Friday, June 24, 2016

Companion of the Eagle, Distinguished Professor Passes Away

LEXINGTON 24 June 2016 (ORCNS) - Prof. the Chev. Angelos Pagoulatos, Companion of the Most Honorable Legion of the Eagle, passed away at age 70 on 14 June 2016. He was born in Athens, Greece. His father was Greek and owned a shipping company. His mother was from northern Italy and was a friend of John XXIII. Prof. Pagoulatos attended La Sapienza (the University of Rome), earning the Laurea di Dottore (Bachelor's degree) and then earned a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.

Prof. Pagoulatos served on faculty in the Agricultural Economics department of the University of Kentucky, from where he was retired at the time of his death. He was devoted to his students and well-respected by them. His graduate students spoke fondly of his backyard barbecues, long philosophical conversations, his unique sense of humor, and genuine interest in their success, both professionally and in life. He was known for helping students achieve their potential even beyond what others thought those students could do. His work involved collaboration with the U.S. government and local organizations and efforts in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia.

When not engaged in academic service, Prof. Pagoulatos was found raising his champion boxers. He also enjoyed sailing.

Over the years he attained many professional honors and was recognized for his service to humanity with the honor of Companion ad vitam of the Most Honorable Legion of the Eagle.

Prof. Pagoulatos is preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Maria (Prati) Pagoulatos. He is survived by his son, Timothy Shannon, his sister Elena Pagoulatos, his brother Prof. Emilio Pagoualtos, and niece and nephew Liliana Dikis and Victor Dikis. A Requiem Mass was celebrated by H.Em. Mgr. Rutherford Card. Johnson.