In Memoriam – Leo Louchios, 1957–2023

PSEKA mourns the passing of a giant in the local politics of Chicago, Mr. Leo Louchios who passed at the early age of 66.

Leo, a Greek Cypriot refugee, a victim of the illegal brutal Turkish invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974, lived the American dream.  Behind the scenes as an assistant to Secretary of State Jesse White and currently Secretary Alex Gianoulias, he was the architect of numerous projects in the famous Greektown of Chicago.

As the founder of the Greektown Educational Foundation which provides resources to schools for Greek language education, he championed the Hellenic values and ideals.

Leo joins the ranks of many others who died with the dream of seeing a free and united Cyprus.  Our condolences to his children, Alexander, Chrystala, Elizabeth and Veronica.

May his memory be eternal!

Philip Christopher