Pontian community leader Peter Jasonides passes away in Melbourne

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Prominent and much-loved Pontian community leader Peter Jasonides passed away today in Melbourne, Victoria.

Mr Jasonides was a former President of the Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, a leading member of the Pontian community, and founder of ITHEA Educational Institution.

Mr Jasonides was unwell for the past few years and passed away at home this morning surrounding by his family. He is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Natole, and son George.

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Peter Jasonides passed away today in Melbourne, Victoria.

In a post on Facebook, Helen said the family are “irrevocably broken” by Mr Jasonides’ death.

“After many years of struggle, the Pontian Eagle has succumbed; his big, golden heart beats no more,” his wife wrote.

“Remembered for his sharp wit and unmatched intelligence. Always loving, ferociously loyal, unapologetically generous and above all, kind. These traits will be his legacies; shiny medals on his big, burly chest.”

Melbourne’s Greek community also paid tribute to Mr Jasonides, with many calling him a beautiful and great man.

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