Athanas, ArthurArthur William Athanas, 72, passed away on April 29, 2015 at the McGraw Center for Caring Hospice facility in Jacksonville, FL. He was born February 11, 1943 in Bridgeport, CT. Arthur graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport, CT in 1961 and continued his education at the University of Miami (1961 – 1965), where he became a proud member of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. Following successful completion of his education, Arthur proudly served his country for six years in the National Guard until discharged in 1978. He married Geraldine M. Lesnick of Stratford, CT in 1970. Arthur retired from BAE Systems (Lexington, MA) in 2004 after 20 years as a subcontract negotiator. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Florida.Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Geraldine Lesnick; son, Jason Guilford Athanas of Princeton, NJ; daughter, Lisa Beth Ayers of Oakton, VA; four grandchildren, Liam Athanas, Austin Ayers, Ashley Ayers and Alex Ayers. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 2, at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Please sign the online guestbook at www.pontevedravalley.com.