03/30/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Frank Kanelos

Frank William Kanelos, II
(04 May 1952 - 27 Mar 2005)

Newport News High School Class of 1970

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Newport News High School has lost yet another one of its own.

From Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA - 03/29/05:

Dear Carol,

This is to let you know my first cousin,
   Frank William Kanelos ('70) passed away on March 27 at MCV
in Richmond, VA. Funeral arrangements will be in Wednesday's newspaper, the Daily Press.
He was a great person and will be missed!

Love, Evelyn (NNHS '55)

   Oh, Evelyn!  I'm so sorry to hear this!  Such a young man!


Frank William Kanelos II

WILLIAMSBURG - Frank William Kanelos II, 52, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Born May 4, 1952, and raised in Newport News, he graduated from Newport News High School in 1970. He attended V.C.U. College from 1971 to 1974. One of Frank's greatest passions was his 25-year career with Anheuser-Busch. He left behind many friends and co-workers after being diagnosed with Scleroderma, with which he fought a brave and courageous battle. Frank was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan, and enjoyed deep sea fishing, snow skiing and playing billiards. Frank was preceded in rest by his father, William Frank Kanelos. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ethel Kanelos of Williamsburg; two sisters, Helen Hollowell of Newport News and Katherine Earhart of Hampton; and his nephew/godson, Walter John Adcock of Chester, Md. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the funeral home by Father George Chioros. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Bayfield, MA 01922. Many thanks to the nursing staff and doctors of M.C.V. 5th Floor North Tower involved in Frank's care for their compassion and dedication. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Christopher Wise. We will deeply miss Frank for his compassion and love and devotion to his family and friends. He will be in our hearts forever.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/30/2005.
Frank Kanelos



I am Charlie Smith's daughter. I would like to say I am extremely sorry, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I loved Frank a whole lot. He used to come over to my dad's house, and he was like a teddy bear. Me and my sister could crawl all over him and he loved it. I would also like to say my dad loved him like his own brother. We will all miss you, Frank.
Helen, Please accept our condolences for the loss of your brother. We know how close you both were. God bless
Rick/Barbara Gabriel (Henrico, NC ) - March 30, 2005
I heard Frank had passed away form Denise Drummond, and I let Stuart Goodman know. We all remember Frank as a sincere, nice guy. He was always fun to be around and was always upbeat. I had not thought of him in years but his memory brought an instant smile to my face.

I am sorry for your loss. Frank will be missed and he left a good memory with me.

Billy Hobbs
Billy Hobbs (Hampton, VA ) - March 30, 2005
I went to Newport News High School with Frank. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Kathy Cooper
Kathy Cooper (Toano, VA) - March 30, 2005
Frank will always have A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART
Debbie Hudgins (Chester, VA ) - March 30, 2005
Frank will be missed by all his NNHS classmates. He was a wonderful guy. The family is in our prayers.
Roberta Hilsdon (Atlanta, GA ) - March 31, 2005
Helen, My thoughts of sympathy go out to you and the family for the passing of your brother. I enjoyed knowing Frank from the Rusty Nail days and it was always fun being with him. For sure he was definitely an Orioles fan. You take care.   
Bobby Hilling - "The Hat" (Newport News, VA ) - March 31, 2005

   Our deepest sympathies and prayers are extended to you, Evelyn, and to all of Frank's family and friends. 

   As of 08/15/07, this information is now also posted here:




From Helen Kanelos Hollowell ('72) of VA - 09/19/07 - "Death of my brother Frank Kanelos":

Thank you very much to all who sent in the kindest condolences for the loss of my brother Frank Kanelos........................I have known for a long time that this site existed. Today I visited for the first time and was overwhelmed........I cried....I miss my brother so so much.......

Helen Hollowell....  class of 72

   Thank you so much, Helen.  Again, our sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother.

"May his memory be eternal."

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

In You Rejoice
(O Tebi Radujetsja)

Liturgy of St. Basil - Tone 6

(English adaptation by Edward Sedor)

All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
the host of angels and all mankind.
O holy temple and spiritual paradise,
the glory of virgins,
from whom God was made flesh and became a little Child,
and is our God before all ages.

For He made You womb His throne,
and more spacious than the heavens.
All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
glory to You.

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