Sad day for the Clarence Valley with the passing of an icon
Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis has expressed extreme sorrow at the passing of Clarence Valley legend and icon, Spiro Notaras.
"Spiro was one of a kind. He and his family helped shape Grafton and the Clarence Valley. He was a visionary, he was a shrewd businessman, an outspoken advocate for the timber industry, he was generous and loyal to his employees, he loved the Clarence Valley and was fiercely proud of the place he called home", said Mr Gulaptis.
"Spiro has left his stamp on the Clarence Valley in so many ways. His generosity to so many local organisations behind the scenes will never be fully realised. He was not one to make a fuss over his donations but willingly contributed when he saw a need.
"He was an integral part of the social fabric of Grafton and the Clarence Valley his whole life. I know that I am one of many, not just in the Clarence Valley, who can say their lives were enriched by having such a wonderful friend as Spiro. We will miss you Spiro, rest in peace."