Announcements

Blessing for the New School Year TOMORROW

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We WILL celebrate our annual Blessing of the Children (and backpacks) tomorrow at the end of Divine Liturgy. Please join us! 

 

Teachers, Rooms Assistants, Administrators, Students, College Professors.....EVERYONE who begins school in the next week is invited!

 

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Saturday, August 6, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Angela Matthopoulos

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the
Lord of Angela Matthopoulos. We express our sincere condolences to her
family and friends.
The funeral will be held Monday, August 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm at St Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Tarpon Springs, FL. Burial will be in Curlew
Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor, FL.

May her memory be eternal!

https://www.curlewhills.com/obituaries/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, July 28, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Mary Toth

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the
Lord of Mary Toth. We express our sincere condolences to her family and
friends.
The funeral will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:00 am at St
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Tarpon Springs.
The burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery following the funeral, all
arrangements made by Vinson Funeral Home.

May her memory be eternal!

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, July 27, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Michael Stamatis Haskas

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the Lord of Michael Stamatis Haskas. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 am in St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral,  followed by the funeral at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Cycadia.

 

May his memory be eternal!

 

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/

Thank you,

Denise Letourneau

Admin, St Nicholas Cathedral

727-937-3540

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, July 22, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Mike J. Karaphillis

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of Mike J. Karaphillis. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 

The visitation will be at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1 pm. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

 

May his memory be eternal!

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/

Thank you,

Denise Letourneau

Admin, St Nicholas Cathedral

727-937-3540

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, July 15, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Nicholas Tsongranis

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of Nicholas Tsongranis. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

There will be a visitation at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral at 11:00. 

Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

 

May his memory be eternal!

 

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, June 13, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Anastasis M Kavouklis

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of Anastasia M Kavouklis. We express our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Tarpon Springs, FL.

Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens following the funeral.

May her memory be eternal!

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/

Thank you,

Denise Letourneau

Admin, St Nicholas Cathedral

727-937-3540

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Welcome to Tarpon Springs Vikentios Livanos!

After nearly three years of planning, it is my pleasure to announce and welcome to our community, Mr Vikentios Livanos, who will begin work this week as our NEW St Nicholas Family Ministries Director. The Family Ministries Director will work closely with every ministry of our Cathedral to develop and implement new ministries and help improve existing ministries. He will coordinate the work of all our ministries to bring greater unity to our Cathedral Family.

I invite every member of our St Nicholas Community to come WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH at 7PM to get to know Vikentios and welcome him personally to our community. Following Wednesday Vespers, we will gather in the Spanos Pappas Community Center during GOYA Night, as parents, youth, volunteers and parishioners, for snacks and fellowship.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, June 3, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Nicholas G. Madias

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of
Nicholas G. Madias. We express our sincere condolences to his family and
friends.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 am,
interment will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

May his memory be eternal!

https://www.curlewhills.com/obituaries/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, May 16, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Spiridon Vlahopoulos

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of Spiridon Vlahopoulos. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00 am, at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and the funeral will follow at 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Curlew Hills Cemetery, and funeral arrangements made by Curlew Hills Memory Gardens.

 

May his memory be eternal!
 

https://www.curlewhills.com/obituaries/

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Lycourgos Koumantareas

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of Lycourgos Koumantareas. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 

The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm in St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Funeral arrangements made by Vinson Funeral Home, and burial in Cycadia.

 

May his memory be eternal!

 

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Francine M. Fotopoulos

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep of Francine M. Fotopoulos. We express our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

 

The visitation will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral at 12:00 pm, and interment in Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor, FL.

 

May her memory be eternal!

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Gregory Missos

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the Lord of Gregory Missos. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

A viewing will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm followed by the funeral at 1:00 pm.

Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

 

May his memory be eternal!

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Pano G Mouratidis

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the Lord of Pano G Mouratidis on April 16, 2022. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.


The funeral will be held on April 19, 2022 at 11:00 am at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, FL. Burial will follow in Cycadia Cemetery.

 

May his memory be eternal!

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/pano-g-mouratidis/
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Saturday, April 16, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Leontios "Leo" Xyftis

Leontios "Leo" Xyftis fell asleep on March 28, 2022 at the age of 90. There will be a visitation at Dobies Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 6:00-9:00 PM.

The funeral service is on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, followed by interment in Cycadia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Nicholas Philoptochos or St George Philoptochos.

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/leontios-leo-xyftis/

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Paul Orphan

Paul Orphan, 86, of Tarpon Springs, Florida fell asleep on March 22, 2022. The visitation will be on March 31, 2022 at 11:00 am at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, followed by the funeral at 12:00 pm. Interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery following the funeral.

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, March 24, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - George V. Faklis

George V. Faklis peacefully fell asleep surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. George's loving family, wife of 58 years Katie, daughter Andrea Kopacz and her husband Joey and their daughter Kate, and his son Vasile Faklis and his wife Rena and their two sons, George and Kyriakos along with his brothers and sisters ( Fran and Tony Tulumaris and Theo Economos  who are waiting for him in heaven, Connie Economos, Anna Faklis, Nick and Anna Faklis, an Michael Faklis) and many friends and extended family will greatly miss him. George was a true gentleman in all facets of his life. He had a pure heart and led with quiet authority. According to his grandchildren, he was the best Papou ever. According to his children he was the best daddy ever. According to his wife he was the best husband ever. According to his friends and extended family, he was simply the best man ever.
George was born in Tarpon Springs on June 20, 1930, in his family home. He was the fourth child in a family of six children born to Vasile and Dikea Faklis. Although he was the fourth, he was the one that they all looked up to as the big brother. His gentle soul always made sure to take care of everyone.
George graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and attended college at the University of North Carolina Asheville, but in a time of need left to join the Navy and proudly served his country for four years. When he returned home, he went back to college and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tampa. He worked as a teacher for a few years, but his true passion lay with his family business Faklis' Department Store. He worked in his family owned business right until the very end. During the pandemic he continued working saying, "I am 91 years old. I am not just going to sit at home and do nothing. I am not afraid."
And, he was never afraid. He prayed to God and knew that God would always lead him in the right direction. He did not worry because he knew that God had a plan and that everything would work out the way it was supposed to be. He was a good and faithful servant.
George was a pillar of the community. He served on the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church Board, was President of AHEPA, a Rotarian, a member of the American Legion,  a member of the Elks Club, a member of the Shriners, a Mason, and served on the Tarpon Springs Civil Service Board, as well as many other civic minded organizations.
Services for George will be held at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs on Monday, March 7, 2022. Visitation (Trisagion) will begin at 12:00 and services will be at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

 

May his memory be eternal!

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, March 4, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Maria Sokos

Maria Sokos, 72, of New Port Richey, Florida fell asleep on February 27, 2022. Survived by children Angela (Frank) Santoyo and Gus Sokos; grandsons Frankie and Niko; four sisters Vasiliki, Garfalia, Ekaterna, Stavroula; two brothers Nick, Panagiote. 

The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at Meadowlawn Memory Gardens.

 

May her memory be eternal!

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/maria-sokos/  
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, March 3, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Billie Eliadis

Billie Eliadis, 86, of Tarpon Springs, Florida fell asleep on February 22, 2022. There will be a visitation held at Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 2:00pm - 4:00p..

The funeral will be at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, FL on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:00am, burial will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. An obituary link below:

 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/new-port-richey-fl/billie-eliadis-10599747

 

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, February 24, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Emanuel Lekakis

Emanuel Lekakis, 75, of New Port Richey, Florida formerly of Tarpon Springs fell asleep on February 18, 2022. 

The Funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, Florida on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM. 

Burial will follow in Cycadia Cemetery. Obituary link below:

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/emanuel-lekakis/

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, February 24, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Lula J Pappas

Lula Pappas fell asleep on February 18, 2022 at the age of 95, she was a native of Tarpon Springs, Florida. A visitation will be held today at 11:00 am at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and funeral to follow at 12:00 pm.  Obituary link below.

 

May her memory be eternal!

 

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/notices/Lula-Pappas
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, February 22, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Eugene Savva

Eugene Savvas

Viewing at Dobies Sunday 2.20.22, 6-8 pm

Father to advise trisajon service time.

Funeral at St Nicholas Mon 2.21.22 at 1pm, burial to follow at Curlew Hills.

Daughter Mary Savvas 9177718742.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kaliopi Ikonomou

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the Lord of Kaliopi Ikonomou on February 13, 2022. We express our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

The visitation will be held Tuesday, February 15, at 12:00 pm at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
The funeral will be held following the visitation at 1:00 pm. 
 
May Her Memory Be Eternal!

 

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/kaliopi-ikonomou/

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, February 14, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Dorothy Miliotis

Trisagion for Dorothy Miliotos at Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens.
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, February 11, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - George Melvin Solon

Our St Nicholas community is deeply saddened by the falling asleep in the Lord of George Melvin Solon on January 26, 2022. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

The visitation will be held Saturday, February 5, at 11:00 am at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
The funeral will be held following the visitation at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to Saint Michael's Shrine or St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
 
May His Memory Be Eternal!


Obituaryhttps://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/george-melvin-solon/

Donate to Saint Michael's Shrine: 113 Hope St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Donate to St Nicholas: https://stnicholastarpon.org/give

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, February 8, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Sarantis Michael Kitsos

Sarantis Michael Kitsos, 71, fell asleep on January 14, 2022. There will be a visitation at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.

The funeral will be at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 2:00PM. Interment will take place in Greece.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, https://stnicholastarpon.org/give

The link to his obituary, from Vinson's Funeral Home is: 

https://www.vinsonfuneralhome.net/obituary/Sarantis-Kitsos

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, January 21, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Evelyn M Fatolitis

Evelyn M Fatolitis, 79, of Palm Harbor, Florida fell asleep on January 17, 2022. The visitation will be at Dobies Funeral Home on January  21 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Cycadia. The Obituary link is below:
https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/evelyn-m-fatolitis/

May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, January 20, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Charles M Smolios

Charles M Smolios, 92, of Tarpon Springs, FL fell asleep on January 10, 2022. A visitation will be held at Dobies Funeral Home on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, and the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs.

May his memory be eternal!

A link to Dobie's website obituary:

https://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obituary/charles-m-smolios/

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, January 13, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Bernice (Koundouriotos) Alissandratos

Bernice (Koundouriotos) Alissandratos, 96, of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep on January 4, 2022. She was born in Washington D.C. to Nicholas and Helen (Kanakis) Koundouriotos.  She grew up in Athens, Greece and returned to the U.S. as a young woman, to work in the Greek Consulate in Washington D.C.  After living and working in D.C. for some time, Bernice came to Tarpon Springs where she met and married her late husband, Tacko. She is survived by two sons, Alexander "Aleck" Alissandratos and Niko Alissandratos; and three grandsons. The funeral service will be held at 9:00 am, on Saturday, January 15, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, followed by interment at Cycadia Cemetery and a Makaria in the St. Nicholas Church Hall next to the church. 

May her memory be eternal!

(Reprinted from Vinsons Funeral Home website 1-10-22. Any changes to the obituary after this date will not be reposted from the church)

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, January 10, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kiriakoula Lymberopoulos

Kiriakoula Lymberopoulos, 93, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep on January 6th, 2022. She is survived by her children Maria Lymberopoulos, Kostantina (Greg) Hartley, and Emmanuel (Lesa) Lymberopoulos. She was predeceased by her husband Demetrios and grandson Jeffrey.

A visitation will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM, followed by the funeral at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. Arrangements through Dobies Funeral Home.

May her memory be eternal!

(obituary courtesy Dobies Funeral Home)

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, January 7, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kathy Mahinis Alesafis

Kathy Mahinis Alesafis, 84, of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep Monday, January
3, 2022, with her family surrounding her.  She was born and raised in
Tarpon Springs to her parents, Themelis "Tom" and Maria (Samarkos) Mahinis.
Kathy was a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School, class of 1955. She
worked for the City of Tarpon Springs from 1977-2003, and was
Tarpon's first female City Clerk. She loved her family, Greek culture,
church, city and work.   She was a loving, giving, daughter, wife, mother
and yiayia.  Kathy was preceded in death by her soulmate and husband,
Michael Alesafis. She is survived by three daughters, Maria de Koter
(Gert-Jan), Georgii Michael (Shahn), Pelagia Kilgore (Kent); six
grandchildren, Michael, Yanna, Sophia; Nomikos, Katina; Sydney. A
visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00, and the funeral service
starting at 10:00, all on Saturday, January 8, at St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Cathedral. Burial will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.

May her memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, January 4, 2022

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Peter L Lares

Peter L. Lares, 84, loving husband, father and papou, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at home on Saturday, December 25th.  Born in Magoula, Sparta Greece, Peter immigrated to the US at the young age of 12 with his family.  They joined his uncles in Harvard, Ill. to achieve the American dream.  He went to school, learned the language and worked hard to help support his family.  In 1965, he returned to Magoula where he married Emily, the girl across the street.  Together they returned to Chicago determined to work hard and succeed in life.  In 1977, they moved to Dunedin.  Peter owned and operated the Dunedin Grill.  In the years to follow, Peter, with Emily by his side, opened and operated 8 restaurants.  Peter is best known for owning and operating Emily’s Restaurants throughout Pinellas and Citrus counties.  Along the way Peter helped many people.  Peter was humble, worked hard and succeeded with honesty and dignity. Peter was proud of his Greek heritage and lived by his Orthodox faith.  Peter was also proud of the new country he had immigrated to.  He was a proud American citizen!  Spending time with his family, friends and garden is what he loved the most!  His family meant everything to him!

Peter is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Emily, his daughters Debbie (Tom) Nicklow and Evie (Bill) Filides and his 3 beautiful granddaughters, Emily & Maria Nicklow and Victoria Filides.

Peter is preceded in death by his granddaughter Eleni Maria, his parents, his brothers and sisters, nephew, and cousin.

 

Visitation will be at Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes - Tarpon Springs December 29, 2021, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on December 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. 
 

May his memory be eternal!

 

(obituary courtesy of Dobies Funeral Home)

 

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, December 29, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - George M. Ikonomou

George M. Ikonomou, 95, of Kalymnos, Greece fell asleep on December 17, 2021. He is survived by his wife Kaliopi Patellis; daughters Sofia Ikonomou, Eftyhia (Kominos) Hatzileris, Litsa Ikonomou; grandchildren Demetri, Kaliope, Marianna; great grandchildren Rinoula, Kominos, Eftyhia; brother Alex Ikonomou and sister Maria Efthimiou.

Visitation will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm followed by the funeral at 3:00 pm.

Interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery following the funeral. Arrangements handled by Dobies Funeral Home of Tarpon Springs.

 

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, December 17, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - James John Spanolios

James John Spanolios, 62, of Tarpon Springs fell asleep on December 4, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and John.  He is survived by his loving son, Nicholas Spanolios; and his brother, Peter (Anna) Spanolios. A native of Tarpon Springs, James was a family man whose greatest joy in life was being a father to Nick.  He enjoyed sitting on his front porch where his friends always felt welcome to stop by. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal. 

Visitation 11:00 to 12:00, and Funeral Service at 12:00, both on Friday, December 10, at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment following at Cycadia Cemetery. 

Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May his memory be eternal!

(Reprinted courtesy of Vinson Funeral Home)

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Emmanuel Psilakis

A visitation and funeral service for Emanuel Psilakis, who fell asleep on December 2, 2021, will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. 

A graveside service will occur Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM at Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 4244 Madison Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652. 

May his memory be eternal!

Reprinted courtesy of Meadowlawn Memorial Funeral Home

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, December 6, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Goldie Smirlis

Goldie T. Smirlis, 100, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, passed away on November 26, 2021. She is survived by her children, Steve Smirlis, and Marguerite Smirlis; grandchildren, John, Chrysoula, Maria, Renee; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Manuel.

A Funeral Service will be held on December 11, 2021, at 12:00 PM at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, December 3, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Theadora Margas

With her family by her side, Theadora Margas peacefully made her transition into Paradise on Saturday, November 27th, 2021.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA she retired to Tampa with her loving husband of 60 years, Pat Margas. She was the proud Matriarch of her family. A loving mother to Teddy Margas, Helen (Panayiotis) Vasiloudes and Nikko (Carrie) Margas. She was the adored sister of Estelle (Perry) Villas and the vivacious, high-spirited grandmother to Kritos, Vasilis, Theodoros, Sophia and Lex. The Greek Goddess and Warrior will always be remembered for her laughter, her amazing cooking and her flawless sense of style. She will forever hold a special place in many hearts and will eternally “be fishing on the pier.”

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 pm, followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 PM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Flowers can be sent to the church and/or donations can be sent to: The PAN Foundation

(Reprinted courtesy of Dobies Funeral Home)

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Vasilios "Bird" George Himonetos

Vasilios "Bird" George Himonetos, 64, longtime resident of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep on November 4, 2021. He was born in Halki, Greece, to his parents, George V. and Triandafillia (Efstathiou) Himonetos and came to Tarpon Springs in 1962 from Halki. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School. After high school, he attended and played football at Westmar University in Le Mars, Iowa. He was a member of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Catheral and AHEPA. He is survived by his loving family, son, John Himonetos; two brothers, Alex (Kathy) Himonetos and Teddy (Pam) Himonetos; one sister, Alexandrina "Nitsa" Dick; three God sons, George (Stella) Himonetos, Louis Malisand and George Dick; and several more loving nieces and nephews. Bird loved all animals and the family would like to request, in lieu of flowers, to please consider a donation to the Suncoast Animal League at, www.suncoastanimalleague.org. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00, with a service beginning at 11:00, on Monday, November 8, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May his memory be eternal!

(obituary copied from Vinson Funeral Home, sent in to the Church Office too late to send out Friday)

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, November 26, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Cimos Angelis

Cimos Angelis, age 59, fell asleep on October 16, 2021.  He was the son of Angelo Cimos Angelis and Thomaitsa Angelis, of Tarpon Springs, Florida.  Cimos was born and raised in his beloved town of Tarpon Springs.  He was a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School and St. Pete College, going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.   As part of a select group of scholars, Cimos studied abroad at Oxford University and The University of Thessaloniki.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University Law School, graduating with honors.  He worked as a Pinellas County Public defender for many years and later in private practice dedicating his life to the law and serving those in need. 
Cimos made it his life’s mission to help everyone he could.  His generous spirit matched his unrivaled wit and intellect.  His heart was huge, his personality was huge, and his presence a gift. Cimos answered the call 24 hours a day for everyone in the community in times of crisis. He provided counsel, support, and guidance to all that were in need. Cimos was a favorite son of the entire Tarpon Springs community. If you did not know and love him, meant you had not had the honor of meeting him. The echoes of his amazing story telling will live in the hearts of all his family and friends for generations to come.  He was fiercely dedicated to his loving family and leaves behind his brother, Jackey Angelis; sister, Mary Ann Angelis; niece, Thomaitsa Petru and nephew, Miros Petru. He also leaves behind many extended family members, numerous Godchildren, devoted lifelong friends, and an entire generation that loved and adored their Theo (Uncle) Cimos.  
His love of the Lord through his Greek Orthodox faith sustained him through his life. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 There are no words to describe his positive impact on everyone he met, but the world was an infinitely brighter place with Cimos Angelis in it.
He lived to serve others. He brought joy and laughter. He loved unconditionally. He will never be forgotten. May his memory be eternal.
Funeral Services will be held at, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, on Saturday, October 23rd. 36 N. Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, with a visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, and the funeral following at 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in his name. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
May his memory be eternal!
 
(obituary copied from Vinson Funeral Home)
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - John Z Karagianis

John Z. Karagianis 89 of Palm Harbor fell asleep on October 5, 2021. John was an U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene (Zervos) Karagianis of Palm Harbor, daughter Denise Anastasia Karagianis of Sarasota, son Jack John Karagianis and his wife Debra of Tarpon Springs, 2 sisters Arby Colista, Frieda Stavros both of PA., 5 grandchildren Louis Colosimo Jr., John Colosimo, Jaclyn Scott and her husband Ronald, John Karagianis and Alexis Karagianis.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM. at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, FL. Interment will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

(This obituary was obtained from Dobies Funeral obituary website)

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Saturday, October 9, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Charlyn Grace Paskalakis

It is with sadness that we announce the loss of beloved mother, yiayia, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Charlyn Grace Paskalakis who entered into eternal life on October 2nd, 2021, in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

A small-town girl from the start, Charlyn was born and raised in Scio, Ohio and made her home here in Tarpon for the last fifty-two years.  She raised six children in a loving home where all were welcome; family, friends, and neighbors were included the warm, all-encompassing embrace of “CK” and her cherished husband, Billy.  There was always room at the table for whomever might be in our company at any given time, and in addition to sharing her considerable culinary talents, she dispensed both wit and wisdom in equal measure.  She was jokingly (and lovingly) referred to as the ‘Kool-Aid Queen’ of the block, and all the kids knew it was the place they could come to for refreshment, shelter, advice, help with homework, or even dance lessons before prom – it was always a full house.  Her boisterous clan was rounded out with the nieces, nephews, and cousins for whom she held such adoration and affection. 

 It is with love and gratitude that we acknowledge the many wonderful friends in Charlyn’s life who came to be known simply as ‘family.’  She will be missed by those whose lives she touched in myriad ways over the years and who, in turn, blessed hers with the gifts of their friendship, humor, and love.

Charlyn leaves us to be joyfully reunited with those loved ones who have gone before – among them are her beloved husband, Billy, her parents, Oliver and Berdine, her brother, Gavin, niece, Kristen, and son-in-law, Mike McGee.  She lives on in the hearts and memories of the family and friends whom she leaves behind, including her children: Elaine Sarris (Michael), Dayna Karaphillis (Theo), Todd Paskalakis, Flora Stoltz (Scott), Anastasia McGee, and Tina Kritsepis (Terry), her grandchildren: Nicholas Souder, Rhett Linton, Hayden McGee, and Marcus and Leah Paskalakis, her brother: Marvin Grace (Debbie), and the nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who added color to her world and love to her life.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, at St. Nicholas Cathedral, 36 North Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689.  Visitation will begin at noon with the funeral immediately following at one o’clock.  A graveside service and interment will take place at Cycadia Cemetery on East Tarpon Avenue.

 

We are so very grateful for the exemplary care that mom received from the remarkable staff in the Advent North Pinellas CCU.  They tended to her (and us) for several weeks with the utmost skill, kindness, and compassion and, in the end, became the loving midwives who birthed her soul into heaven.  In honor of mom, we would like to pay it forward by giving in her name to a fund that directly assists our local Healthcare Heroes in need.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation C.A.R.E.S. Fund, Attn: Sofia Zaronias, administrator, 1395 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689.

 

Many thanks to the staff at Vinson Funeral Home not only for the arrangements, but for their kindness, caring, and support. 

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, September 24, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Freda Koulianos Bateman

Freda Koulianos Bateman, born October 4, 1949, in Clearwater, Florida, to Michael and Sevasti Koulianos, lost her battle with Covid, at Advent Hospital in Tarpon Springs, Fl. and went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2021. She was 71. She grew up in Tarpon Springs and graduated, in 1967, from Tarpon Springs High School. She graduated from Business School in 1969. She went to work for First Federal S&L in Tarpon Springs. In 1971 she met her future husband, Troy Bateman and they were married in 1973. They had a beautiful daughter, Angela, in 1977. Angela met a great man, Eric Edmonds and they were married in 1998. She will be missed by her family, friends and community. She is survived by her husband, Troy Bateman, her daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Eric Edmonds, her brother and sister-in-law Nick and Leigh Koulianos and their three sons and two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren, her brother and sister-in-law Dr. George and Erine Koulianos And their two sons, Jesus, Freda is with You now. Please watch over her family.

Visitation:
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes - Tarpon
Monday, September 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
701 E. Tarpon Avenue,Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

Funeral:
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
36 N. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Olga Damalos

Visitation at St Nicholas 6-7pm

7pm trisagion

Sunday 9.12.21

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, September 13, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Jack Louis Pappas

Jack Louis Pappas, born Epiphany Day, January 6, 1930, in Tarpon Springs, FL to Louis Michael and Flora Pappas, fell asleep peacefully in his home on September 2nd, at the age of 91. Growing up in Tarpon Springs “Jackie” met and married his wife Nickoletta “Nickie” Orfanides Pappas in 1951. As a young man he played football earning the first athletic scholarship at Tarpon Springs High School. On scholarship to the University of Florida Jack played football as a defensive tackle for the Gators from 1949-1951. He became one of the Golden Era Gator Greats. As a young man he worked alongside his family in the original Louis Pappas Riverside Cafe that his father started in 1925. Jackie and his brothers grew their business, and in 1975 they built a thousand seat restaurant known as The World Famous Pappas Restaurant. He dabbled in real estate development, such as The Port Tarpon Marina and the Sponge Exchange, to name a few. In the early 90’s he spearheaded the renovation of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, one of his proudest achievements. Throughout his life he loved boating, fishing, hunting and spent much of his free time at Crockett Lake Ranch and with his horses at Pappas Ranch. Jackie was a fun loving, generous hearted man who loved food, his family, and his wife of 61years, Nickie. He will be missed by his family, friends, and community. Jack is survived by his sister Katherine Pappas Gray; his five children, Angela Zeiss, Leah Pappas-Neil, Flora Sawyer, Alexandra Gould, Louis Jack Pappas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral service will be at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, September 10, 2021 with a viewing at 11:00 am and funeral at 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

 

May his memory be eternal! 

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, September 10, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Drosos Russ Spirtos

Drosos “Russ” Spirtos fell asleep peacefully surrounded by family on September 3, 2021.

Russ was born in Clairton, PA, in 1936, and moved to Tarpon Springs at age 11. After graduating from Tarpon Springs High School in 1954, he completed Army basic training in Fort Jackson, SC, and studied Biology at Emory University and Florida Atlantic University.

Russ met his wife, Eva, in Miami, and returned to Tarpon Springs in 1969, with their two daughters, Marianne and Nicki. He taught science at Tarpon Springs Middle School before opening his first real estate office, in 1972, across the street from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, where he personally welcomed many families to Tarpon Springs over the years.

Russ loved to fish, and he loved to tell stories about the boat that he and his twin brother had growing up on the Anclote River. If Russ wasn’t fishing with his twin, Mike, he was watching a baseball game or playing backgammon or chess. He always wore his lucky Rays cap for the games, and would famously invite every friend and family member for a game of backgammon or chess. Russ maintained lifelong friendships with his high school classmates. Always a teacher, Russ taught us to appreciate our heritage with his love of stories about ancient Greek history and literature.

Russ enjoyed many summers with Eva at their home on the Aegean island of Imvros, where they spent endless days of friendship, fishing, dining, dancing, and, of course, backgammon.

Loving husband of 58 years to Eva Spirtos, Russ is survived by his daughter, Marianne McDonald, and her husband, Brian McDonald and their two children, Ariadne McDonald and John McDonald; by his daughter, Nicki Spirtos, and her husband, Michael Smallridge, and their daughter, Alexandra Smallridge; his sister Evelyn’s children, Maria Samarkos Klonaris and her son, Theo Klonaris; Anna Samarkos; and John Samarkos; by his brother Michael’s son, Anthony Spirtos; his brother George’s wife Nancy and their daughters, Heather Spirtos, and her husband Kieran Murray, and their children, George and Rose; and Michelle Spirtos, her husband Michael Daly, and their children Cailum, Maeve, and Noah; and his nephews Nick Hados and his husband Ken Cook; Anthony Hados and his wife Sylvia, and their children Alexander and Stephanie. Russ was predeceased by his mother, Mary, his father, Anthony, his brother George, his niece Marie-Elisa, his sister Evelyn and twin brother Michael.

Service will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Viewing from 12 PM to 1 PM at the Cathedral, followed by interment from 1 PM to 2 PM, and procession to the graveside service at Cycadia Cemetery, 1021 E Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Joseph Louis Pappas

Joseph Louis Pappas, 29, of Tarpon Springs, FL fell asleep on September 1, 2021. He is survived by his parents, Louis and Nancy Pappas; brother Lucas "Luke" Pappas (Carrie); and nephew Louis Lucas. 
He is predeceased by his grandparents.
A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on September 6, 2021 at 11:00 am. Dobies Funeral Home will be in charge of burial, which will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, September 3, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - E. Victoria Smith

E. Victoria Smith, 95, of Holiday, Florida, fell asleep on August 28, 2021. She was a past assistant to the President of Holy Cross University. She is survived by her niece, Jane Knuth of Annapolis MD. 

There will be a Trisagion at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on September 1, 2021 at 12:00pm.

 Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Dover, MA.

 May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, September 1, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Nancy Cosmos

Nancy Cosmos, 76 of Dunedin, FL was born March 23, 1945 in Cleveland Ohio, and fell asleep on August 22, 2021 after a brief stay at Suncoast Hospice Care Center. Nancy is survived by her sister, Karen Duffey; nephew, David Arthurs Jr.; nieces Amy (Tim) Coan, Rebecca (Jimmy) Garcia, Elizabeth Cosmos, Karen Cosmos, and Linda Batman, along with many grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Those who knew Nancy knew that she dedicated her life to her family and so many dear friends. She had a positive attitude, a kind heart, an infectious smile, and gave the best hugs. Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 22 years, Thomas A. Cosmos and her parents Alma and Gilbert L. Patch. Nancy was always very athletic and loved all sports starting as a young child and even into her retirement. In high school, in the 1950s, Nancy once got to be the kicker on the Upper Arlington, OH high school football team. She graduated high school from Rocky River High in Ohio and then attended college at The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. Golf was always her first love and in college she competed on The OSU Varsity Women’s Golf Team. She was retroactively awarded an athletic letter in golf some 50 years later. 

After a brief stint working for the Detroit Social Security office, Nancy decided an office job was not for her. She then began a long and successful career managing and buying for the golf pro shops at Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, MI. There she met the love of her life and future husband, Tom. She then went on to Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, FL and finished her career at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL. During her retirement Nancy enjoyed working for Publix Super Market in Customer Service and in the back office. Nancy was a member of the P.G.A., the Florida State Golf Association, and the Ohio State University Alumni Association. 

She was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, FL, where she volunteered in the Soup Kitchen. Nancy had great times traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad with her husband Tom and, after he passed, with her many dear girlfriends. She enjoyed watching sports, especially golf, OSU Football and the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey games. Nancy was a wine connoisseur, master on the grill and expert Call Now (727) 524-9202 - Available 24/7 sous chef to her husband. She enjoyed fine dining, golf outings, playing bridge and canasta and spending time with friends and family. Nancy especially loved visiting her sister, Karen, and the rest of her family for extended periods during the summers and holidays, where many front porch happy hours, games, laughter, puzzling and story-telling occurred. 

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in Nancy’s memory to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 17 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689; or to Suncoast Hospice at suncoasthospice.org. The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 1:00pm. 

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, August 23, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Mary Yanna

Mary Yanna, 93 a native of Tarpon Springs, FL, fell asleep on August 14, 2021. She is predeceased from her husband, Marco Yanna and daughter Michele; she is survived by her daughter Annette Yanna of Palm Harbor, her beloved dog - Zoe; sister Lula Alexiou and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation at Dobie's in Tarpon Springs on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral will be at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery after the funeral.

 

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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