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Phocion Lellos




Phocion Lellos age 86 of Wayne died peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

He was born and raised in Pearl Street area of Haverhill Massachusetts and soon after graduating from high school he was drafted into the US Navy during World War II. He served from 1944 through 1946 and was Honorably Discharged with distinction as a Quartermaster 3rd Class.

After his service he went to college and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. After college Phocion toured throughout Europe. He worked as a Professional Engineer in the aerospace industry for companies such as Bell and Sikorsky. He started a technical personnel agency in Boston MA.

He met his wife, the late Jean Capolon, while in the Catskill Mountains, they married November 4th, 1961 and lived in Europe before returning to live in Boston MA. They began their family in Massachusetts and moved to the Pines Lake section of Wayne in 1975.

Phocion was a dedicated member of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff and sang in their choir for many years.

He enjoyed sailing on Pines Lake, and was always tinkering with his antique Alfa Romeo and Jaguar cars. For many years he sang with the New York Chorale Society.

Phocion was the loving husband of forty-two years to the late Jean (Capolon) Lellos (July 2003); devoted father of Cion Lellos and his partner Jennifer of Mendon, VT, Jason Lellos and his wife Stacy of Wayne, NJ, Brian Lellos of Mason, OH, and Alex Lellos of Doylestown, PA; cherished grandfather of Sophia, Nikolas, Evangeline, and Cassie Lellos; loved brother of Theodore Lellos of Chelmsford, MA, Mel Tsamparlis of Manchester, NH, and the late Solon Lellos.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

A Funeral Service will be held 10 AM on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Avenue, Wyckoff.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or the Wayne First Aid Squad, PO Box 291,  Wayne NJ 07474 would be appreciated.

Guest Book


Jason...We're so sorry to hear about your father. Memories are "forever" will always have them. Thinking of you and your family. Love, Snuffy and Ed Loftus

Ed and Snuffy Loftus


To Jason Lellos and family: I extend my condolences to you on your beloved father's falling asleep in our Lord. Nothing replaces the love and sacrifice of a dad but God's plans extend beyond the tomb for His creation. May your father's memeory be eternal and may life be with all of you. in Christ's service, +Fr. Bill Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Wyckoff, NJ

Fr. Basil Gikas


Bless You Phocion May God be with you always! I will always love your son Cion. Thank You for giving him life. Jen

Jennifer Smith


Cion,Jason,Alex and Brian. I have many memories all good of the time I spent at your house with both your parents. Your dad was a lot of fun and he will be missed.Cathy and I are sorry for your loss may he rest in peace. Jim

Jim and Cathy Kearney


Im so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers

JoAnne Romanl


Cion, Jason, Brian & Alex, I am so sorry about your dad. I have some great memories of him. I will always remember all the good times. Love, Barbara

Barbara Rotio-Fiorillo


It takes a little darkness to see the stars,and a whole lifetime to reach them.Memories are a legacy of love.

Chris McIntyre and Family


So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a really funny guy. It is never easy no matter what the age..Peace to all..

Victoria Gill-Wolz and Gary Wolz


Jason, Stacy, and all the lovely Lellos family - deepest sympathy at the passing of Papou.

Kasey & Rob Lai


The Lellos Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all during this time. Regards, Joann & Danielle Nielsen

Joann and Danielle Nielsen


Sisco & Jen, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Allison and Lew


Alex, and family, so sorry for your loss, may peace be with you and yours.

daniel obrien


Sorry to hear of your father's passing. May he rest in peace. We remember him and your late mother very well as our neighbors on Osceola Road in Wayne.

Nancy and Tony Sarno


Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your father.

Doug & Elizabeth Garone

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