It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of Kemon Lardas. Below is the obituary for those interested.
On the Falling Asleep in the Lord of Kemon Lardas who died peacefully at home on December 10 surrounded by loved ones.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. Survived by his loving wife Kalliope; children Irene Desseyn (+Herbie), Constantina
Lardas, and Rev. John K. & Pr. Eleni Lardas;grandchildren Alexander (Christina), Zachary (Lori), and Joseph (Julie) Donatelli;Vasilios, Maria, and Kemon Lardas; great-grandchildren Zoe, Ava, Jack, Luca, and Carly.
Born in 1938, Kemon was an Oakland boy through and through. He graduated fromSchenley High School, worshipped at St. Nicholas Cathedral, and worked as a graphicartist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History after earning a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Kemon loved creating art, especially silk-screens and pastels, many inspired by visits to Greece and the island of Ikaria, his ancestral homeland. He was deeply devoted to his wife of 64 years, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Good times withfamily and friends brought him joy, and his zest for life brought joy to those around him. The excitement with which he told stories made you want to listen again and again, no matter how many times you had heard them before. Together with his wife, Kemon was the cornerstone of a house built on a foundation of love. Those with the opportunity to have lived there or to have visited are richer for having known him. Maythe fun and fond memories of him sustain them in the days ahead. May his memory be eternal!