stubbornly refused to cooperate with a thermostat. Fred was everybody’s friend and a most cheerful, helpful, and hard-working co-worker. I admired and appreciated him and send sincerest sympathy to his family on the loss of this wonderful gentleman.
Our sincerest condolences and prayers to Father Dean, Maria, and their families. Theio Foti will truly be missed by all. He was a wonderful man with a gentle soul. He is reunited with his beloved wife, Theia Aglaia. All our love to you during this most difficult time. Zoi se sas; may your father’s memory be forever eternal.
Phyllis & Jim Tsevis
Julia & Ross Economy
We are thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Sending our love and prayers. So sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal.
Dear Maria and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Fred. Your mom and dad were two of my favorite patients. I loved seeing them. They brought a smile to my face each time they came in. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Liz (formerly Dr, Srodulski’s office)
My heartfelt condolences to Fred’s family. Fred was kind, conscientious and sincere in all his efforts at Lake Park. It was truly a pleasure to work with such a wonderful man.
We are so sad hearing of the loss of our dear friend. Fred. During my days as principal of each campus and later as Deputy Superintendent of Lake Park High School, Fred was a well liked and vital member of our staff. He was a hard worker, conscientious, friendly, efficient, and a good friend to my family, Sandy and I enjoyed having breakfasts out with Sophie and Fred after my retirement. Those good times were a blessing to us. Fred cared so long for Sophie in the best way he could. He provided her the best care with his most… Read more »