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Effie Karantinos


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Effie Karantinos Obituary
Karantinos, Effie
Of Mesa, AZ passed away on June 28, 2016. Effie lived a full life and passed away at 80 years old of heart failure. She was born during the Great Depression in 1935, survived a harrowing experience in World War II while in Greece, migrated to Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Central High School. She earned her under graduate degree & masters degree from the University of South Dakota and was a stellar elementary teacher for 25 years in Vermillion, SD. She moved to Arizona in 1996 with her husband Dr. Andy Karantinos, Professor of Mathematics at the University of South Dakota who she had been married to for 56 years. Effie always lifted everyone's spirits, she lit up the room and inspired us all to live good, clean, happy lives. Mom was a pillar of the highest virtues and a shinning model for all of humanity. She will be missed but never forgotten. Survived by Husband Andy, Son Nick, Daughter-in-laws Nicolle & Fotene and grand kids Alex & Zach Karantinos. The Viewing will be July 6 at 6:30PM at the Bueller Funeral Home, 14 W. Hulett Drive, Chandler, AZ. The Funeral will be July 7 at 10:00 AM, St. Katherine Orthodox Church, 2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ. (For those who want to contribute in Effie's Memory) Make Checks Payable to:St. Katherine Orthodox Church, 2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 6, 2016
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