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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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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

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Mary Vaporis Pikos

Mary Vaporis Pikos, 90, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend fell asleep peacefully in our Lord Jesus Christ on August 8, 2021 surrounded by her family.  She was preceded into His kingdom by her beloved husband Tony of 64 years, her parents, Michael and Kaliope Vaporis, and her brothers, Fr. Nomikos Vaporis, Attorney John Vaporis, and Fr. George Vaporis.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio on September 2, 1930, Mary grew up in Campbell, Ohio and is a 1948 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.  She attended St. Basil’s Academy in Garrison, New York and returned to Campbell where she met her husband, Tony.  They were married on October 16, 1949 and were blessed with three children that they joyfully raised in Campbell.

In 1985 Tony and Mary relocated to Tarpon Springs, Florida.  Mary was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and was a devout Orthodox Christian of great faith and spiritual strength.  She faithfully lived her solid core values and will always be remembered for her radiant smile, kind demeanor and passion to always help others.  She touched so many lives during her lifetime.  She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her unwavering faith was equaled only by her unconditional love for her entire family.  Always smiling, always giving, always helping, always caring – she was the epitome of selflessness.

She is survived by her three children, Dr. Michael (Diane) A. Pikos of Palm Harbor, Colleen Pikos and Anna Pikos of Tarpon Springs; grandchildren, John Pikos, Maria (Kosta) Karatzas, Virginia (John) Brokalakis, Dr. Lindsey (Samuel) Pikos Rosati, Dr. Tony (Rebecca) Pikos and great grandchildren; Tony, Michael, Georgie, Anna, Giuliana, Ella Sophia, and Andrew Samuel.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, with a funeral service starting at 11:00 am, all on Tuesday August 10th, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs. Interment will immediately follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Dobies Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Mary be sent to Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery; 13486 Northwest Highway 225, Reddick, FL 34686 (352-591-1803).

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, August 10, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Tom Harry Billiris

Tom Harry Billiris, 55, native of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep on Sunday,
July 25, 2021. He was born in Tarpon Springs to his parents, Harry and
Kaliope (Mahinis) Billiris, who both preceded him in death. Tom was a 1983
graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. He was an attorney in private
practice. Tom was a member of Interact and Levendia. Tommy loved his family
and friends, and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he was
also preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Billiris. He is survived by
one aunt, Kathy Alesafis; five cousins, Maria (Gert Jan) DeKoter, Georgii
(Shahn) Michael, Pelagia (Kent) Kilgore, Nick (Katherine) Mahinis, Tom
Mahinis; Godson, Johnny Billiris. In lieu of flowers, please consider a
donation in his memory, parents and brother, to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Cathedral, https://stnicholastarpon.org/give. A visitation will be held
from 10am to 11am, with a funeral service starting at 11am, all on, Friday,
July 30, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will
immediately follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tropical Storm Else Update #2

Good morning Brothers and Sisters,

Through the constant intercessions of St Nicholas, we have again been blessed with no damage from last night’s storm. The Cathedral Office and Cathedral will open today as normal. Since the City has closed Sunset Beach, GOYA will meet tonight in the Community Center. Remember to check on family members as there are reports of local power outages.

Giving glory to God and thanks to St Nicholas,

 

Reverend Protopresbyter Athanasios C Haros, Dean

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Tarpon Springs, FL

www.StNicholasTarpon.org

www.LiveANewLifeInChrist.org

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa Update #1

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

It is that time of year when we must adapt our ministry to storms in our area. As Tropical Storm Elsa approaches our coast, the following program changes have been made.

 

The Cathedral Office will close today, July 6 at 2pm. We will reopen after we have verified the safety of our employees, power etc. We will announce the specific office schedule in another update.

 

All Church services are cancelled today and tomorrow.

 

Little Lambs is cancelled for tomorrow, July 7.

 

St Nicholas Preschool is closed today and tomorrow, following Pinellas County Schools safety protocols.

 

Tomorrow's GOYA BBQ at Sunset Beach is tentatively still on as planned, pending the end of the storm sometime tomorrow. I will include GOYA updates tomorrow.

 

According to reports the greatest threat is coastal flooding, but high winds might bring some power outages. Stay safe and call your friends and neighbors to check in on each other, especially seniors who live alone. 

 

I'll update everyone again as the storm develops.

 

In Christ,

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Sam Diamandis

Sam Diamandis, 61, life long resident of Tarpon Springs, fell asleep on, June 21, 2021. He was born in Tampa, to his parents, Diamond and Diana (Aralios) Diamandis. He was a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School and was a deep sea fishing, boat captain for many years. He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Bill and Helen Diamandis. A visitation will be held from 1pm to 2pm, with a service starting at 2pm, all on Thursday, June 24, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.  

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Dimitra M. Polyzos

Dimitra Polyzos, 77, of Holiday, Florida, fell asleep on June 10, 2021. She has 2 daughters: Rhea Polyzos and Laine Salazar; 1 grandson Dimitri Salazar; and 2 sisters: Antonia Grant and Julia Barcelona.

 

A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:00pm

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, June 11, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Konstandinos "Gus" Smalios

Konstandinos “Gus” Smalios, 72, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep on June 5, 2021. Gus was born in Kalymnos, Greece on August 11, 1948, the son of Georgeos and Flora (Aspromatis) Smalios.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Gerakios) Smalios of Tarpon Springs, son Georgeos and his wife Athina Smalios of Trinity, daughter Irene and her husband Stavros Zaronias of Tarpon Springs, grandchildren Ioannia Zaronias, Polixenia Smalios, Maria Zaronias, two brothers and five sisters in Greece.
Visitation at Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, June 08, 2021 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, June 09, 2021, at1:00 p.m. 

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, June 7, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Alexios Michael Boulafentis

Alexios Michael Boulafentis, 69, fell asleep on May 18, 2021. He is survived by his wife Konstantina, daughters Ekaterini Mougros and Chrisovalandou Boulafentis and Nektaroula Boulafentis; 3 grandchildren Dina Mougros, Angelo Mougros, Alex Mougros. 1 great granddaughter Victoria Mougros, 1 brother Drossos Boulafentis and 3 sisters Agatha Lempidakis, Irene Simotas, Kaliope Boulafentis, and a furry companion Gizmo.

The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, June 8 at 2pm. Burial will follow in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, June 7, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kiriaki Loparnos

Kiriaki Loparnos, 86, of Avgonima Chios, fell asleep peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 4th, 2021 in Tarpon Springs.

Kiriaki was born in Avgonima, Chios, Greece to Nicholaos and Theodora Mourounas on June 16, 1934. She married Vasilios Loparnos in 1954 who preceded her in death in 2016. Together with their two children they immigrated to America in 1970. After living in Brooklyn for many years, they settled in Tarpon Springs with their children and grandchildren. Kiriaki was devoted to her family and joyfully cared for them.

 

Kiriaki is survived by daughter Evelyn (Nick) Georgakakis and son Peter Loparnos. Granddaughters Sandy Chambers, Nikki (Jose) Santiago, Kiki Loparnos, and grandson Vasilios Loparnos.

Blessed with four great grandchildren Evangelia & Kosta Chambers and Emanolia & Nicholaos Santiago.

 

Visitation will be 4:30-7:00 PM Tuesday, June 8th at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683.

 

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday June 9th, 2021 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral with Fr. Athanasios officiating. Burial will follow at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home. 

 

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Suncoast Hospice for their exceptional care and support. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Suncoast Hospice or St. Nicholas Philoptochos.

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, June 7, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Constantine "Dino" Michalopoulos

Constantine "Dino" Michalopoulos, 73 of Orlando, fell asleep on June 2, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife Maria. There are 2 daughters: Nicole Michalopoulos, Orlando and Lea Klonaris, Tarpon Springs. 4 grandchildren: Costa Renda, McKena Renda, Maria Renda and Mica Klonaris; a brother Saki Michalopoulos and a sister Kalliope Rappis. A funeral will be held on June 5, 2021 at 12:00pm. Visitation will be at Dobies in Tarpon Springs on Friday from 6 to 8pm. Burial will be in Cycadia.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, June 4, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Andreas Salivaras

Andreas Dimitrios Salivaras, 80, longtime resident of Tarpon Springs, passed away on May 18, 2021. He was born in Kimolos, Greece, and came to Tarpon Springs in 1984 from Cleveland, Ohio. He was the owner and operator of Mykonos Restaurant on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. He is survived by three children, Demetri Salivaras, Sofia (Anthony) Zaronias, Kiriakoula Salivaras; two brothers, Dean Salivaras and Stavros (Flora) Salivaras; one sister, Smaragtha (John) Tsouchlis; six grandchildren, Irene (George) Dennison, Nichole Pastis (Arsany Nagib), Kostandinos Salivaras, Renee Zaronias, Katerina Zaronias, Savvas Zaronias. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to, Tarpon Springs High School Band, Jacobson Culinary Institute, Tarpon Springs Historical Society or to St Nicholas Cathedral Youth Ministry. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7, on Friday, May 21, at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The funeral service will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, May 22, at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment to follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, May 20, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Kay (Katina) Tsakizis

Kay Tsakizis, 89, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep on May 14, 2021. She is survived by her children, Noreen Bilderback, George Tsakizis, Faye Bryan; grandchildren, James and Katina.

A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:00am. Covid protocols are still in effect with mask wearing in church.

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Addiction Support Group Re-Established

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

Christ is Risen!

As we all know, our community has been suffering for along while with the affects of addiction. A few years ago we were working to establish St Anastasia’s Fellowship as a way to come together for prayer, love and support as an Orthodox Christian Family. With the pandemic slowly improving, I have decided to begin the support group again so that as a family we can begin to heal from this horrible problem that plagues our Church Community. Please join me, whether you are an addict, you were an addict, or if you know someone who is suffering with addiction. The only thing you need is to be willing to love and be a healing presence. We have buried too many of our family members. We need to do something! 

We have the power of the Risen Christ on our side! Please join me and we will begin to heal.

FRIDAY, MAY 14TH at 7pm in Fr Tryfon Hall for our newly re-established St Anastasia’s Fellowship.

Truly He is Risen!

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Chris Michael Kouskoutis

Chris Michael Kouskoutis, 56 of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep on May
4, 2021. Many knew him as an extremely hard worker who loved his family,
friends and work family. He also loved his job and his Cadillac.
He is survived by his former wife Michelle, daughters Danielle (Chris)
Perez, Charlotte Vanderham, son and best friend, Michael C., and newborn
grandson Easton Perez.
He is also survived by his mother Anna (Emmanuel) loannidis, preceded in
death by his father Michael P Kouskoutis, three brothers Peter M., Nomikos
"aka Michael" (Tina), George M (Maria), Kouskoutis. Nephews Michael and
Peter Kouskoutis, Nieces Fotini (Ray) Lanners, and Panayiota Kouskoutis. In
addition to having 3 brothers, Chris had several cousins whom he viewed as
brothers. Chris was well respected in his profession as a supervisor of
quality control and safety director for Southern Road and Bridge. He
achieved the highest level of certifications in his profession. He enjoyed
life and loved to laugh. He will be missed.
A funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday,
May 7, 2021 at 3:00pm. Masks must be worn in the church. Burial will be in
Cycadia Cemetery.
May his memory be eternal!
Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Katina Hiou

Katina Hiou, 87, of Holiday, Florida passed away April 29th, 2021. She is survived by her daughter Alexandra “Sandy” Silva; eight grandchildren Patricia Dean, Nicole Dean, Angela Dean, Jaquelyn Dean, Katina Dean, Angelo Silva, Katlin Silva, Christle Silva; seventeen great grandchildren; sister Xapiklia Stopatas.

The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday May 6, 2021 at 11:00am, mask wearing is still in effect. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Trinity Fl.

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, May 3, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - John Alexandros Himonetos

John Alexandros Himonetos, 39, lifelong resident of Tarpon Springs, passed away, April 29, 2021. He was born in Dunedin to Alexandros George and Mary (Koulias) Himonetos. He grew up in Tarpon Springs and graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 2001. John was a bridge painter, along with various other jobs and enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and sports, especially the Miami Dolphins. He loved his nieces and nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Koulias Himonetos. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Alexandros and Kathy Himonetos; one brother, George (Stella) Himonetos; four nieces and nephews, Tula Himonetos (also Goddaughter), Alex Himonetos, Pantelis Himonetos, Mairi Himonetos. A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00, with the funeral service starting at 2:00, all on Tuesday, May 4, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Mask wearing is still in effect. Interment to follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, May 3, 2021

Holy Unction today at 3pm

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

As we continue our Holy Week Journey together to the Cross, today is the Mystery (Sacrament) of Holy Unction at 3pm. For those who are UNABLE to attend the service at 3pm, we will be anointing faithful Orthodox Christians after the Bridegroom Service tonight and after every service for the remainder of the week until Saturday morning.

 

Remember Holy Unction is a Mystery (Sacrament) of the Church, and we should be prepare ourselves with prayer and fasting before being anointed.

 

Reverend Protopresbyter Athanasios C Haros, Dean

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Wednesday, April 28, 2021

"Bible Study on First Corinthians CANCELLED Tonight?"

Due to technical difficulties, we WILL NOT have Bible Study tonight. I apologize for the late notice. As Pascha is just a couple weeks ago, we will look at restarting our Bible Study on 1st Corinthians when there are fewer time conflicts.

 

Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Tuesday, April 13, 2021

COVID19 Update - March 31, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,


With the blessings of the Metropolis of Atlanta, and in compliance with Pinellas County regulations, we are pleased to announce some important updates and much anticipated changes to the COVID19 Protocols for our St Nicholas Cathedral effective immediately.

 
  • Face masks ARE MANDATORY for people inside the Cathedral at all services. They may be removed temporarily in order to receive Holy Communion.

 
  • Capacity inside the Cathedral will be returned to 100%, with no standing in the aisles. For those who are not comfortable with being in a crowded Cathedral, Fr Tryfon Hall will be set up with strict social distancing and the big screen. During Holy Communion, a chalice will be brought to Fr Tryfon Hall so you may receive Holy Communion. If you prefer to attend Divine Liturgy inside the Cathedral, but are not comfortable with crowds, each Saturday we will continue to maintain 50% capacity to allow for more social distancing.

 
  • If you wish to attend Divine Liturgy without a mask, you may remain outside in the plaza during Divine Liturgy on any day. During Holy Communion, a chalice will be brought outside for you to receive Holy Communion. Please maintain social distancing in the plaza area if you are without a mask.

 

We will continue to evaluate the situation, but unless otherwise informed by myself or the Parish Council, these protocols will be in use during Holy Week and Pascha. While we expect large crowds to return to Church, please be respectful and follow the instructions of the Parish Council and Ushers. We simply cannot accommodate everyone inside the Cathedral in a safe manner. Once we have reached capacity, you will be asked to remain outside.

 

I remain thankful to God for our health and safety, and look forward to the day soon when we can return to normal. Until then, please be respectful of each other’s needs and opinions on this very challenging issue. I pray Great Lent continues to be a blessing for you, your family and our entire community.

 

In Christ,

 

+Fr Athanasios

Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Friday, April 2, 2021

Great Lent Has Begun!

As we are now fully in the first day of Great Lent, we wish you a Blessed Lenten Journey. Holy Unction will take place today, March 15th at 3pm in the Cathedral. Following Holy Unction many members of the Community will gather at Howard Park for our annual Kite Flying. Great Lent is not just about fasting, but about growing closer to Christ TOGETHER as a family. To assist you, visit our special Great Lent and Holy Week Page.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Monday, March 15, 2021

Little Lambs Ministry Returns March 10 @11am

Our Little Lamb Ministry for mothers and children 40-days through VPK will restart each Wednesday at 11am in the Spanos-Pappas Community Center. Masks are required for all adults.
Posted by Fr Athanasios Haros at Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Andreas Adamopoulos

Andreas Adamopoulos, 64, fell asleep on March 3, 2021. He is survived by his wife Angelika Adamopoulos; son Nick Adamopoulos; mother Tasia Adamopoulos; and brother Spiro Adamopoulos. He lived in Denton, Texas and was an educator.

 

The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:00am. Covid protocols will be in place with mask wearing and social distancing. Burial will be in Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens following the funeral.

 

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Friday, March 5, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in the Lord - Eleni Vorvis

Eleni Vorvis, 89, fell asleep on February 27, 2021. She was born in Sparta, Greece and lived in Clearwater, Florida. She is survived by her children Panagiotis Vorvis; Vasiliki Vorvis; Stella Lepetsos; Demetrios Vorvis; and predeceased by her husband, and her children Ioana Petredis and Betty Vorvis. She also has 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11am. Covid protocols will be followed by wearing masks in the church, and practicing social distancing.

Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery following the funeral.

 

May her memory be eternal!

 

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Pericles Tiliakos

Pericles Tiliakos, 40, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, fell asleep on February 25, 2021. He is survived by his parents, Drossos and Athena; siblings, Niki, Sevasti, John; nieces and nephews.   

The funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Covid protocols will be followed by wearing of masks and social distancing in the cathedral. Burial to follow at Cycadia Cemetery. 

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, March 1, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Afroditi Mouhourtis

Afroditi Mouhourtis, 100, of Fleming Island, formerly long time resident of Tarpon Springs, departed her family on February 13, 2021. Afroditi was born in Kalymnos Greece, July 27, 1920 and Immigrated to the United States in 1949. She was married to, Nicholas Demetrios Mouhourtis, her loving husband and devoted life partner for 40 years, until his passing in 1990.

Afroditi was mother to Jimmy and Elaine, both of whom she raised along with her husband, with uncompromised love and devotion. She was beloved mother or, “Mama’” to her two adult children, Jim (Diane) Mouhourtis and Elaine (Slater) Browne; known as, “Yia Yia” to her seven grandchildren, Nick, Christopher, Tanya, Yanni, Fotini, Jimmy and Michael; known as “Great Yia Yia” to her ten great grandchildren, Alexia, Christopher, Evan, Nixon, Haylie, Niko Alexander, Isadora, Joseph and Nicholas; also survived by countless extended family and lifelong friends. Mom, you are so loved by so many, because of the Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Friend and Woman that you were. We love you and will miss you dearly. You will be in our thoughts and hearts forever. May your memory be eternal.

Funeral service will take place at 11:00 am, on Friday, February 19, 2021, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Covid protocols will be in place with the wearing of masks and social distancing. Interment will follow at Cycadia Cemetery. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Mihail J. Stilianos

Mihail J. Stilianos, 71, fell asleep February 11, 2021; he is survived by his wife Irene; daughter Niki Stilianos of Tarpon Springs, son John Stilianos of Tarpon Springs, FL; and a sister Rinoustsa Stilianos of Greece. Visitation will be held in the Dobies Funeral Chapel in Tarpon Springs on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at 10:30 - 12:30 before 

Funeral service will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:00pm. Covid 19 protocols will be followed by wearing masks and social distancing in the church. Burial will be in Cycadia Cemetery.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Monday, February 15, 2021

A Loved One Has Fallen Asleep in The Lord - Mercury George Angeliades

Mercury George Angeliades fell asleep on 2/2/2021 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Diana, his sons George (Georgene); Michael (Olgo); and predeceased by daughter Anna (1979); grandchildren Christina, Panormitos, Anna, and Savvina; sister Faye Fatimus and brother Gregory (Maria) Angelaidis. He was born in Symi, Greece and was a crane repairman in the steel industry.

His funeral will be held at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:00pm. Covid protocols will be enforced by the wearing of masks, social distancing, and 50% capacity seating in the church. Burial will be in Ohio.

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Denise Letourneau at Thursday, February 4, 2021

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