The Greeks in Washington supported themselves and their families as entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, musicians and in public service.
A GREEK VILLAGE FOR TWO
Ask Petro Farmasonis where the best Greek food can be found in Seattle, Washington, and he will point to his own kitchen. From 1966 to 1979 Petro and Colleen Farmasonis operated Seattle's successful Greek-themed restaurant, the Eleniko Horio, Greek Village.
THE MODEST SURVIVOR
Steve Mallos is not one to brag about his life. Growing up in a rather poor family, he retired as a Vice President of the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Washington despite several injuries and serious illnesses along the way.
Eleni or "Nitsa" (the familiar of Elenitsa or little Eleni) Rockas (nee Rotous) was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington, on November 6, 1933. She is seen here holding her autobiography, "Reflections of an American-Greek Life," which she completed in May of 2013.
LAWYER AS SECULAR PRIEST
While Fr. Kouklis conducted baptism or funeral services in the church, his son was in court for an adoption or a will probate.
FINDING GOOD FORTUNE
For the three Carkonen brothers, a learned work ethic, emphasis on family values and strong relationships within the Greek community have aided their success in both business and in life.