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Jean L. Condos Yerks,  of Port Chester, died peacefully at age 67 on December 4 after a brief illness.  She was born in Stamford on March 31, 1943.  She is survived by her mother, Patricia Barnes, brother Rick Barnes, son James Yerks, daughter Colleen Hayes and her husband Philip and grandchildren Samantha Yerks, Philip and Kevin Hayes. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial gathering from 1PM to 5 PM on Saturday December 18, 2010 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. A service will be held 2PM during the gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Humane Society or ASPCA would be an appropriate and appreciated way to celebrate her love of animals.

Craft Memorial Home, Inc.
40 Leicester St. Port Chester, NY
(914) 939-0131

Jean Yerks, Mary Condos granddaughter, found this article in her keep sake box and gave it to me for good keeping.  It’s surprising, because we really had no idea that Semne (now Mary) Konzia Condos was so popular in Stamford. She was born in Greece, immigrated to America circa 1900, bounced around for a while, but finally settled in Stamford.  We knew she and the greek Condos family owned four Coney Island Restaurants in Stamford, but we had no idea of the impact they made on the community.  Now we know.

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This article was found in a box of pictures belonging to Speros Condos, brother of George Condos.  George and Speros were twins and together they excelled in the sports arena around Stamford High School.  This article looks back at a basketball team that kept Stamford thrilled.

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Speros Condos, longtime resident of Stamford, CT, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at the age of 94 at the Stamford Hospital. He was born in Houston, TX on November 26, 1912. He was the son of the late Thomas Condos and Mary Konzotsa Condos.

Mr. Condos worked for the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City of Stamford. He was an alum of the University of New Hampshire. He was very active with many sport programs in Stamford such as hardball and boxing along with his late twin brother George. He also enjoyed boating and fishing on the Long Island Sound.

He is survived by a niece, Jean Yerks of Port Chester, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian Kileen Condos in February 1986, his parents, and two brothers, Nicholas and George Condos.

Family and Friends are invited to a funeral service that will be celebrated on Monday, October 8th at 10 am at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Father Constantine Mathews will be the Pastor officiating. Interment will follow to Woodland Cemetery, in Stamford, CT. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT.

I know there are many relatives who served our country that are not yet on this list. By next year, I hope that I can find you and add you to our little tribute.

From Philip Sr., Colleen, Philip Jr. and Kevin…. THANK YOU!

On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs

Private Ralph Yerks

b. 1894 d.1918
World War I, US Army, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division
Killed in Action and is buried in Thiaucourt, France at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery.
Genealogy Note: Colleens Great Uncle

Second Lieutenant Harry W. Lewis

b.1892 d.1972
World War I, American Expeditionary Forces
Served on the United States Expeditionary Force in France. Stay an extra year after the Armistice was signed and played tennis for the AEF team assigned to rebuild relations in war torn Europe.
Genealogy Note: My Grandfather

James Tierney

b. 1894 d.1931
World War I, American Expeditionary Forces
Company M, 307 Infantry
James served in France and saw many friends die in Europe. We have a letter from him, to his brother Frank, while in France.
Genealogy Note: My Great Uncle

Lloyd Lewis

b.1928  d. 2000
Korean War Conflict
Served in a “secondary” MASH unit in Japan.�
Genealogy Note: My Uncle

Colonel Robert E. Dunn, US Army

b. 1892 d. 1974
Served in both World War I and World War II. In WWII Colonel Dunn lead a black Division of Engineers on Okinawa.
Genealogy Note: Husband to Grace Elinor Tierney, my Great Aunt.

James Leroy Yerks III

b. 1938
Non-Wartime
Served in the U.S. Navy
Genealogy Note: Colleen’s Father.

William B. Yerks

b. 1891 d. 1960
World War I
William fought in World War I and survived a Mustard Gas attack, only to die of complications of it some years later.
Genealogy Note: Colleens Great Uncle and brother of Private Ralph Yerks.

Jonathan J. Foley

b. 1896 d. 967
Genealogy Note: Husband of Agnes Beattie, my Great Aunt.

Brian Hogan

Gulf War 1990 -1991
Genealogy Note: Husband to my cousin, Patty Brady Hogan.

John W. Dunn

b. 1930 d. 2000
USAF Active Duty 1948-1953
Korea 1950-1952
USAF AIR Guard – Berlin Wall Conflict 1961-1962
Retired USCG reserves 1979
Genealogy Note: Son of Edna V. Hone, a distant cousin to Colleen.

John E Dunn

1985-1990, USAF Active Duty
Genealogy Note: Another distant cousin to Colleen.

William Sheehan

Fred Barnes

George Condos

Nick Condos