MAKRIS, ANTHONY

A funeral service was held Aug. 2 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Bethlehem, Pa., for Anthony “Tony” Makris, 90, of Easton, Pa., formerly of Bayonne. He died July 28 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia (Rush) Makris, and the late Harriet Dexter (Ballweg) Makris who died in 1993. Tony was born in Bayonne to the late Alex and Angela (Hartacolis) Makris. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a Disabled American Veteran. He was an American Legion Member and a DAV Life Member. Tony was a 60 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and served in many administrative positions. He was employed as an International Representative for over 26 years prior to his retirement. He negotiated contract agreements, arbitrated grievances and disputes and serviced many local Unions. He was instrumental in leading the contract negotiations for the Western Electric Company employees who were IBEW members. More recently, Tony served as the Business Administrator for the IBEW/Lucent Retirees. He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion Post 367. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. His survivors include his wife Patricia; sons Michael, Owen and Brett (Cindy); daughter Dexter Hanel (Robert); sister Stella Aliferis; stepchildren Jim Nimas (Stacy) and Nikki Benjamin (Scott); 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Gene and Michael N. Makris. Services arranged by the John F. Herron Funeral Home, Bethlehem, Pa.