BANGOR – George Peter Brountas, 79, husband to the late Demetra Jane Brountas for 49 years, died July 18, 2006, surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home in Ashland, Mass., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Bangor, the son of Peter N. and Penelope (Spiropoulos) Brountas. George attended Bangor public schools. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radarman, he received his high school diploma and went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Orono. While attending the University of Maine, he was a member of the ATO fraternity and the debate team. George then joined his brother, Arthur, in the family business. They owned and operated Peter’s Candlelighter Restaurant, Brountas Realty and Greyhound Bus terminal for 40 years. He then operated the Portland Greyhound Terminal for 10 years. George served on the Bangor City Council for two terms and served as mayor of Bangor in 1975. He served as president and board member of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, was a member of St. Andrews Lodge No. 83 AF & AM, Bangor, and was a 50-year member of Anah Shriners. He leaves his children, Joanne B. Levine of Ashland, Mass., Mark G. Brountas and his wife, Susan, of Bangor, Peter G. and Paul G. Brountas, both of Portland; his brothers, Nicholas Brountas and his wife, Helen, Arthur Brountas and his wife, Maria, all of Bangor and Paul Brountas and his wife, Lynn, of Weston, Mass.; his sister, Helen Nichols of Roslindale, Mass.; brother-in-law, Louis Leakos of Brewer; sister-in-law, Georgia Varitimos and her husband, Thomas, of Norwood, Mass.; six grandchildren, Kristin B. White of Norristown, Penn., Michael and Katie Brountas of Bangor, Brooke, Alexis and Barry Levine, all of Ashland, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, George was predeceased by his sister, Georgia Leakos. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a Trisagion service will be held 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 90 Sanford St., Bangor, with the Rev. Adam Metropoulos, Presbyter, officiating. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Gifts in his memory may be sent to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 90 Sanford St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.BrookingsSmith.com
GEORGE PETER BROUNTAS
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.