Eva Chris Maskaleris
August 8, 1924- October 26, 2020
Eva Chris Maskaleris of Solomons, MD died October 26, 2020. She was born August 8, 1924 in Enid, Oklahoma to Christ and Hresula Hronopulos. She graduated from Enid High School and then the Enid Business College. In 1943 she came to Washington, D.C. to help as a WWII “Government Girl” in the war effort. She worked at the National Academy of Sciences where she rose to the position of Department Director’s Administrative Assistant in the department responsible for finding cures for tropical diseases. At the same time, she also started to work on her college degree at George Washington University where she graduated with a BA in Elementary Education in 1957. While attending George Washington University she met and then married her now deceased husband of 54 years, Christos Maskaleris, in 1949. In 1964, she and her two children followed Christos to Australia for three years where he was responsible for establishing NASA’s space tracking network in that country. Upon returning from Australia, the family settled in Camp Springs, MD where she raised both of her children. She and Christos moved to Heritage Harbor in Annapolis where she lived for 20 years, followed by a move after her husband’s death to Asbury Solomons in Solomons, MD in 2013.
Over the years she took an active part in many volunteer and civic activities. These activities included serving as a member of the Women’s Commission of Prince Georges County, Maryland and acting as a Docent at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. where she gave guided tours to school children. She was also a 40-year member of the American Association of University Women and a Board Member of the Newark, Ohio Heisey Collectors of America. However, her greatest love since she was 12 years old, was singing in the many choirs and choruses wherever she lived.
She is survived by her two children, Michael Maskaleris (Susan) of Waldorf, MD and Deidre Lenderking (David) of Rockingham, VA, and her three grandchildren, Alex and Allison Maskaleris of Waldorf, MD, and Caitlin Davidson (Stephen) of Bronx, NY, as well as her sister Deme Vrla of Dallas, TX and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Asbury Solomons Benevolence Fund.
There will be a Celebration of life November 13,2020 Via Zoom. Attached is the information.
Eva Chris Maskaleris Celebration of Life Service
Nov 13, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Interment will be private at Arlington Cemetery at a later date where she will rest in perpetuity next to her beloved husband Chris.
Friday, November 13, 2020