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Petro Kosmides
Petro Kosmides

Petro Kosmides, a retired quality-control engineer who also taught at the Community College of Baltimore County, died Friday of complications from a brain tumor at his home in the Chapelgate section of Timonium. He was 83. Born in Baltimore, he was known as Pete and lived on Edmondson Avenue as a young man. His father, George Kosmides, was a confectioner and candy maker. His mother, Alexandra, was a homemaker. He was a 1948 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a business administration degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then served in the Army in western France. He met his future wife, the former Anastasia "Stacy" Stephanu, at a Greek community dance held...