Ella K. Halkias
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Ella K. Halkias, 86, of Indialantic, FL passed away on December 6, 2013. Born on June 17, 1927 in Bethlehem, daughter of late John and Despina (Tenediou) Kalafatides. Ella was preceded in death
by, her husband of 60 years, Nondas.
She was a loving wife, exemplary mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Her deep faith and positive nature were an inspiration to all. Her family and friends best memories were of time spent in her home, her kitchen was always filled with delicious food, warmth and laughter. S. Maughan's quote perfectly described Ella, "Goodness is after all the greatest force in the world".
Survivors: daughters Denise and Martha of Indialantic, FL, son George and wife Anna of Warren, OH, grandchildren Eleni, wife of Peter Dedousis and Paras, wife of Blake Copenhaver, three great grandchildren; brother Sava Kalafatides of Athens, Greece, sister Mary Tsamoutales of Indialantic, FL; nieces and nephews.
Services: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1607 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, viewing 10AM to 11 AM in the Cathedral. Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center at Market Street, Bethlehem 18018.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 5965 North Wickham Road Melbourne, Florida 32940 or William Childs Hospice House 381 Medplex Parkway Palm Bay Florida 32907.
John F. Herron Funeral Home
458 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 6021
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Dec. 13, 2013