Falling Asleep of Archon Harry W. Spell

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Archon Harry Spell

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity

Archon Harry Spell is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Angeline, and their distinguished son, Archon William H. Spell, Archon Laosynaktis; their daughter, Barbara Dovolis (Gregg); and their grandchildren, Nichole, Harry, Gregg, Andrew, and Anne.

He is a graduate of Minneapolis West High School. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with an electrical engineering degree, and completing the NROTC program, he was commissioned into the Navy as an officer. He served on the cruiser USS Wilkes Barre in the Pacific during World War II. In 1950, he was recalled to the Navy, serving during the Korean War aboard the destroyer USS Preston. Archon Harry was a lifelong employee and worked for over 38 years at what became XCEL Energy. He had a distinguished and successful career in multiple leadership positions at the company. He retired at age 65 as the CFO. After retirement, he was an active private investor into his early 90’s. Archon Harry and his wife Angie spent their winters in Naples, Florida. He was active in the Edina Rotary, and over the years served on many philanthropic and corporate boards, both public and private.

Archon Harry was invested as an Archon on October 16, 2011. He was an exemplary Archon of the Great Church of Christ, a philanthropist, a strong advocate for the religious freedom of the Holy Mother Church, and a faithful servant leader in his parishes, in both Minneapolis, Minnesota and Naples, Florida.

Orthodox Christian Laity mourns the falling asleep in the Lord of Founding Member, Harry Spell of Edina, Minnesota.   May his memory be eternal!   He served on the OCL board and advisory board from 1990 until 2017.  He joins his good friends of blessed memory, Dr Andrew Kopan, Anthony Andrikopoulos and his brother-in-law John Pappas, all founding members.   Harry and his surviving gracious wife of 65 years, Angie, are dedicated to the Orthodox Christian Church in the USA and have spent a lifetime working to advance its missionary outreach and the publication of books explaining the faith.  In 2011 Mr. Spell was recognized for his philanthropic contributions and service to the Church and was inducted as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  His example inspires us to work together for the good order of the Orthodox Christian Church.

George Matsoukas

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  1. Argo Georgandis on

    May he rest in peace and may his spirit touch all of us in Orthodox Christian Laity. He was dedicated to our mission and represented all the wonderful benefactors of OCL that are now in the hands of the Lord.
    Our sincere condolences to his family and it was our honor in having this generous and exemplary
    gentleman in our organization. Memory eternal!
    Argo Georgandis Pyle, President

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