Daniel S. Poulos ’41

Daniel S. Poulos ’41 died on January 29, 2012, in Falmouth, Maine.

He was born Dionysius Economopoulos in Nashua, N.H., on April 7, 1918, and graduated from Nashua High School. He attended Bowdoin for a year before leaving in 1938 to work with his cousin at Liberty Bottling in Bath. Drafted in 1941, he served with the Army during World War II in Fiji and the Solomon Islands, including Guadalcanal. After his return to Bath, he owned the Arcade Bowling Alley and later, with his father, the Colonial Maid Restaurant at Cook’s Corner in Brunswick. When the Colonial Maid closed in the early ’60s, he embarked on a 20-year career with the postal service, serving first as a letter carrier in Bath and later as a postal clerk in Bath and Portland. In 1971, he bought the Bath Opera House building with his brother-in-law. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Smith-Tobey Post of the American Legion. He is survived by a son, Stephen D. Poulos. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Aret Kakos Poulos, in 2008; and by two sisters, Dora Condon and Aphrodite Economopoulos.

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