Remembering Steve Medeiros

Democrats Abroad lost a thoughtful voice and selfless leader last week - DA Greece Chair Steve Medeiros. Steve was beloved and respected in Greece and all over the world.

Stacey Harris-Papaioannou, dear friend of Steve and Vice Chair of DA-Greece alongside him, writes:
It is with profound sadness that I send this correspondence.

DA GREECE has lost its Chair, Steve Medeiros.

After a 5 year battle with prostate cancer, Steve died last night, at home, with his life long partner, Tony, at his side.

A service of remembrance and honor will be held in the morning on Saturday, November 9 at the First Cemetery of Athens.  Although Steve was not religious, it comes as no surprise that he has died on the eve of the "Feast of Angels" here in Greece.

Steve was truly an earth angel--an easy going, patient man, tolerant of all, a leader who always held everyone as an equal in both deed and thought.

A nurturer by nature, Steve spent 40 years as an educator, mentor, administrator and friend to thousands of students, parents and teachers in the American School Community of Athens.

Democrats Abroad enjoyed his leadership skills first as Counsel, next as Athens Chapter Chair, then Vice-Chair and as of January 2019 Chair of our Country Committee. He was instrumental in implementing study abroad, the global primary, GOTV and LGTBQ for Greece.

He will be missed for so many reasons.
May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal in our hearts.