05/19/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Dino Vretos
Constantine Peter Vretos
“May his memory be eternal.”
Newport News High School Class of 1957
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still more sad news today. Dino Vretos, Class of 1957, President of the Senior Chorus and outstanding Guard of the Football Team, passed away suddenly in Alexandria on Saturday, May 04, 2019 at the age of 79.
He was the brother of Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA, Kathy Vretos ('60) of VA, and Frank Vretos of VA.
From the Daily Press - 05/19/19:
|Constantine Peter Vretos|
ALEXANDRIA - Constantine
"Dino" Vretos, Age 79, Teacher, Counselor, and Coach, died suddenly May 4,
2019 from heart failure while at the Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Dino was born in Newport News, Virginia on June 17, 1939 to Mary Kanelos and Peter Vretos. His father and grandparents were Greek immigrants from Sparta.
Dino was a proud member of the Newport News High School Typhoons' Class of 1957, Randolph-Macon College Class of 1961, and the William and Mary Graduate School of Education.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Dino taught for 35 years in the Fairfax County Schools (Ft. Hunt H.S. and Lee H.S.).
Above all, he loved
being the father of two daughters and grandfather of three. Dino could
accomplish anything he set his mind to: star H.S. and college football player,
talented baritone singer in many choirs, inspiring biology teacher, and a
committed and caring counselor of teens. He was an avid golfer, tennis player
He is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Linda Aird Vretos; daughters, Victoria (Kyle) Opel, and Joanna; grandchildren Emma, Alexander and Natalie, two sisters and four sisters-in-law, a brother and three brothers-in-law, and nine nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at St Mark's Lutheran Church in Springfield, Virginia. Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials can be made to the Chancel Choir at St. Mark's Lutheran
Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield, Virginia, 22150 or to the Foundation
for Fairfax County Public School's Kids in Needs Fund, 8115 Gatehouse Road,
Suite 5101, Falls Church, Virginia 22042. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
May 12, 2019
Thanks, Coach....your influence in my life will never be forgotten.......Rest well, my old friend.....
~ Paul Hughes, brisbane/Lynchburg, Virginia
May 13, 2019
Linda and family,
I am saddened to hear this news. Dino was a giant in the FHHS community and touched a lot of lives along the way. My prayers, love and condolences to you and your family.
~ Neil Robinson, Annandale, Virginia
May 19, 2019
Harry and I dearly loved Jimmy, he was the sweetest and kindest man we've ever known. You are all in our prayers.- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailypress/guestbook.aspx?n=james-nelms&pid=168424497&cid=full#sthash.eYd8EQ0l.dpuf
So sorry for your loss.
May 20, 2019
sympathies are extended to Dino's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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O Darkest Woe
Author: Unknown, 1628, Stanza 1
Stanzas 2-7 by Johann Rist (1607-1667), 1641
Translated by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878), 1863
1. O darkest woe!
Ye tears, forth flow!
Has earth so sad a wonder?
God the Father's only Son
Now is buried yonder.
2. O sorrow dread!
God's Son is dead!
But by His expiation
Of our guilt upon the cross
Gained for us salvation.
3. O sinful man!
It was the ban
Of death on thee that brought Him
Down to suffer for thy sins
And such woe hath wrought Him.
4. Lo, stained with blood,
The Lamb of God,
The Bridegroom, lies before thee,
Pouring out His life that He
May life restore thee.
5. O Ground of faith,
Laid low in death.
Sweet lips. now silent sleeping!
Surely all that live must mourn
Here with bitter weeping.
6. Oh. blest shall be
Who oft in faith will ponder
Why the glorious Prince of Life
Should be buried yonder.
7. O Jesus blest,
My Help and Rest
With tears I now entreat Thee:
Make me love Thee to the last,
Till in heaven I greet Thee!
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Acts 3:15
Titled: "O Traurigkeit, o Herzelei"d
Tune: "O Traurigkei"t
1st Published in: _Wuerzburger Gesangbuch_, 1628
"O Darkest Woe"
- # 167 in the Lutheran Hymnal Online - midi (arrangement © by Rev.
Richard Jordan) and lyrics
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