Alethea (Lee) G. Skokos
Alethea (Lee) G. Skokos retired Vice Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Trenton High School for more than 30 years passed away on Saturday, January 17 at the age of 94.
While at the school, Lee chaired the committee which guided the school successfully through three Middle States Association accreditations team visits. In addition, she was a member of the National and New Jersey Secondary School Principals Association and served as president of the Trenton Principals and Supervisors Association. Lee was a graduate of Trenton State Teachers College (now The College of New Jersey) and received her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Lee served on the board and was also president of the Trenton College Club, AAUW; the Board of Managers and President at the Residence, formerly known as the Widows’ and Single Women’s Home; and the Boheme Opera Guild, also as president.
She also served on the boards of the Trenton YWCA, Carolyn Stokes Day Nursery, and Trenton Soroptimist International, as well as volunteered at the Pennington Library.
Lee was the daughter of Peter Skokos and Mary Geneas Skokos of Trenton and lived her whole life in and around Trenton, although she enjoyed traveling all over the world.
Lee had six siblings all of whom predeceased her – Sidney, Cecelia (Skokos) Emberton, Harry, Dorothy (Skokos) Gellas, Elaine (Skokos) Apostolos, and Zachary. She is survived by 9 nieces and nephews – Mary Lee (Skokos) Leszczuk, Penny (Skokos) Kelleher, Joan (Skokos) Steinert, Paula (Gellas) Gould, Bonnie Gellas, Peter Gellas, Joanne (Apostolos) Bagley, Christine Skokos, and Peter Skokos; 14 grand nieces and nephews - Mary Heather, Christine, Julie, William, Matthew, Lisa, Geoffrey, Caitlin, Anthony, Elizabeth, Michael, Kirsten, Harrison, and Annie; and 11 great grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral service at St. George Greek Orthodox Church and burial in family lot in Greenwood Cemetery was private.
Arrangements were under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, Hamilton, NJ.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, of which her father Peter Skokos was a founder, 1200 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619
Posted on 21 Jan 2015 by MFH