BESS (SARES) PRINTZOS

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BESS (SARES) PRINTZOS, 87, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she worked as a teacher with East Allen County Schools for 17 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne; Retired Teachers Association; Retired Indiana State Teachers Association; was Past President of the Daughters of Penelope; and Past President of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. She worked tirelessly for her church which included the Greek Balls, Greek Festivals, bake sales and fashion shows. She was an avid reader and loved the Lawrence Welk Show. Surviving are her daughter, Antonia L. Printzos of Fort Wayne; son, John S. Printzos of Fort Wayne; brother, Andrew G. (Luanna) Sares of Ft. Myers, Fla.; goddaughter, Deanna (Themis) Gountras of Fort Wayne; and a host of nieces and nephews; and friend and caregiver, Nikki Searfoss. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Sam J. Printzos, parents, George B. and Antoinette Sares; brother, William Sares; sister-in-law, Leah Sares; and sister, Jeannette Neal. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 110 E. Wallen Road, with entrance prayers at 9:30 a.m. Fr. Andrew Walsh officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with a Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or Parkview Home Health & Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 17, 2012
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