Theodora C. Pecunes, who was active in Baltimore's Greek community, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications of respiratory illness. She was 80.
The Cockeysville resident was a charter member of the Greek Ladies Philoptohos Society at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation and a member of the Ladies Panchian Society and the Greek American Progressive Association.
Through those organizations, she was active in Greek War Relief during World War II.
She married Constantine J. Pecunes in 1937, and they operated the Apollo Motel and the Ocean Beach Apartments in Ocean City. Mr. Pecunes, who had owned the Pecunes Tobacco Co., died in 1986.
The couple also raised money for scholarships and charitable activities of the United Chios Societies of Baltimore.
The former Theodora Cardiges, a native of Clarksburg, W.Va., moved with her family, first to New Castle, Pa., then, in 1926, to Baltimore. She was a graduate of Eastern High School.
Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue.
She is survived by a son, James C. Pecunes of Cockeysville; a daughter, Vasilia Marinakos of Philadelphia; three sisters, Agnes Potous of Bethesda and Alexandria Maistros and Pauline Lefteris of Baltimore; a brother, Peter H. Cardiges of Pittsburgh; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Constantine and Theodora Pecunes Scholarship Fund of the United Chios Societies at the Cathedral of the Annunciation.