Mary Kallas, 89, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Mary was born July 21, 1928 in Greece to the late Andreas & Georigia Andrikopoulos, and came to Akron in 1956. A faithful member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Mary was a humble and prayerful woman. She loved cooking, gardening and taking care of her family. Mary cherished her grandchildren & great-grandchildren—she would light up when she saw them and they always knew how much she loved them.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Theodore in 2001; her brother Vasili ; and nephew George Kotrotsos. She is survived by her children Sylvia (Ted) Paragios, Cynthia (Kalman) Toth and James (Janice) Kallas; brother Dennis (Vasilliki) Andrikopoulos; sister Elaine Kotortsou; sister-in-law Barbara Kallas; grandchildren Michael (Mindy) Paragios, Andreas (Keli) Paragios, & John Paragios, Mary (Joseph) Arias, Athena Toth, Kristina (Jonathan) Tartara, & Theodore (Alecia) Kallas; great-grandchildren Ana, Luke, Jake, Melina, Eliana, Teddy, Emanuella, Stephanie & Mia; niece Sylvia (Mark) Douvikas; Godson Charles Henry and many other beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family is truly grateful to the staff at the Pleasant View Health Care Center for the loving care she was given, where Mary enjoyed playing bingo, and participating in the events and activities provided by this wonderful facility.
Calling hours will be Thursday, January 11 from 4-6:30PM at the Anthony Funeral Home, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St, in Akron, where a Trisagion will be celebrated at 6:30PM. Funeral services will be celebrated Friday at 12Noon at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 129 S Union St. in Akron, where the family will receive friends for one hour prior. Interment at Holy Cross cemetery will immediately follow. Donations in Mary's honor may be made to the St. Basil Academy, 79 Saint Basil Road, Garrison, NY 10524.