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James J Farsolas, PhD

September 27, 1934 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 87) 87 Years Old

James Farsolas, PhD Obituary

Dr. James J. Farsolas, 87, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021.

He was born September 27, 1934, in Slimnitsa, Greece, a son of the late John and Evdoxia Linas Farsolas. He was predeceased by his sister, Alexandra and niece Marie.

He was survived by wife Vasiliki “Bessie,” son John, and daughter Helen, son in law Jamie, and grandson Jase, his sister Sophia Plakias, and nephew Elias.

He received his undergraduate degree from Bacharest University and master’s degree from Roosevelt University. As well as receiving his PhD from University of South Carolina.

As a World War II survivor, he enjoyed traveling throughout Europe. He enjoyed fishing, biking and hiking in Greece, Illinois, and South Carolina.  He traveled lecturing at universities in the United States, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and had the opportunity to teach at the University of Baku in Azerbaijan. He was a translator for the US Ambassador of Romania.

Throughout his period as an author, he published many books and articles, including books on Proverbs, Alexander Pushkin, 18th Century Russian Literature and history of the Soviet Union. His works have also been documented by the Library of Congress.

He retired after 38 years from Coastal Carolina University as a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of History.

He had a great passion and incredible drive for teaching and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Jase.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 11, 2021. St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial following at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

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November 11, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
St John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
3301-33rd Ave N. Ext
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


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