The Very Reverend Seraphim Poulos (John Poulos) fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, July 27, 2018. Father Seraphim was the son of Peter and Patty Caroombas Poulos. He was born in Groton, N.Y. on May 26, 1950 and at the age of 2, his family moved to Ithaca, N.Y. Father Seraphim graduated from Ithaca High School in 1969 and pursued his studies in theology at a number of seminaries and universities which culminated in a Doctor of Ministry Degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Father Seraphim is survived by his two sisters, Katherine (John) Poulos VanMarkwyk and Stella (Toula) Poulos Chronis; an aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and a multitude of loyal parishioners from the many parishes he served while in the priesthood.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 from 2 pm until 7 pm at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion services will be held at 7 pm. Orthos will be begin at 8 am on Thursday, August 02, 2018 followed by Divine Liturgy at 9 am. The funeral service will begin immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Burial will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Father has requested memorial contributions to be made to St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Hospicare of Tompkins County or St. Jude’s Research Children’s Hospital.

For the guest book and more information visit the Bangs Funeral Home website.

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