POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Alexander Telemahos Foroglou, a resident of Poughkeepsie, died Thursday, Jan. 28. He was 84.
He went to school in New York at the Greek American Institute and Samuel Gompers Technical High School, and later at City College of New York. He served in the Air Force for four years. He became a staff sergeant and instructed pilots in the use of the automatic pilot. After the Air Force, he joined IBM, where he worked for 36 years. He was adept at designing and programming microchip software in Fishkill. He was a member of the Order of AHEPA, a lifelong member of the Greek Orthodox Church and a longtime member of the Mike Arteaga Health and Fitness Center.
He is survived by his wife. Sophia Gimbas; his sons, Christopher and his wife Rosemary of Montreal, Thomas of Montreal, and John and his wife Ronna of Poughkeepsie; six grandchildren, Alexa, Zachary, Adrianna, Jordana, Eliane and David; his sister, Athena Foroglou; a sister-in-law, Penelope Foroglou; nephews Gregory and Jeffrey; and niece Alexandra.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Foroglou.
Calling hours were scheduled from 2-5 PM Sunday, Jan. 31, at William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. Services will be Monday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church, 140 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. Entombment will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church.
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