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SPIRO GREGORY MASTORAS - Mr. Mastoras was born in Gadsden, AL June 3, 1929 to Gregory Spiro and Onorena Greenwood Mastoras. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy in 1946 and graduated in 1950 from Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He relocated to Birmingham and began his career with Alabama Power Company until his retirement in 1989. He married Janice R. Toney of Gadsden, AL on July 4, 1956.
Mr. Mastoras was awarded and recognized for his outstanding work and contributions to the power industry by the S.E.E. Board of Directors and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power Engineering Society. He served as President of the Lion's Club and was a member of the First Ball In Tennis Club. He served on the Parish Council of the Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He had a hunger for knowledge and a special love of the study of history. He leaves a great legacy incorporating all aspects of life - practicing faith, tolerance, compassion, and humility of spirit - but first and foremost, unselfish love.
Mr. Mastoras passed away on April 22, 2004. He will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted wife, Janice Toney Mastoras, his mother, Rena Greenwood Mastoras, two daughters, Angela Mastoras Key, Mary Ann Mastoras Christian and husband M. Clifton Christian, granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Christian, and numerous other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held in Birmingham at the Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Saturday April 24, 2004 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the Trisagion (thrice blessed) Prayers at 7:00. On Sunday, April 25, visitation will be held at the Crestwood Funeral Home (2209 East Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35903) from 1:00-2:30 with funeral services beginning at 2:30 and following at the Crestwood Cemetery for the final service and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Red Cross (950 22nd Street North, Birmingham AL 35203), New Beacon Hospice (2145 Highland Avenue South, Su ite 110, Birmingham, AL 35205), or Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral (307 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35223).
(from the Birmingham News courtesy of Martin von Hermann and Jim Medek)