Ted Laliotis
March 21 1939 – October 12, 2018

“Blessed is the way wherein you walk today, for there is prepared for you a place of rest.”
Prokeimenon from the Funeral Service, Tone Three

It is with great sadness yet with hope in the Resurrection that the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco conveys news of the passing of Theodoros “Ted” Laliotis, who reposed in the Lord on October 12, 2018 at the age of 79. Ted was an active member of the Metropolis Council the Metropolis Real Estate and Insurance Committee, assisted with the technology infrastructure at Saint Nicholas Ranch, and was a tireless supporter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Archon Hartophylax in the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

“Ted was committed to the Church and always willing and eager to serve. He was especially passionate about preserving and promoting our Hellenic ancestry and instilling in the next generation a deep love, understanding and respect for the countless contributions that Greeks have made to our society and world,” stated His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos. “Ted’s passing came swiftly but his legacy will remain with us through his good works, and the many initiatives he established to support the advancement of Hellenism. I convey my deepest sympathy to Evangelia, Ari, Tony and their entire family who are deeply mourning his passing.”

The services to pray for Ted’s eternal rest will be held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA. The Trisagion will be prayed on Sunday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m., and the Funeral on Monday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m.

May his memory be eternal!

Obituary for Theodoros Aristotelis Laliotis

Theodoros Aristotelis Laliotis was born in Epidavros, Greece on March 21st 1939, to parents Aristotelis and Anastasia Laliotis. He was the youngest of four children. At the tender age of 12, Ted left home and moved to the nearest village to complete grammar and high school. Ted immigrated to the U.S. at 19 to pursue a college degree. He lived with his aunt Eleni Chagalakis (memory eternal) in San Francisco and attended San Jose State University and UC Berkeley. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1966, Ted married Evangelia Cochila and moved to Los Altos to begin their lives together. They raised their two sons, Ari and Tony, in Los Altos. 

While raising his children, Ted worked as an electrical engineer and tech executive at different companies in Silicon Valley. From 1977-1996, he was the Director of Emerging Technologies at Hewlett-Packard. He was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering as a Lifetime Fellow, later receiving their Centennial Medal of Honor. He spent many years lecturing, writing, and planning conferences in his field. After his retirement, Ted worked as an independent real estate broker and investor, pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship.

A dedicated public servant, Ted spent many years serving his local community, sitting on City Council for almost 10 years, and serving as the Mayor of Los Altos from 1991-1992. Ted’s contributions to the Greek community were immeasurable-- a member of a number of societies and organizations, he worked tirelessly for the preservation of Greek Heritage and the Greek Orthodox Faith. Among other organizations, Ted served as President of the Hellenic Federation of Northern California; was a founder,  board member, and past Vice-President of the Elios Society; Metropolis Council member of the Metropolis of San Francisco; member of the USA Region of the World Council of Greeks Abroad; and board member of the Hellenic Journal.

His contributions to the Greek community were celebrated through many recognitions and awards, including the Axion award in 1993, the Elios Cultural Award in 2009, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2005. In 2012, Ted was invested by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Ted loved spending time in Tahoe and Greece, fishing, skiing, and listening to Greek music. He will be remembered for his love of life, generosity, and dedication to his family. He is survived by his wife Evangelia, sons Ari and Tony, daughters-in-law Kristy and Lisa, and grandchildren Emily, Katy, Grace, Anthony, and Isla Laliotis.

The Trisagion service will be held on Sunday, October 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, California, 94002. The funeral service will be held Monday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross. Makaria to follow the service. Both services will be officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos. The interment will be private.

Donations in memory of Ted Laliotis may be designated to: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church – Building Fund, 986 Chapman Street, San Jose, CA 95126; or to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral – Building Fund, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

May his memory be eternal!