Louis Peter Athas succumbed to leukemia which he fought courageously on March 16, 2001, in Belmont, California.

Born in Garfield, Utah, April 24, 1916, he lived in Salt Lake City, with several years in Greece as a child, until 1964 when he relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his BS at the University of Illinois where he met his treasured wife, Edna. In Salt Lake City he ran the family phar-macies and the Crest Theater. He was active in commercial, church, civic affairs and sports which included: Goodwill, CA, and the Bank of Korea, US, as a member of the Board; Kiwanis, Salt Lake, as President; Kiwanis, San Francisco, as President and District Governor; Variety Club, Salt Lake; Holy Trinity Cathedral, SLC; Holy Cross, Belmont, CA. He served in the US Army Intelligence Corps in World War II in the Philippines receiving a Bronze Star and other decorations. He was active in the American Legion and V.F.W. Sports played a huge part of his life whether basketball in Utah or the racquet ball at which he excelled and played until he was 81 in California. In past years, Lou and Edna divided their time between California, Greece, England and France. His parents, Peter E. and Anna Athas, were well known to both the Greek and political communities in Utah.

He is survived by his cherished wife Edna B. Athas; daughters Jeannine Athas, London; Trisha and husband Nicolas G. Lykiardopulo, Mougins, France; son and wife Peter E. and Dr. Grace Athas, New Orleans; and a grandson Haydn Peter Athas Williams. His sister Mary and husband Pete Paulos reside in Salt Lake.

Service at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Interment at Mt. Olivet to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Carlmont Convalescent Hospital, 2140 Carlmont, Belmont, CA 94002, marked for the Louis Peter Athas Fund.