Rest in peace dear friend....
Dear Mitzi, family and dear friends,
I only recently learned of Christine's passing and I was shocked and saddened by the news.
Christine and I were friends while we were both students together at the Hotel school. We had that special "Greek" bond shared by Greek Americans. We practiced our Greek together(hers was far superior than mine) and shared fun stories of Greece and growing up in a Greek Family. Amazing how similar things were, although, I have to say your home addresses were alot more interesting than mine!
I was lucky to see her several times in the last few years at HEC and alumni events in Chicago. Our conversations resumed right were we left them. I admired her poise, smarts, passion for people and love of everything Greek.
She will be missed. ?a s???p?t???a µ?? ?a? a????a t?? ? µ??µ?.
Hello Mitzi ,still thinking of you and hope you are well.
Thoughts and prayers for your beautiful daughter,
Much Love June and Jim Barr
I am so sorry to hear of Christine's passing. Although I only met her once at a Cornell reunion in 2012, she was a big help to me, and obviously others as the leader of our alumni group. A great woman all around, taken too soon. She will be missed.
I just found out last night about Christine passing on, so I do apologize for such a tardy posting. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the Natsios family with love and affection from our years in Den Haag.In my minds eye she is still that lovely young woman from all those years ago. I wish all of you peace in your sorrow, and send love and respect.You are all in my prayers. Laurie Darroch
Dearest Mitzi, Deborah, Valerie and Alexandra, I am absolutely overwhelmed by the idea that Christine has passed away, and cannot tell you how deeply moved I am by this sadness, and how much I truly grieve for the loss you must feel and the emptiness she has left behind. Her passing is such a marker. Having grown up with all four of you wonderful sisters during our years together in Holland (and then later, at university in the US), I always felt as though I was the extra 'Persian' sister, and that Christine, the oldest, was our muse and mentor - trying out the US for college first (and what an experience that was!), going out with boys, being always slightly mysterious and wonderfully wise. I remember so well driving down to Washington DC all together for Thanksgiving one year, sharing a small car, feeling so at home inside its cosy comfort as Christine manned the wheel, her rich voice surrounding us as she told stories of her work in the hotel business - such new experiences for the rest of us, who were still just students. The relationship between all of you four was special - and so deeply admirable. It was a gift to be a friend of all and each of you - to have known Christine in those early years, and to have been included in the warmth of your home in Wassenaar, surrounded by Mitzi's aromatic cooking (such fabulous breakfasts), and the constant chatter of girls! As an only child, it was for me a wonderful enclosure. Continuing the friendships through the years of university meant that although I didn't maintain my own close contact with Christine, I heard her news through one or another of you - as I've been lucky enough to stay in touch with each of you in different ways over the course of decades (!): Valerie my oldest school-friend whose life has hopscotched with mine from Massachusetts to New York and more recently Europe; Deborah at Princeton and later in New York; Alexandra living close to me in Brooklyn for several years. Christine remains alive and real to me, as I know she does for you too. What I remember most about Christine, about her life and choices, was her courage. Hers was not the trodden way, but her own - not an easy way surely, but looking back, a deeply meaningful one. It was her courage that made her life so worthwhile and a lesson. Indeed, I feel that is what I must take away from her passing - a new look at the ways of courage, a renewed inner strength by which to face the life that is left to me. Across the years and miles, I feel still so linked to all of you, and feel strongly that Christine is still with us. With love and deep condolences, Roxane
Christine was a great friend. Her beliefs, work ethic, and determination were positive influences on my life. She was a great Mother and Loved Brian and Kyla very much. Her smile and positive attitude helped teach us how to live and I belive that Christine taught us how to die.
Christine was a wonderful lady whom I enjoyed knowing when she lived in Richmond and worked at the Jefferson Hotel and was a member of the Cornell Club of Central Virginia. All of us are sad to learn of her passing, but will keep her in our hearts until we're reunited with her.
I am very sorry for your loss. I never met Christine but I am sure she was a great daughter. I know how painful it is to lose an important person in your life. For the first time in my life I realized what forever really meant when I lost my father years ago. He was gone forever. In a way, passed people like my father and Christine are always in our lives because they had been in our lives. We know from the beginning that life is always limited by time but it is never limited by love and experiencing life itself as a wonder. Christine had a beautiful life. She was loved by all of you and people around her. I am sure she is living somewhere else in peace. Please don't be too sad although I know it's extremely hard. I am sure if she was able to see from somewhere, she would love to see a happy and strong Mitzi, like you always have been. Please take care of yourself and I hope to see you sometime soon.
I just learned of Christine's passing today from Valerie. My heartfelt sympathies to her whole family on the immense sadness of losing such a clearly beloved woman. I hope that your grief can be mitigated by the end to her suffering and a lifetime of memories to carry forward.
My condolences. Christine was a wonderful person - classmate and fellow alum; lively, intelligent, and caring. She will be missed.
Mitzi and Family: Our deepest condolences on the loss of your lovely and accomplished daughter. May her Memory Be Eternal!
On behalf of the MPS class of 1987, condolences are shared to the family and loved ones of Christine Natsios. Christine was instrumental in helping our class hold our 25th reunion last June, and she could not have been more gracious, accommodating, and pleasurable to work with. Our class was lucky enough to meet with Christine on campus and spend valuable time with her. We will always remember her and her generous spirit.
I am sorry to hear your loss. Even though I didn't get the chance to meet Christine, I am sure that she must be a wonderful, cheerful and warm lady like Valerie and you. May Christine rest in peace. She will be greatly missed.
With love and deepest condolences,
Dear Natsios Family,
Please accept my words of sympathy. I pray that your happy memories of Christine will give you strength to go foward.
It has taken some days to process the thought that Christine has passed from us. She was a vibrant and vital soul, always gracious, always kind. I cherish the years we worked together at Cornell, and will always cherish the memory of this woman of rare intelligence and beauty in body and spirit. Fare thee well, dear friend.
Christine was such a devoted friend. She was the iconic Hotelie who was always there for a friend in need, always steadfast in her support and encouragement. I will miss her warm spirit and love. May her spirit be with God.
Christine was a wonderful woman and a great person to work with. I will miss her very much. My sincere condolences to her family and partner.
Christine had a huge impact on many of us with her tireless dedication to the Hotel School, and her personal caring and compassion. She is going to be sorely missed by a great many of us, but the way she led her life serves as an inspiration and she will live on through all of us she knew and touched.
Dear wonderful Natsios Family,
Just wanted to send you so much love. My heart is with you right now. I wish I could have spent more time with Christine. Her generous and courageous sincere spirit is very rare. She was always a person I could admire from afar for standing by her convictions. I feel privileged to have known her and your whole family.
As I read through the Guest Book I was struck by how many people Christine has touched. From NY to Hawaii to France. She was truly a special soul who had a smile for everyone. I will miss my cousin's wonderful laugh and wish those closest to her comfort during this difficult time.
I am so saddened to hear about Christine's passing. I will always remember her as a vibrant, eloquent and wonderful woman that touched everyone's life around her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
All my love, Tina
Dear Thia Mitzi, Alexandra, Deborah, Valerie, and to all who knew and loved Christine, please know how much I loved and respected your loved one and friend. I was always in awe of Christine's poise and graciousness. As a colleges student, I went to visit her at the Willard, and felt both so intimidated and so proud to have such a successful cousin. She made me feel welcome and worthy - what a generous spirit and a great role model. I am so grateful she could attend Corey's and my wedding, and that so many people thought she and Alexandra were also sisters of mine as they ran around helping with the mezethakia. It was my great fortune to know her.
- "Miss Val" Peterson
Dear Natsios family,
I am so sorry to hear about Christine. Alexandra and I have been friends for years and I know how much Alex loved her. Christine will live on through those who knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dearest Mitzi, Dearest Valerie , Bob, & Nicolas & all members of Daphne's family ;
I never had the pleasure of meeting with Daphne, but having known other members of her family , I am sure she was a warm , loving person & there is written in her features Strength , Character & generosity of spirit . I pray that you may find within yourselves the fortitude & courage to come to terms with this great loss & the void that it leaves in your lives . May Daphne find peace & may she be at rest.
With Love ,and deepest condolences
Nicolas & Meher Krul.
Christine and I met while still students and were lucky to catch up over the last few years. Christine was one of the strongest women I have ever known - strong in her skills, her faith and her love. Since hearing of her illness and passing this past weekend, I keep hearing her distinctive voice in my head, her words of encouragement and support in all things to do with Cornell and Life. She will be missed, but her spirit lives on in her family and friends.
Mitzi, Beautiful Mom,
All of your girls are treasures. Great character, brains, splendid personalities ---the world being better for their
thoughts, word and deeds. They have
touched many peoples lives. Lovely Christine will be missed.
We will enjoy her sisters and you for a long time to come.
Dear Valerie & Family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Our condolences to you and your family,
Ray and Trudy Michel Lowell, Ma
Dearest Mitzi and Valerie, please accept my deepest sympathy and may your memories be of comfort today as you celebrate and thank God for her life today.
My deepest sympathy to Christine's family and friends.
I am truly sorry to learn of Christine's death. Such a loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Mrs Natsios,
I am a close friend of Valerie, Bob and Nicolas. I have also met Debra on a few occasions and count her a friend as well. During Christine's illness it is so apparent how close you all are, how devoted you are to one another and just how much love, hope and energy Christine felt with all your input during her illness.
I know she fought hard and what I know of your lives it is because of how you raised these 4 strong devoted woman. I have not met you yet but when I do I would like to hug you tight and tell you what an amazing mother you are to have had these amazing daughters and see the love and strength you all have shared.
My love to her son and I hope you find some peace and comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering.
With a warm heart and much love Rudy
My thoughts to her family and closest friends for comfort, strength and peace. Christine exemplified "authentic", which is what I loved about her. She and I had shared some significant little moments together over the past four years in which I've known her at the hotel school as well as throughout the past few months since I left and she was on leave. Her attitude, energy and loyalty is infectious and I will miss her.
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy Mitzi, Valerie and families.
June and Jim
Dear Valery and Mitzi:
Lucia and I have just heard the very sad news and want express our deep condolences for the great loss. We know how much Christine suffered and how much you, your mother and your entire family suffered and are suffering for the loss. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you.
Lucia, Dominick and Madeleine
Dearest Mitzi,Valerie and Family ,
Jim and I offer our heartfelt love and condolences to all of you on the sad loss of your beautiful Christine.
May she rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathy,
June and Jim Barr
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the family draw close to God in your time of sorrow, knowing that He is always there to comfort those who mourn (Matthew 5:4).
So sorry to hear about your loss Brian and Kayla. Our prayers are with you God Bless .
The Elder Family
Christine was a warm, wonderful lady who always had a smile and kind word for everyone. I hope the Natsios Family will find comfort in knowing how much we all loved her.
Dear Natsios Family and especially Christine's granddaughter, Her pride and love for you was so evident whenever I would see the two of you together in Columbus. Cherish those memories and allow them to provide solace to you and your Father. May her memory be eternal,Evangeline R. Fouras
Deborah and family, sending you inner strength during this healing time.
I didn't have the pleasure to meet you, but having known your mum, your sisters Valery and Deborah, I know you are also a person full of grace and elegance. I hope that in your life journey you have experienced some authentic love. Tania
To dearest Mitzy,Valerie,Deborah,Alexander our thoughts are with you all and our love , god bless Christine such a strong lady that has taught us all what the love for life is. Our sympathie also go to all those who knew and loved her.
We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and we pray that God will give you peace and strength to get through this hard time.
Miriam, Patrizia and Alessandro.
Dear Mrs. Natsios, Valerie, Deborah, Alexandra and members of the Natsios family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Valerie has been a dear friend since our Smith days and by extension, the Natsios family as well. I remember her speaking to me warmly and admiringly about her oldest sister Christine. As I learn more about her now, I take inspiration from her ability to reach out to and respect all people which I know has its roots in her strong family and international upbringing. Please know that you are in my thoughts in your time of sorrow.
Dear Mitzi and family, please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences for the untimely passing of Christine. My thoughts are with you at this moment of grief which, if it could ever be eased, it would be because of her meaningful, gentle and full life. -
Dear Family Natsios....
Deeply Saddened by this Worlds Loss of One Great Lady !
Having had the Honour and Pleasure of Her company for these many years both on Campus and off....
Christine truly "walked the Talk" of Hotel School and Human Fellowship,Kindness,Always the consumate Professional and "Friend".
Our conversations Always began with Her deep Love for Her Family.
This World,and This writer and Much Better Persons having had Christine in Our Lives..Blessing to Your Family.
Former Cornell Council Member
Freeport,Grand Bahama Island
Dear Kayla and Brian and the entire Natsios Family. Christine was a dear friend of mine from our days at Cornell and we kept in touch through the years. She was a wonderful person and will be so missed by all of us.
Christine was a valued member of our Cornell Women's Club in Cortland County. She was always upbeat and positive, so much fun to be around. At our picnic at her house in June, Chuck grilled and we enjoyed the pleasant surroundings--peaceful and serene. She will be missed greatly. We send our sincere sympathy.
I know I echo many others when I say what a wonderfully warm and engaging person Christine was. We started at the Hotel School at the same time and we bonded instantly. She was unfailingly generous with her time and knowledge, an amazing colleague and truly caring individual. I wish I had had a chance to say good-bye; she will be sorely missed. My most sincere condolences for your loss.
Heartfelt condolences to Christine's Mom Mitzi, and to her sisters and the rest of her family. It is so sad that she left us so young; may she rest in peace.
Christine will be missed with a grief beyond all tears. Please know how much she touched so many lives with her wonderful spirit and giving heart. Most of all I am so very thankful for the friendship we shared for these many years. O Theos na tin anapafsi.
I offer my most heartfelt condolences to Christine's family and friends. She was a bright light, with always a kind word. She was a thoughtful, caring person who never failed to say something positive about any situation. Her bravery is an inspiration.
She will be deeply missed as a friend, colleague and wonderful, giving person.
Dear Natsios Family,
As a classmate of Christine's, I am so saddened by this news. Christine was always a steadfast "hotelie" and I remember thinking that her appointment in Alumni Affairs was exactly as it should be. I had seen and contacted her a few times over the years and am so sad for us all that she is no longer here with us.
Christine was a pleasure to work with and she will be missed by all of us who enjoyed her generous and kind spirit at the Hotel School. With deepest sympathy.
My deepest condolences! I feel fortunate to have met Christine.
Dear Natsios Family:
Christine was a delightful, gracious, and smart lady, full of compassion and energy. As a classmate, I shared lots of laughs with her. The Hotel School will miss her a great deal. May she rest in peace.
My deepest sympathy to Christine's family. She was a truly phenomenal person who embraced all people.
It is with great sadness that I heard about the passing of Christine. Though she moved from Columbus she has always been remembered as a good friend to many of us here. Her service to the community is most appreciated by those of us in the Discovery District were she enthusiastically participated in helping to start the organization. May her memory be a blessing for her family and friends.
My most sincere condolences to the Natsios family. I truly cannot remember ever seeing her without a smile.
Christine was the professional face of the Cornell Hotel Society for alumni around the world.
Her warm smile and presence as CHS Director of Alumni Affairs will be missed.
This is very unexpected and sad news and our condolences go out to her family.
Dear Mitzi and Family of Christine's,
Christine has gone for a new life. She will be always in my heart !
Christine was an amazing person and someone I was privileged to be able to know. My deepest condolences to her family. Although I've never met you, I feel like I know you because Christine talked so much about you! She was truly the consummate Hotelie and did so much for the school and our alumni. Her smile, her great laugh and her wonderful energy will be greatly missed.
Christine's joy for life will forever remain in the hearts of anyone who had the good fortune to have known her. My family and I will always cherish many happy memories. With love, Jamie Curtis
In life, all things end, be they great or null. Our Condolences to Mr Young from.
Dearest Mitzi, Alexandra, Deborah, Valerie, Brian and Kayla,
We, needless to say, are broken-hearted. Christine was always so vibrant and never without a smile. We know she is now in a better place and at peace. Our thoughts are with you.
Aionia H Mnimi,
Jack and Sophie Usner
My deepest sympathy to Christine's family. For CHS members around the world, Christine was irreplaceable person who had been dedicated for smoother and even better function of CHS throughout the world for years. I very much appreciated her love to CHS.
CHS Japan RVP
She will be sorely missed by Peggy and me. While I was president of the Cornell Hotel Society she was not only supportive but pivotal in my furtherance of love for the School, which she cared so much for, devoting not only her energy, but her spirit to.
Jay Treadwell '61
Christine's professional and human traits will be greatly missed,cherished and remembered. Cornell hotelies and CHS Chapters worldwide mourn in memory of Christine and honour her legacy. May our thoughts and prayers comfort her dear family and friends.
Daniel Sternfels, Past-President of the Central America Cornell Hotel Society Chapter
My Dear Mitzi, I am so sorry to hear of your daughter Christine's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Love, Pat Wilson (formerly of the garden center in Ithaca)
John, et al, We are sorry for your loss. Dick Evans
Dear Mrs. Natsios,Chuck,Brian,Kayla and the entire Nastios family on your great loss of Christine.
Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean she nurtured Cornell's Hotelies and made each of us feel ever closer to a university so far away but so very prominent in our hearts and lives.
Chiristine was both the spark that lit the fire for Hotelies around the world as well as carefully tending the embers that they would continue to glow and grow - across the globe.
Christine represented, not only the best of a Hotelie but also the very best of Cornell University spreading the word and mission everywhere that she landed.
May God bless her and her family and may her good works be long remembered.
Brian and Kayla - I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you.
Christine was a wonderful person and exemplified the graciousness and excellence that the Cornell Hotel School strives to convey. She was a good friend and we will miss her dearly.
My deepest condolences to the Natsios family, "Sylipitiria kai Zoe se mas." Christine will always remain in memory, very special person that she was, and inspiration that she continues to be. Adrianne
I am so saddened to hear about Christine's illness and recent passing. I along with my husband Keith send all of you, Mitzi, Alexandra, Deborah and Valerie our deepest condolences. On behalf of Christine's Nouna Artie(Godmother) who was inconsolable at this news, she sends you her condolences and most of all her love, as do we.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Beth(Constantinides) & Keith Meurlin(Oak Hill, VA) and Artemis Constantinides(Potomac,MD)
The Columbus Chapter #15 of The Daughters of Penelope send their deepest sympathies to the family of Christine. She will be missed very much!! Love in Theta Pi Mary Kididis, president
Oh, Deborah!.... such a tragedy. Please know that I am You. No words can express the sadness I feel.
My deepest sympathy to my dear friend Deborah Natsios on the loss of her beloved sister.
Christine's light will be sorely missed. My sympathies to all her friends and family.
Dear Christine's family, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Christine was a beautiful lady, a wonderful friend, and a great co-worker. I will miss her dearly. May God Bless each of you.
Christine, my dearest dear friend, I am so sad to know this. Even though you moved to NY, I still felt close to you. My heart goes out to your family. I know that you will spread your wings around them and you are watching and looking out for your son and granddaughter. I miss you already. May Her Memory Be Eternal.
Dear Mitzi, Brian and Family,
My heart goes out to you as we remember Christine and mourn her passing. I had the pleasure of working with Christine for many years at the Hotel School. As a former colleague and Hotelie, I admire Christine for her professionalism, her abundant interest and compassion for others, her finesse and her ability to negotiate and embrace a big wonderful and diverse world in all its complexity.
May memories of wonderful times together help you through this difficult time. We shall miss, but not forget Christine.
Dear Brian, Kayla and the Natsios family, I am so sorry for the loss. Aunt Chris was such a wonderful woman and a great aunt to us all. Her laughs and smiles were very hearty. She will be greatly missed! Will always cherish the memories of her to my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Nina Barton
Dear Mrs. Natsios and Family. Sincere condolences on the passing of wonderful Christine, the most devoted, selfless and supportive individual. Her contribution to our school cannot be measured in words.
Dear Mitzi and family of Christine's, We are so very to hear about Christine - May you be comforted by the Lord at a difficult time like this. With deepest sympathy, Paul and Katherine Karakantas
Sending my deepest sympathies to Christine's family and friends. She was a great co-worker and I will miss her smile and friendship. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mitzi and family I am very sorry for your loss..My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Dear Chuck, Brian, Kayla, Mrs. Natsios, Alexandra, Deborah, Valerie, as well as Members of the Natsios Family:
There are no words to describe our sadness at the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and "Hotelie Extraordinaire" - Christine Natsios. I have been her friend and colleague since the moment she arrived as director of alumni affairs at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. I have admired and enjoyed her professionalism, kindness, dedication, work ethic, sense of humor, elegance, sensitivity, integrity, and great dedication to her work and family.
She was a truly a class act and an example for many others. I am at a loss for words at this very difficult time. Our church community, St. Mary's of the Lake, is praying for her soul. She is at peace with the Lord. I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with Christine for nearly eight years and to know her as a wonderful person and a role model for others.