Louis Michael Antahades, 4/26/32 -11/30/20. Born in Erie, PA where he attended Academy H.S. and Gannon Univ. Matriculated to The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine graduating in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Chaffee where he established a foot clinic for the service personnel. In 1958, he came to Dallas to establish his podiatry practice. He helped in organizing the Great Southwest Hospital in Grand Prairie where he also served for five years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. His surgical experience represents well over 30 years. Dr. Antahades has authored papers in the Journal of American Podiatric Med. Assn. and articles relating to the Biomechanics of Skiing. Among his many services he was President of the Dallas County Podiatry Society, Chaired a Legislative group of Antidiscrimination bill that successfully became law in Texas. Too many rewards to mention but one that he was proud off was Humanitarian and Brotherhood of National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Music was always agreat part of his life beginning in H. S. where he played the Saxophone and Clarinet and later in the 90’s formed the Glen Dorsey Band &Orchestra performing for numerous social functions and for 10 years as the main entertainment for the Military Ball. His love of the mountains and outdoors would find him hiking, camping, skiing and serving as an instructor in Idaho for the Natl.
Forest Service. He also found time to teach Sunday School at several Greek Orthodox Churches and later enjoyed Mass with the sisters and parishioners that attended the Holy Family of Nazareth Convent in Grand Prairie. He is survived by his wife, Judyth, daughters Katina, Anastasia and Michaelina Antahades and son-in-law, Eddy Tann and step children, Macie and Lindsey.
His cremated remains will be placed at the memorial in the National Military Cemetery in Dallas.
There will be no funeral but a celebration of life sometime later. May his memory be eternal.
He was a profound leader of TPMA legislative agenda. His close friend was Congressman Chris Semos.
He was a leader and loyal member of TPMA for MANY years.