Penny passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 15, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. George Korkos -- she was the love of his life. She is further survived by her children James (Christine) Korkos, Thomas (Christina) Korkos, and Kathryn (Charles) Theofilos; her grandchildren, Alexa, Nicole, Demetra, George and Maria Korkos, and Stefan, Nicholas, and James Theofilos; her brother, George Gialamas; her loving nieces and nephews, other family, and many friends. Penny is now happily reunited with her sisters and parents in Heaven.
Penny was born in Chicago on March 15, 1935. She later attended Lindblom High School and Chicago Teachers College. She taught in Chicago until she married George Korkos on August 17, 1958. After they moved to Milwaukee, Penny taught at General Mitchell School and Jefferson School in Wauwatosa. She was very involved in many philanthropic organizations. Among her favorites were the National Philoptochos Board, where she served for more than 10 years; Junior Achievement, where she originated the Christmas Auction; and the Milwaukee Symphony Women's League, where she chaired eight Fashion Shows and two Symphony Balls.
Penny was a lady of such elegance and sophistication that when she walked into a room, her presence was felt. She taught us through her strength and perseverance to never give up. She was an involved and loving Nona, whose grandchildren were her world. She was always willing to share her endless advice, which ultimately helped us to become better people. The light in her eyes will live on in us forever.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, on Sunday, June 18, 2017, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Trisagion at 7:00PM. Additional visitation the next day, Monday, June 19, 2017, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 W. Congress St., Milwaukee, at 11:00AM to 12:00 noon. Service at 12:00 noon. Burial to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Memorials appreciated to Penelope G. Korkos Scholarship Fund with the
National Hellenic Society
85 S. Bragg St., Ste 200F, Alexandria, VA 22312