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In Memoriam: Archon John G. Rangos, Sr.

Dear Brother Archons,

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of Archon John G. Rangos, Sr., Archon Exarchos, of Pittsburgh, PA who fell asleep in the Lord on July 21. Archon Rangos was invested as an Archon on Februrary 28, 1988.

Those who knew Mr. John G. Rangos Sr., Archon Exarchos, know that he spent a lifetime committed to Christ and to serving others. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the humanitarian agency he co-founded, was honored to be one of his beloved causes. In the face of any disaster, emergency, or a particular need around the world, Mr. Rangos never hesitated to fund IOCC’s responses. Through his charitable foundation, through the years, Mr. Rangos gave over $3 million in monetary and in-kind support to IOCC’s global work. At almost 92 years old, in the last month of his life, he worked relentlessly to help IOCC raise money for Greece. From IOCC’s first airlift in 1992, through the co-founding of IOCC, and until his last breath, Mr. Rangos lived the mission to serve people in need. He was a pillar of IOCC, inspiring and guiding the organization’s leaders and key to its establishment, development, and growth.

On behalf of the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate we express our deep sympathy to his entire family with abiding faith in our Lord and Savior and with hope in His resurrection!

Ζωή σε σας... Ζωή σε μας...

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
Archon Aktouarios
National Commander


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