Miltiades “Miltos” Valais
Our cherished Miltos, known to many as Poppie, suddenly fell asleep in the Lord early Wednesday morning.
Born in Athens, Greece to John (Ioannis) Valais and Georgia Raptis Valais, Miltos voyaged to America at the age of 19. He worked for many years in the shipping industry, loved mapping out routes, traveling and was multilingual which allowed him to communicate with many people. Some even called him “Mr. Map.” Need to know where to go? Call Miltos!
Miltos will forever be remembered as a man of many words. There were no strangers in his life. If you didn’t know him you were his friend by the time you finished meeting him. He had the very rare talent of forming lifetime friendships through school, work and community.
Poppie loved his family. He showered his love on his wife, children which he referred to as his “3 Million”, siblings, cousins, grandkids, nieces, nephews and all that knew him. His loss will forever be felt, but his soul now rests with the Lord.
Miltos was the precious husband of Anthe Valais (nee) Capitan. Beloved son-in-law of Angie (Bob) Ross and James (Tina) Capitan. Dear brother of Matthew Valais and Kiki (George) Morris and honored brother-in-law of Perry Capitan. Devoted father of three beautiful children Athena Valais, Dianna (John) Rambo and Elizabeth (Paul) Edson. Adoring Poppie to Cheri (Kerry), Konstantinos, Michael, Irene and Kristi. Faithful Uncle to Georgia, Yanni, Delia and Christopher. He is also survived by his loving dog and best friend always by his side, Aleeke.
Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside service, Tuesday, June 1st at 10am at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 3301 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Miltos’ name may be made to The Salvation Army, 701 N. Broad Street, Phila., PA 19123.