Pandeli Anas

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Pandeli Anas

January 01, 1937 - September 11, 2018

Pandeli Anas, 81, of Chicago, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, after a long illness. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in a Greek enclave of Istanbul, Turkey, to parents, Vasilis Anas and Eleni (Aymeloglou) Anas.
Pandeli was raised on the banks of Istanbul's famous Bosphorus Strait. He attended medical school at Istanbul University, an ancient institution with origins dating to 1453. Upon graduating he sought a better life for himself, his wife, Sylvia and infant son by immigrating to America. Pandeli completed his fellowship and residency, specializing in vascular and thoracic surgery, at the University of Mississippi in Jackson.
"Dr. Anas," as he became known to his thousands of patients and his local community, joined a practice at the Associated Physicians and Surgeons Clinic in Terre Haute, Ind. He spent the next 38 years working at the clinic and at Union Hospital. When he wasn't working, Pandeli enjoyed reading, opera, and traveling with close friends and family to amazing and exotic destinations all over the world. However, his greatest joys came from time spent with family. He loved being a dad and a pappou (Greek for grandfather) to his three grandchildren more than anyone could have imagined. He taught his family the joys of reading and instilled a passion for lifelong learning.
In 1997, Dr. Anas retired from medicine and moved to Chicago, a place where he and Sylvia spent countless weekends in earlier years. He continued his education by taking classes, reading, and enjoying the arts. In particular Dr. Anas enjoyed studying evolution, history, languages, and word-origins. He will be remembered fondly by friends for his kindness, wisdom, pride in his Greek-American heritage, and near dictionary-like knowledge of the English language. The legacy he leaves for his wife, children, and grandchildren is a deep love of family, devotion, and boundless generosity.
Pandeli is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sylvia; sons, Basil Anas (Jane) and Emil "Mike" Anas (Kelli); and grandchildren, Nicholas Anas, Sarah Anas, Sydney Anas; and an extended family residing mostly abroad. Friends of the family are invited to a visitation to be held Sept. 22, 2018, from 4 until 8 p.m., 161 East Chicago Avenue, 24th floor, Chicago.
Published on September 13, 2018
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Stan Tyler RVS
Sep 19, 2018
You will be greatly missed, I have thought of kindness over the years when I started in the
Vascular Lab at Union Hospital
Dave and Madie Martin Abner
Sep 14, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Anas family. Praying the Lord will comfort all of you in the loss of your loved one.
Monte L Cordray MD
Sep 14, 2018
To the family of Dr. Anas I want to send my sincere condolences. I was young urologist who moved to Terre Haute and Dr. Anas was a Mentor and friend to me. Great surgeon. Lots of good advice to young man. My sincerest condolences.
Joyce Parsley
Sep 14, 2018
I worked for 18 years at Union Hospital on the Surgical floor and in Surgery (scheduling). He was my favorite, brought a little spice to the job and I always felt he had my back. He was a wonderful surgeon and saved many a life. I remember the time when the 65 patients on 1West, and 50 were his. I know there was a lot of time away from his family, which he dearly loved. He always kept me on my toes and always was patient to explain and even draw pictures so that I could understand what/why he did procedures or didn't do them. He will be missed. Joyce Parsley