Mike George Verges: Requiescat in Pace

Last night, my father-in-law, Mike George Verges fell asleep in the Lord after a long struggle with cancer. He was born on November 8th, 1926 in Houston, Texas, the youngest of eight children born to George and Aphrodite Verges, immigrants from Koroni, Messenia, Greece.

Like three of his older brothers, Mike answered his nation’s call after Pearl Harbor, serving in the United States Navy. Upon returning from active duty, and thanks to the GI Bill, he received a degree from the University of Houston in Architectural Design.

He married the former Mary Kleoudis in 1956 and Margaret, their only child, was born the following year.

Those are the rough contours of his life. There was more to my father-in-law than what one would find in an obituary. A devout Christian, he was a devoted adult Sunday School teacher for almost fifty years at his parish. He was certainly proud of his profession and he excelled in it but his avocation was the Church, to which he devoted most of his spare time. His knowledge of Scripture was as vast as his library and his travels took him to Israel to see first-hand the places where our Lord walked.

Now I am sure that this wonderful man, a true Christian gentleman in every sense of the word, is walking with his Lord.

In his honor I will observe a period of mourning for three days and refrain from any commentary or posting of news on Monomakhos. Thank you for understanding.


  1. Lola J. Lee Beno says

    Memory eternal!

  2. May his memory be eternal!

  3. Jane Rachel says

    A wonderful man. Memory Eternal!

  4. Memory Eternal

  5. Memory Eternal.

  6. Brian Jackson says

    Memory Eternal!

  7. Catherine Sims says

    Memory eternal! I’m so sorry for your loss!

  8. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

  9. May his memory be eternal!

  10. May his memory be eternal.

  11. Memory Eternal!

  12. Robert Badger says

    Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

    • George:

      We send our thought and prayers for the your wife, you, and the rest family of the family.

  13. James Potthoff says

    Rest eternal and blessed repose do Thou grant O Lord unto the soul of Thy servant Michael, and make his memory to be eternal.

    George, may the Lord comfort you and your family at this time of sadness.

    – James Potthoff
    Dallas, Texas

  14. Jenny the Hammer says

    Eonia eemnimi!

  15. Peter A. Papoutsis says

    Αιωνία η μνήμη.

  16. Memory Eternal!

  17. macedonia74 says

    Memory eternal !

  18. Mary A Cramer says

    Margaret & George, how proud you must be to have such a wonderful father. No matter the age, losing a parent hurts. I came to the trisagion but had to leave before giving my condolences to your family (my Dad has Alzheimers). May his memory be eternal!

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