Nov. 14, 1921–Dec. 16, 2013
Loving wife of the late Gus Hontalas. Devoted mother of Charles, John (Bittan), and Philip (Melinda) Hontalas. Adored grandmother of Marie, Kristina, Alexandra, Felicia, and Ofelia. Great grandmother of Eric, Marcus and Emma. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Mary touched many lives with her gentle spirit. She was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from Mission High School in 1939. In 1946, she met and married the love of her life, Gus Hontalas, and lived a long and happy life in California.
Mary's kind and generous nature enriched the lives of many family and friends, too numerous to chronicle here. She had a warm and accepting heart, which always placed the needs of others above her own. In her unique gentle and quiet way, Mary was a constant source of comfort to us all. Although she will be sorely missed, we can take solace that her life was truly a life well lived.
Family and friends are invited to a Trisagion service on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Lima & Campagna Mortuary, Sunnyvale chapel, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale. Funeral service on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation are preferred.