Nancy Roche
Kuku made us feel special by doing things, like without hardly knowing me, buying a beautiful new dress for my 6 month old baby, "just because she had to". She shared coffee, she cooked for us and she took great care and loved our dog Santiago, who became the Glastris third child for a year or so (no disrespect intended). She was also there, with Adam and myself, as we had to make the difficult fast decision to put Santiago down.
Shannon Brownlee
I can't remember the first time I met Kuku, but I do know she was instantly interested—and interesting. She always asked about family first, work second. She remembered the things that bring Greg and me joy and in doing so made us feel like part of her warm inner circle.
Jane Sweetland
I will never forget walking into the Washington Monthly office for the first time and meeting Kuku. She made me feel so welcome. It began with a smile that could light a room, a handshake, shortly followed by a hug. Conversation was easy and though she brought intelligence and insight to any topic, she also brought curiosity, interest, and openness. I often think of Kuku when I meet someone new. She truly cared about me and my family and made me feel immediately comfortable being in that place and that time. That was Kuku’s gift to me, one that I plan to pass on.
Tina Manatos
Every time I saw Kuku she made me feel that I was a very special person in her life. Her face lit up and her warm smile engulfed me.. I have seen her do this to many people and it was always so genuine. Her love for her friends and family was unlimited.
She never complained about her health problems and you had to drag it out of her to learn how she was doing. She said it was so much more interesting learning about what others were doing.
Kuku was a pure delight! She was smart, funny, empathetic, and loving. What more could you ask for from a friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to call her a friend
Alice Buzanis
Kukula was one of my dearest and sweetest friends. Although I haven't seen her for quite sometime she has always been in my thoughts and in my heart. I met Kukula years ago. Kukula was the most loving and giving individuals I ever met. Her heart was always big and her love for her family and friends was always selfless. Kukula invited me over for numerous gatherings and always made me feel like family which we eventually became. She and Paul gave me the honor to baptize her beautiful daughter in the Greek Orthodox Church. ❤️
Jonah Blank
I first met Kuku nearly 20 years ago-- and from the very first minute she always made me feel like a member of the family.

When we first met, I had just moved to DC, and she & Paul welcomed me into their home for dinners, Greek Easter, the works. Over time, I saw her less frequently: I started my own family, with the usual overwhelming chaos. But each and every time I saw Kuku, she made me feel like I was greeting a sister or cousin I'd visited just last week.
Janice Huey
She always had time to listen and engage - it always seemed that her energy and love were boundless.
Marilyn/Manny Rouvelas
Kuku made everyone feel special and loved, always inquiring about us, our family and causes before we had a chance to ask about hers. We especially admired her support of her devoted husband, Paul, not only at the magazine, but in his celebration of his Greek heritage. We'll never forget her beaming face when Paul received an award from the American Hellenic Institute in March, 2017, for his outstanding service in the Greek and American communities. This was a black-tie affair with Kuku wearing a beautiful silk saree and Paul a tux. Their children and close family members surrounded them at a round table sparkling with candles, wine glasses, and joy. This is the lovely Kuku, supportive and beautiful, we will always remember. May her memory always be eternal. Love, Marilyn and Manny Rouvelas
Amy Swan
Her emails always started out with asking how I was, or how my kids were, and she really meant it — she was genuine, good-hearted, caring, and kind — it wasn't just small talk with Kuku.
Allie Mizerek
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