Christ Vokos, a former secretary-treasurer of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers Local 364, died at his home Aug. 27 at age 97.
Vokos joined the union in October 1950 after taking a job at Nabisco. He was active in the union, serving as a shop steward and on Local 367’s Executive Board. He was elected to the full-time job of secretary-treasurer in 1969. He retired from that post in 1985.
Christ George Vokos lived on North McKenna Avenue in Portland his entire life. He was born at home to Greek immigrants on Aug. 5, 1923, and he died at home on Aug. 5.
Vokos attended Portsmouth Elementary and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1940. He served in the Merchant Marine and U.S. Army. He married Katy Delistraty in 1951.
Immersed in his Greek heritage, culture and faith, he traveled every year to Greece, where he maintained a family home. He volunteered for various community organizations, and was an active lifelong member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Katy; their three children, George Vokos, Tina Vokos and Eleni Marschman; son-in-law Gene Marschman; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Remembrances to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.