We were saddened to learn that Pantelis "Pondo" Kosmas, owner of the Mad Greek Deli and ardent Timbers supporter, passed away unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage at age 49 this past Sunday.
Pondo was a huge presence in the community and soccer was his passion, as all knew who gathered regularly to watch matches at the Mad Greek. A soccer prodigy as a child in Beaverton, he was a devoted Timbers supporter, traveling with many of us to Columbus for the Cup match.
His friends and family have requested that donations be made in his name to the 107ist to support youth soccer programs.
Details about Pondo's prayer service and funeral can be found in today's Oregonian. There will also be boxes in Timbers colors at the cathedral for cash donations.
(Note: Donations to the 107ist are not tax-deductible)