Obituaries

James P. Argires, MD, 87

August 13, 2019

James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, 87, of Lancaster, PA — prominent neurosurgeon, philanthropist, and U.S. Marine — passed away on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Anastasia “Tasia” (Koutroulakis) Argires, with whom he enjoyed 65 years of marriage.

Born in Lancaster to first-generation Greek immigrants Peter Z. Argires and Kacoula N. (Patmniou) Argires, Jimmy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School. He survived three major engagements of the Korean War — including the defense of the Pusan Perimeter, the landing at Incheon, and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir — earning a field promotion to Staff Sergeant as well as numerous combat medals.

Following his honorable discharge, Jimmy’s road to neurosurgery began with a BS in Physical Education and English from West Chester University, where an errant dodgeball pointed him toward higher callings. He simultaneously attended Birmingham Southern College and night school at the University of Alabama Birmingham, completed physical therapy training at the University of Pennsylvania, and ultimately earned a Medical Doctorate from the University of Alabama Medical School. He completed residencies at the University of Tennessee (neurology) and the University of Alabama (neurosurgery), the latter as Chief Resident under the late Dr. J. Garber Galbraith, once stitching Dr. Martin Luther King for a head injury sustained while preaching.

While licensed in both Alabama and Pennsylvania, Jimmy spent the bulk of his 60-year career serving the people of Lancaster. He began on Pearl St. in 1968 as an Associate in Practice with the late John L. Polcyn, MD. The pair went on to develop Lancaster NeuroScience & Spine Associates, where Jimmy flourished for almost 40 years as a physician and businessman. In 2008 he joined Brain Orthopedic Spine Specialists, and in his later years continued his practice with independent medical examinations.

Jimmy was a fixture at Lancaster General Hospital, where he served on the Board of Directors for 26 years, as chairman of the surgical department, and on 17 committees between 1979 and his death. He was instrumental in the campus’ growth, bringing the first radiosurgical gamma knife to Lancaster and helping to bring the first open MRI. He was also active at Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Ephrata Community Hospital, Community Hospital of Lancaster, HealthSouth Surgery Center, and Penn State Geisinger/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Jimmy held numerous academic posts at Lancaster General Hospital, Temple University, and Penn State University. He belonged to many national, state, and local medical societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Mid-Atlantic Neurological Society (President Treasurer, 1985), the Pennsylvania Neurological Society (President, 1978-1979), the Pennsylvania Medical Society (Trauma Interspecialty Committee), and the Lancaster City and County Medical Society. He published on pituitary apoplexy in the Southern Medical Journal (1966) and served as Editor of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ newsletter (1979).

His many honors include the Outstanding Service Award from the American Trauma Society, the Distinguished Honor Award from Rotary International, induction into the Hall of Fame at West Chester University’s Sturzebecker Foundation, the Henry S. Wentz Award from Lancaster General Hospital, Distinguished Alumnus awards from both McCaskey High School and West Chester University, the naming of the Argires Science Complex at Millersville University, and his recent admission to the board of the National Korean War Veterans Association.

In the Lancaster community, Jimmy served on the directorial boards of Fulton Bank, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, American Cancer Society-Lancaster, Cleft Palate Clinic, Lancaster Health Alliance, and Schreiber Pediatric Rehab. He served on the Millersville University Foundation Board, Franklin & Marshall University’s Advisory Board, and the Lancaster City Crime Commission Committee. He was also a lifetime member of the Boys & Girls Club, whose beneficiaries reminded him of his own childhood on the loading docks of Lancaster Newspapers, where he inserted sections of the paper for 25 cents per hour, or in the cheap seats of the Fulton Theater, where he spent many of his father’s work days.

A dedicated member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Jimmy will be remembered as an exemplar of the Greek community. He was recognized as an Archon — the highest honor given to a lay person — by the Eastern Orthodox Church, and served 29 years on the Board of Trustees at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He recalled using his Greek language skills to pass medical exams, excelled at Greek dancing, and even met his wife through the Greek youth group GOYA.

In what personal time his life allowed, Jimmy was an avid tennis player, fisherman, hunter, and, later in life, bronze sculptor. He played with the Court Jesters tennis group at Lancaster Country Club for over 40 years, creating countless memories. He was also a lifelong, dedicated fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, following the program’s every recruitment choice and watching, quite literally, every game.

He is survived by his wife Tasia; his children, Eugenia Argires, Kathleen Argires Pianka, wife of Robert, Perry Argires MD; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services honoring the life of Dr. James P. Argires will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:30AM at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 64 Hershey Avenue Lancaster, PA 17603 with the Rev. Hector Firoglanis, Rev. Alexander Veronis, and Rev. Alexander Goussetis officiating. Viewings will be on Friday from 4PM-8PM at the church with the Trisagion Service at 7PM and a second viewing will be on Saturday from 9AM-10:30AM prior to the service. Full military honors will accompany the interment at Conestoga Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made in Jimmy’s memory to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or The Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster PO BOX 104 Lancaster, PA 17608

Roll Tide and Semper Fi.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, PA 17543

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November 14, 2019

RIP Doc A!  I remember the last time I ran into you!  Capt Gus Steak Shop you recongize my voice and and knew who I was!  You were my Fathers Best Friend!  He loved the Red Marine Corp Flag hung in your Offic  RIP Doc A!    John Canias   the Son of Shirley and Gus Canias! Go Marines !

October 17, 2019

I was thinking of your Dad this morning only to see he had recently passed. He was a decent and honorable man and an outstanding neurosurgeon. So sorry for your loss. Jeffrey Yablon MD

October 05, 2019

DR.James Argires was the best knowledge doctor and a great person.I came 30 miles from Chester County with bad back and wasn’t able to do hardly anything.Thanks to DR.Perry Argires for the surgery and his dad that helped me very much.Dr.James Argires will be dearly missed.
michael wilson

September 14, 2019

Dr perry im so sorry for your loss your Dad waa amazing man he never left me in pain. He treated me like Family , I treated him the same way . I know he would want you to take care of all the people he treated we will all love and care for you as we all did your father. Please keep us all in your care. You are Gifted God has given you the hands and heart like your Father . I Thank you and your Father for trying to keep me out of a wheelchair . Please keep me in your care Dr perry your Dad has always Been there for me he woukd want you to countinue his work.and keep me walking with Gods help.I loved your Dad like a Father always .
Cindylou Fulmer- DeJesus

September 09, 2019

Eugenia,
Your father helped my mother several times with her neck and back problems.  I only put two together and realised we went to school together.  Your father was an amazing surgeon and community leader and will be missed.
Steve Hynicka

September 04, 2019

Our hearts and prayers are with you.  Dr. Jimmy was a beautiful soul.  Always kind, always smiling.  He will certainly be missed by each and every one who ever had the honor to know him.  
Margaret and Earl Granger

September 01, 2019

My condolences and prayers for your family
Omar alsaif

August 28, 2019

Dr. Argires was always nothing but kind and sincere. Each time I had the pleasure of seeing him, he made sure I walked out with nothing but a positive outlook and of course a wonderful conversation of the Corps.  He was a man that was truly respected and admired by all who came in contact with him. My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to his entire family and everyone that knew him.
Betty Arnold

August 26, 2019

God Bless this great Man.
They sure don’t make them like this 
Anymore!
RIP, you earned it, 
You served Our Lord ..Very Well ! 
My Love and condolences 
to All His Wonderful Family ,
Philip A Pavlatos

August 25, 2019

I remembered a time in my younger years when I was down and depressed. Dr. Argires was able to lift my spirits. It was a pleasure to work for him on the neuro team at LGH. He will forever be in my thoughts. I was saddened to hear that he passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with Tasia and her family. Rest in peace Dr. Argires, for you so ever earned it.
Rose Ortiz

August 23, 2019

Dr. Argires always brought positive energy into the store whenever he would come in. He was a kind and friendly man and would always take time out of his busy days to chat with all of us. We will miss seeing him very much. Sending love to the entire Argires family. 
The Staff of Details

August 22, 2019

I am thankful my primary care physician suggested I see Dr. James Argires.  He diagnosed my medical issue immediately and I had successful surgery performed by his son Perry.  My condolences go out to the family of Dr. James Argires. 
Jan Wiedemann

August 21, 2019

Dr James Argires a amazing man a loveing and careing Doctor a wonderful Surgeon. Its hard seeing this i am in tears , He always showed love for anyone he operated on he had great concern no matter who you where. His Legacy will live on threw his children especially Dr Perry Argires so Gifted . I send my condolences to the entire Argires family so sorry he was a Great Man.
Cynthia DeJesus and Family

August 21, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Tasia Argires and her family. Dr. Argires was my favorite client that would come to our office and he always took time to talk to me and give me encouragment. He was also so encouraging to my boyfriend who is in the medical field and always wanted to help him grow in that career. I can never thank Dr. Argires enough for his kindness and encouragment.
Della Limbert

August 20, 2019

It was back in June of 2000 Dr. James Argires relieved me of tremendous neck pain that nearly caused me permanent nerve damage to my right arm. I have had high admiration and appreciation Dr. Argires surgical skills. I had always wanted to spend a day fishing with him someplace. Rest well Dr. James in the arms of Jesus. David Rice

August 20, 2019

Dear Tasia, Kathy, and all the Argires Family,
My deepest condolences on the sudden loss of Jimmy. I didn’t know Jimmy for a long time but during my time with him I got a sense of how special he was and how much he ment to the community and those close to him. His generosity with the Keystone Art Center allowed me to pursue one of my dreams of creating sculpture. Sculpting Jimmy’s portrait for Millersville University was a great honor for me and allowed me to get to know him better. Going for a drink with him and George after working in the studio was always a treat and felt like special occasion. He was an inspiration in his vitality, generosity, overall good nature, and was just fun to be around. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all.
John Gibbs

August 20, 2019

Tasia,
Dr Agires treated our daughter Deborah when she was 7 years old.  He knew right away that she had bells palsy of the face and treated it with a great degree of his knowledge. 
No words can express what a fine doctor and person that he was.  We off our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
 
Richard and Linda LeBoon

August 19, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tasia.  It was an honor to have worked with Dr Argires all those years.  Carl and Peggy  Bruce.
 
 

August 18, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to Tasia Agires and the family.  We met this very exceptional couple on the wonderful trip we shared to Seoul lsst October, invited guests as Korean War Veterans by the Republic of Korea.  Added to those memories was the pleasure of having them attend our recent KWVA National Board of Directors activities.  I was miss serving on the Board with Dr. Jim, who was a true hero, not only in the war, but during a lifetme of helping so many whose lives he touched in unforgettable ways.  
Narce and Leslie Caliva

August 18, 2019

I feel privileged that I had the opportunity to meet Dr Argires for coffee a few months ago. We had a wonderful talk about so many things….his service in the military, his work for the Korean War Memorial, what it was like in the early days of CT scans and neurosurgery….and offered him some tips about his trip to Maine. 
Kathleen McCullough

August 18, 2019

Mrs .Argires , Jenny,  Kathy , Perry and families ,  I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Jimmy. Sincere heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you all,  with warmest wishes for all your healing from the personal loss of a man who dedicated his life to Healing, family , friends and Church .  Very sincerely yours, Sam Fokas,  Cindy Fokas Flaharty,  Dean Fokas , Maurice Fokas , and families . 

August 17, 2019

Dear Family,
I like to wish you my deepest condolences for the passing of Dr. James Argires. I was fortunate to get to know him over the past several years. 
Dr. James Argires has helped many people throughout his life. He was a very special person and great man that recognized his gift to the world at a very young age. He will be missed.
Love you Theio!
Antoni Hatzivasilis

August 17, 2019

Dear Family,
I was saddened to hear of Dr Argires passing. I will be eternally grateful to him for saving my life as a 25 year old. He was in the hospital visiting a patient when I was taken  to LGH after a cycle crash. I would not be here if he hadn’t operated on my epidural hematoma. 
 
He was a wonderful doctor and surgeon. He will always be remembered by me and my family.
Thank you.
 
With gratitude for a life well-lived.
Susan R Hartman-Pick

August 17, 2019

Sincere sympathy to family and all who loved a man who made a difference in so many people’s lives.  I am thankful for the time I spent working with Dr. Argires who shared his knowledge and kindness to each life he touched.  May prayers and cherished memories surround you at this difficult time.  Lori Harvest, RN

August 17, 2019

It is with great sorrow to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim Argires. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family   
Dr. J. Clayton Davie & family

August 16, 2019

Randall and I would like to send our deepest condolences. We are praying for your family at this difficult time. 
Randall and Lisa Horst

August 16, 2019

Dear Tasia and family,
Over many years I got to know Jimmy and your entire family.  I seriously love you all….Jimmy, Tasia, Kathy and Perry and you families.   Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.  There is nothing I can say to make the loss of Jimmy seam less.  He was a great man and touched more lives for the better then we all can imagine and in many cases saved their lives.  My life is truly enhanced knowing him.  My fondest memory was tailgating with him and your family for the Penn State – Alabama game in Tuscaloosa. Jimmy wanted all of us to go to the Yellow Parot and have the good luck drink for Alabama…there was no way I could say no….looking back we got crushed but I don’t think me having the drink made a difference…lol  That was a memory I will never forget.  I am sure my story is pail compared to all the increadible actions in surgery and all the lives he has saved.  I will miss him greatly.  He truly is one of the greatest men I have ever met.  My prayers and condolences are with you and your entire family.
Rest in peace Jimmy….
Roll Tide and Semper Fi !!!
Wilbur Tice

August 16, 2019

Have good memories of Dr. Argires when I worked at St Joseph’s Hospital in Lancaster, Pa.  Our  family will keep your in our thoughts and prayers.  John, Eric and Alice Gibble, LPN

August 16, 2019

Dear Tasia
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. 
Jimmy, from my first visit with him until the last unofficial visit, always gave me the best advice. I will be forever grateful for his thoughtfulness.
Jimmy and my late husband, Stu, served on the Fulton Bank board together and Stu could never say enough great things about Jimmy. 
He will be missed. 
My prayers are with you all. 
Fondly, Sally Raub

August 16, 2019

Sending Warm condolences from our entire family.   We have nothing but fond memories of your Husband/Father.  Our prayers are with you all.
Droz Family

August 16, 2019

 Mrs Argires ,Jenny Kathy and Perry, Iam so sorry about the loss of your husband,father and papou.I know that feeling that eats you from the  inside as you move through the grief. Grief is a measure of how much you loved, It is this type of love that makes life worth living, I hope that you can find comfort knowing you loved him with all you had and in the memories  you have of your time together . Love ,Kitty Garman

August 16, 2019

This dear man was so compassionate when I arrived in his office with debilitating back pain in January 1973. That was the first spine surgery. On March 1988, Dr Argires again performed relieving back surgery for me.  Then, in 2104 when I again arrived with severe back pain for the 4th time, Dr. Argires and his son determined that all I could do was take a steroid to relieve the pain. I will never forget the compassion and kindness I saw in Dr. Argires face. Then last year at the Greek Bazaar – there he was sitting at the head of the serving line. When I spoke to hime that dear gentlemen stood up to talk with me briefly. I waz honored!
Shirley I Paul

August 16, 2019

I servered many years under Dr. Argires at Lancaster Neuroscience and Spine Assoc. He was a fine Docter as well as a person. He served his comunity as well as his country. I will miss him.
Harry E. McKillips

August 16, 2019

Perry Im sending our condolence to you and your family. We will truly miss your Fathers Lovieing kindness over the years. He was some Character, we enjoyed his bedside maner. You both have been part of our family over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Mary and Rick Kirchner Jr.

August 16, 2019

To Tasia and family,
We are so sad for your loss and the loss to our community of Jimmy, a remarkable doctor, friend, neighbor, and caring leader. 
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy helped so many people and his support of our family was quiet and powerful. He will be missed!
Warmest regards,
Jim and Katie Smarilli
 

August 16, 2019

To Tasia & the family of Jimmy.   I have some very wonderful memories of Dr. Argires when he worked at the University of Alabama Hospital in B-ham, Alabama in 1964.  I was a nurse who worked on the Neuro-surgery floor.  He was a wonderful Dr. and we were all blessed to have him in B-Ham!!  I had no idea he was from Penna.  That is where I was from…….I moved to B-Ham in 1964…. married my husband in that area and we have lived in ALabama for the past 53 years.  He lived a full life and will be greatly missed !!  Praying for your family as you find a “new normal” in life with out this very special person. 
My sister who lives in Lancaster area sent me his obit this morning. 
Bertha Sauder Metzler

August 16, 2019

To the Argires Family
 We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Argires.  I knew Dr Argires from 1969 since I had major back surgery and other situations.  He was such a great doctor and gentleman who will be missed.  It was always nice to see Dr Argires in church and he would ask how things were – which meant alot to me, he was the best.
May his memory be eternal            Love, Carl & Mary McClune

August 16, 2019

My condolences to the Argires family. I remember working with Dr Argires in CT at LGH. He was a tireless worker and he loved people. He was a truly compassionate person and always there. I mourn the loss of doctors who knew how to care for people without all the fancy machines we have today. He was skilled in the art of medicine. We will miss you Dr Argires; your courage and caring. God bless and rest well.
Mary Beth Hellberg

August 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Tasia and the Family,
When I came back to Lancaster on Staff in 1981, Jimmy was the Chief of Surgery. We did many cases together in my early years, he decompressing the spinal canal and me performing a spine fusion. Over the years we referred many patients to each other and I was very fortunate to have his confidence, counsel, trust and friendship. He will be missed by his patients, staff and colleagues and remembered as one of the characters who molded the medical scene in Lancaster in the closing decades of the twentieth century
You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Gerald Rothacker

August 16, 2019

To the Argires family
Our prayers go out to the entire family. May his memory be eternal.
Joe & Melanie Gargano

August 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Argires family. I met Dr. Argires 20 years ago, fresh out of high school, when I worked for SPD in the OR. Always a story, a joke, a smile, a laugh. I didn’t feel I knew him well, yet it was like I had always known him. Reminding me of my own grandfather, we chatted about the Roll Tide and he often called me little Italy, as I’m part Italian and petite in stature. 
He was a dedicated surgeon passionate about his craft. With high expectations, but in the humblest of ways. Always with an “attagirl”. I miss learning from docs like him. May he Rest In Peace. He will be missed personally and professionally. My deepest condolences to you. May your family find peace in his memories. 
 
 
Brandy Orama

August 15, 2019

Our condolences to Tasia and Perry and the family of Jimmy. He will be be missed.
Kevin and Lisa Allen

August 15, 2019

Hello Tasia, Gen, Perry.
Edward Dracoules here. Love your Father- 
Nicest Man, helped so many people.
He cared for and saved lives of so many.
We played a lot of tennis- Your Dad kicked ass.
Except me – ha-ha.
Your Father was ahead of his time.
God Bless, our world needs more of you.

August 15, 2019

Our deepest condolences to your family.  Dr. Argires was a genuine, kind soul.  He was welcoming and friendly to everyone he encountered.  Truly a remarkable surgeon and businessman.  Our mother, Toula truly admired and loved him.  
May his memory be eternal.
Diane & George Bournelis 
 

August 15, 2019

Dear Tasia,
    So sorry for your loss. Jimmy has always been so supportive of myself and our family and he will be sorely missed. I will always remember his stories about his time served in the Korean War. He was so respectful and  caring towards his patients. The medical community will never forget his contribution.
Fondly,
Dave and Carole Simons 

August 15, 2019

To the family of Dr. Argiers. It was a pleasure to know your husband, father and grandfather. I worked at St. Joseph Hospital from 1969-1978 as an LPN. He was always kind to the nursing staff and always had much for us to learn about his patients. May God bless you and keep you in his care. Lois Soders.

August 15, 2019

To Argires Family,
So sorry to hear Doctor James Argires has left us for a better place. In 2001 doctor James was by his son’s side in the operating room while his son Perry fixed my brain aneurysm. Doctor James Argires was such a sweet, caring, concerning, doctor. He will be missed. He will not be forgotten. 
Sheri Pennell
 
 
 
 

August 15, 2019

To Perry & the entire Argires Family,
Dr.Jimmy as he was fondly called gaved me the opportunity to work for him @ LNSA.
I saw how truly he was respected & loved by friends, peers & patients.
He took the time to listen, teach, laugh and most of all care for everyone whom he had contact with. I will always remember him fondly. My sincerely condolence to you & Family.
Shirley Armenta 

August 15, 2019

Jimmy was a great friend to our family and an inspiration to me. He worked harder, accomplished more and helped more people than most everyone on the planet today. A gift to Lancaster, his positive influence will enudre many years beyond his passing. Warmest wishes to the remaining family, Blair Mohn

August 15, 2019

Dear Tassia and family, We were sadden to hear of Dr. Argires passing.  Our condolences to you and your family. May fond memories guide you through this time of sadness and may you find strength and peace in God’s love. May his Memory be eternal!
Nancy and Pat St.Clair

August 15, 2019

We are very sorry for the lose of a great wonderful gentelman, who loved life, and treated everyone with fairness, and love. He was a pillar in the community who will dearly be missed.
God Bless You, Mrs. Argires, and Family
 
 

August 15, 2019

My condolences to the family. Doctor Argires saved my life in 1969 . I will be forever grateful for him. May he rest in peace. And God bless you .You will be forever missed by all.
Ann Shultz

August 15, 2019

Dear Jenny and family, sympathy and condolences on the passing of your father and husband.
Jeffrey G Williamson

August 15, 2019

The Argires Family …
I am so saddened to learn of Dr. Argires passing.  My heart goes out to you all. 
Diane Kane

August 15, 2019

Dr. Argires, we will dearly miss you. Your contributions and impact push the limits of what one man can do in one life. This beautifully written obituary only captures some of his life’s work. His guidance for medical care across his countless patients, his support in the Millersville-Shanghai MBA exchange program, and even collaboration with neurosurgical centers in China. He’s touched many communities in Lancaster and beyond, including some of us Chinese-Americans. And lastly, your memory will live on, inspiring future physicians. You exemplified what it means to give back to one’s community. 
With love, and wishing Tasia and his family all of our support,
Frank Lee, Enyang Guo and Jim Lee

August 15, 2019

It was my privilege to have Jimmy as my first cousin from his mother’s side, Kacoula Patmiou (Patinos) Argires. I always looked forward to our visits when I was in Lancaster. We looked like brother/sister and laughed at that similarity. Love and blessings to Tasia, children and grandchildren. May his memory be eternal. 
With love, Cousin Cocona Patinos Serras and daughter, Maria
 

August 15, 2019

“Mrs. A.”, Perry, Kathy, Jenny, and family,  Our hearts hurt for you as you mourn the loss of Dr. Jimmy.  I was honored to work many, many years in the offices with Dr. A and Dr. Perry.  He was an icon. He mentored me and taught me so much! He is and always has been a part of me – always so good to both of us! I will fondly remember his generous heart, fun-loving spirit and charismatic ways.  God Bless you all.  Rest in Peace, Dr. A.   
Sincere Condolences,
Mariellen & David Payne 
 

August 15, 2019

To the Argires’ Family
My condolences for your loss of Doctor Argires,  a very wonderful doctor,
Doctor James P. Argires was only my doctor from 1976 to 1981.   And I am grateful and very thankful for what he did for me.   He saved my life when I was 22 at Lancaster General Hospital.  I was diagnosised by Doctor Argires with Epandamoma (cancerous tumor wrapped around my spinal cord and latched on to L1 to L3.   If it wasn’t for Doctor Argires and his associates I wouldn’t be here today.   He one doctor I always thought of every day of my life.  When Dr. Argires told my parents of his findings after my back surgery, he even had my father rushed to ER when my father collapsed from the news.    He was the best and a wonderful doctor I’ve ever had.   I loved him and I thanked God everyday for him and his medical knowledge.   I would always tell people all the time how great he was and he did not pull any punches.  He was straight forward and would tell you how it was and told you what needed to be done.
ive since moved to Southwest Louisiana from Pennsylvania.
Mrs. CarmenLita Fernandez-Deacon  
 

August 15, 2019

I have fond memories of Dr Argires from when I worked at LGH. One night he was on the phone at the nurses station while I was charting. I noticed he was sketching me while he talked. Sorry for your loss. Priscilla Kreider 

August 15, 2019

Dr. Jimmy will be greatly missed-my first neurosurgeon in Lancaster County, followed only by his son Perry.  Such a very kind and caring man, and so talented in his profession.  God bless the entire family in this time of loss.
Susan Soden Brown

August 15, 2019

To the Algiers family it was a great privilege to have worked with and became a patient of his. He will sorely be missed 
Bonnie helm

August 15, 2019

Marcella and I send our deepest condolences for Tasia and the Argires family on the passing of my friend Dr Jimmy. May his memory be eternal. 
Gust P. Fotis

August 15, 2019

To the Argires family,
Sending condolences to your entire family. My father, Dr. Ervin Ellison, passed away in 1992, but  I remember his speaking so highly of Dr. Argires. My dad, a primary care physician, grew up in Lancaster and was on staff at Lancaster General Hospital.
May God be with you,
Nancy Ellison Lane

August 15, 2019

My thoughts are with you, the Argries family at this difficult time. My mind often drifts back to the days speaking with Dr. Argries and Mike while enjoying lunch at “The Sun”. May Jim rest in peace.
Trent Delp

August 15, 2019

My prayers are with you – and for you Perry, and for your family.  Your Father was a great man, and his memory will certainly be eternal.
Karen Hickman Soltes

August 15, 2019

I have no words.  Jimmy was one of my best friends for over 60 years and his amazing medical talent literly put me back together several times. Love to the family, Bob Droz

August 15, 2019

I work at the Recorder of Deeds office where we have a “Thank A Vet” program in place. Dr. Argires came in on July 22nd to receive his Thank A Vet card, and I had the pleasure of issuing it to him. He was very nice. My deepest condolences to all who loved him.
Heather Hair

August 15, 2019

Dear Mrs. Argires, Ginny, Kathy and Perry,
Our family has great love for all of you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  My Mother and Father, Dottie and John Valudes, loved both Tasia and Jimmy as do I and my brother Mike.  I have fond memories and much love for you all.  My Father loves Jimmy like a brother and is saddened beyond any words I can share.  Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Much love.
Paula Valudes Jones

August 15, 2019

RIP Dr. Argiers.  Thank you for your service and teaching your son your knowledge and love to help others. Our prayers go out to your family and friends.  I’m sure they have loads of memories to share.  Semper Fi.  Steve and Sharon Deardorff

August 15, 2019

Dear Miss Tasia.
It was such a delight to be able to spend time and to get to know both you and Dr. Jimmy. You were certainly a very special couple. I’m sure that not only you but your entire family will miss such a wonderful person every single day. But be comforted by all of your many wonderful memories and know that Dr. Jimmy will be in your hearts forever. You will all be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Jimmy.
Shirley Maulfair

August 15, 2019

Jimmy always had a good word for everyone.
Louis J Neureuter, MD

August 15, 2019

Roll Tide Dr. Jimmy. You will be remembered always. 
Vince Walls

August 15, 2019

To the Family of Doctor Argires;
I am truly sorry for your loss. Dr.Argires was not only a great doctor he was a great person. He was a true leader in this community that will be missed by all. He was a legend in the way he treated everyone with his kind words and teachings. May he continue to look over us knowing he may now Rest In Peace.
Paul Hale

August 15, 2019

To the Argires Family,
I was fortunate to have worked with Jimmy for a few Years as his RN in his office.
To see his skills as a Neurosurgeon and his compassion as a man was so special and fulfilling.
The community has lost as great man, whose leadership and philanthopy will be missed by  many for a long time.
Your love for him and your continual care for him will provide you,All, the needed strength for these sad times.
Please know that I am sending much love,
Sincerely, 
Susan A. Davis

August 15, 2019

To Tasia and the family of Jimmy,    I am so sorry for your loss of a great father, husband,friend and fantastic Doctor. He will be sorely missed. 
Marianne Burnett Eckert

August 15, 2019

To the Argires family
Through the years it has been a privilege to meet all of you
Jimmys spirit, his humor and his welcoming nature made him a joy to be around
My condolences and prayers of comfort go to all the family
Peter Wachtel

August 15, 2019

So sorry for the loss of awesome man. Loved working with him at LGH. RIP
Jesus “Zeus” Ortiz

August 15, 2019

Dear Tasia and family: you have our deepest sympathy. Doctor Jim always took time to say hello and to check if everything was Ok with family, he will be missed. George and Judy George

August 15, 2019

I worked with dr Argiers when I was an Anesthesia student in 1973-75 at St Joseph Hospital—never worked with a finer surgeon-my condolence to his family-he will be remembered.
Semper Fi Doc
Art Heaton CRNA (ret)

August 15, 2019

To his family,
While I only know Dr. Argires as a customer in my short time seeing him while working as a bank teller with him many times over the course of the last 8 months, I can say, you lost a good man. Dr. Argires was always so kind and polite when coming in and always greeted us by name. He treated every single person in the branch with kindness and respect. Never once made a fuss and we were always so glad to have him in. I will miss him coming in and helping him paying his bills with us and he was so patient in every process we had done for him.
 
My deepest condolences,
Joshua Day

August 15, 2019

A great doctor to work with and he was always courteous to the workers helping him. I first saw him in the radiology dept. in the 1970’s. Great skills and rapport with patients. Always super busy and yet he had the energy for it all. A great loss to his family and the community.
Diane Habecker

August 15, 2019

Dear Mrs. Argires & family,
We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Dr. Argires was very good to Mark’s dad. He was a kind and generous man. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal. 
With our deepest sympathy & love,
Angela & Mark Moshos

August 15, 2019

With sincerest condolences. He is to be commended for his approach to life, living and giving.
Gabriella

August 15, 2019

My deepest sympathies.   For the 8 years that I worked with Dr. James he was like a grandfather to me.  Understanding, kind, thoughtful.  A true gentleman.  He will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Argires my prayers for you and your family. 
God Bless..
Jackie Van Van Nostrand 

August 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss.  Dr. Argires was such a giving & loving man.  I am so blessed to have worked with him!
Peggy 

August 15, 2019

To Perry and family,
We offer our condolences and are sorry for your loss. We have known your Father for many years and always enjoyed his wit and humor. He took care of many of my patients.
Very Sincerely,
Dr. Bruce and Carole Silverstein

August 15, 2019

Dr. Perry Argires, thank you for sharing your father.
I remember him back in 1970, I think it was near Pearl Street, with Dr. John Polcyn.
Thank you Dr. Perry Argires.
He will be truly missed.
Gerald Kirkpatrick

August 15, 2019

Mrs. Argires & Son Dr. Argires:
Jimmy Argires operated on me ( 8 ) times, he did several spinals taps on me.
He did one lower back fusions on me, Jimmy always treated me with most dignitary. We had many, many great times together over the years.
When I had my fusion, my blood pressure dropped very low, he was in my room for a long time, my fever spiked over 105. The nurses informed that you must be special because he stayed with you for a while.
I will always have a very special memory of your father & for your Mrs. Argires. He was very best of the best! 
Surgern must have a very high standard just like your father, a special man, veteran, husband, father & most of all a great friend.. Dr. Argires I am so sorry for your lost. He will surely be missed.
Again to all the families of Dr. James Argires I am deeply sorry for your lost. He was the greatest of the greatest.
Thank you for sharing your husband & father.
God bless you all,
Gerry Kirkpatrick
41 Boxwood Blvd
Columbia, Pa.
17512

August 15, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother, Semper fi
Jon Bruce

August 15, 2019

God bless you and your families.  A wonderful doctor I enjoyed being around.  He always gave us tickets to the bazaars food festival.  A true ray of sunshine.  Rest in peace my friend. 
Danielle A Pannebecker

August 15, 2019

Dear Kathy and family,
So sorry to hear this news.  I know you will miss him.  I’ll be thinking of about you.
Love – Meriwether 

August 14, 2019

Kathleen my heart breaks for you and your family. I have beautiful memories of your Dad. He was a great man inside and out. I will never forget his kindness. I know how close you two were. Please pass on my condolences to your Mom.  
Dianne Ray-Herman

August 14, 2019

Perry I’m sending my condolences to you and your family.  Your dad was great guy and a great doctor. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I’ll be thinking of you in the coming days. Sincerely  maryjane  McGlothlin. 

August 14, 2019

My days with Dr. Argires, fondly Jumping Jimmy, began at LGH back in the 70s. What a pleasure it was to work with him as a scrub technician. He brought us many joyful times in the OR. 
In recent years it was fun to remember the old days in the OR with his father,  when working with Dr P. Argires and remembering when he would come to the hospital with his father. 
 
It is a sad day in Lancaster’s Medical Community. A great man is gone, but not without leaving a great legacy and touching many lives. 
 
With sadness and joy from the great memories 
Terre Allison 

August 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family of this wonderful person. He helped me at a time I really needed help and I am forever grateful to this man and will always remember him as a kind, caring soul. 
The Cookson family

August 14, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the entire Argires’ family.   Dr. Argires was one of the finest men, a true icon.   I cherish my years of being part of LNSA.   May he Rest In Peace and may his family find solace in the many lives that he touched.   He will be missed.
Patricia Solecki Collins

August 14, 2019

He will truly be missed.  It was such an honor knowing and working for him. Our condolences to Tasia and the entire family. May he rest in peace.
Love Perry and Jessica Turner

August 14, 2019

Words cannot describe how sad I was to learn of Dr. Argires’ (Pop) death.  I spent many years in the OR with him and have many great memories of him!!!  He was a great story teller and we loved listening to his stories. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time!!!
           
Vicki L. Geib

August 14, 2019

What a great man. What a tremendous blessing he was to everyone who had the chance to spend time with him. God bless, Dr. Jimmy. Peace and love to Miss Tasia and his entire family. 
Jeffrey Coon

August 14, 2019

Dr Argires was a distinguished n accomplished man in many areas; he was always willing to help others in need; when i was unemployed many years ago, he went way out of his way to get me a job interview at LGH.  it didn’t work out for me, but showed the kind of man he was…
edward mavrides

August 14, 2019

Dr Jimmy was one in a million!  I was so blessed to have known him.  My heart goes out to Tasia and her family. 
Vicki R

August 14, 2019

So sorry to hear Dr Jimmy has passed.  He will be missed.  I enjoyed working with him at ABW.  My thoughts and prayers are for the family!  Sending love!
 
Eileen Williams

August 14, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy’s family. We just met Jimmy and Tasia this pass week on the Fulton Theater trip. Harold was honored to be able to help Jimmy and Tasia last week.  Treasure all the family memories.  He was an amazing man.             Harold and Debbie Spencer

August 14, 2019

Mrs. Argires and family:
Dr.Jimmy truly was one of my hero’s. I met him the first week I started practicing in 1987. He was a mentor and friend. His hands truly were a gift from above. He was kind, generous and passionate about neurosurgery and life.
I send my heartfelt condolences to you. May he rest peacefully.
Dr. Elaine F Wasilewski
 
 

August 14, 2019

Dr. Argries was my doctor in 1981-1982. Gave me great care. Started working at LGH in 1987, every time I saw Jimmy he was always happy to see me. He wil be missed.
Sorry for your loss,
Cathy Leed

August 14, 2019

Jimmy was a terrific physician and surgeon, and a man larger than life.  Neurosurgeons everywhere grieve at his passing.
Raymond Truex, MD, FACS, FAANS, (Wyomissing, PA)

August 14, 2019

I had the great honor to meet Dr. Argires in early July when I visited the Lancaster.
A very great man.  
Capt. R. E. Ballenger
 

August 14, 2019

To The Argires Family
Terry and I are so sorry for your loss Dr Argires was a wonderful man to work for and to know. I can not thank him enough for all the medical teaching he gave me I so loved working for him at both medical practices. I will cherish the many years I worked for him 
God Bless you all
Terry & Linda Bracken 

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