Angelo T. Stath

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Angelo T. Stath, age 65, of Merrillville, IN, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013, surrounded by his beloved family. Angelo is survived by his precious, beloved wife of 42 years, Donna R. Stath (Parrish); two beloved sons: Marino (Jeanine Luevano); and Michael, and his precious daughter, Demetra (Schuyler) Geller. He is also survived by four precious grandchildren: Angelo M. Stath, Evangelos Geller, Sofia Geller and Marina Stath; his beloved twin brother, Leon (Tina) Stath; brothers: William Stath and Peter M. Stathakis; beloved sisters: Olga (Louis) Gerodemos of Dyer, IN, Joan Lalios of Clearwater, FL, Despina Petropoulos of Norridge, IL, Voula Alimonos of East Lansing, MI and Connie (Dimitri) Katsouros of Merrillville, IN; many cousins, nieces, nephews both in America and Greece. Angelo was preceded in death by his parents: Marino and Dimitra Stath; and brother, Christos Stath. Angelo came to America from his native Greece at age 3 1/2 and lived in Hegewisch, IL for two years, Corpus Christi, TX for three years, and was raised in Gary, IN on the East Side where he attended Emerson High School. He was a proud member of the “Golden Tornados” football team where he was All City Running Back, coached by his favorite Coach, Harry “The Horse” Szulborski. Angelo was a lifelong member of Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, where he proudly served as MC at the 75th Anniversary Celebration in 1988 and was a member and past president of The Order of A.H.E.P.A. Chapter 78. Angelo attended Central Missouri State University from 1968 to 1971 where he was fullback on the 1970 Pecan Bowl football team which played Arkansas State for the Division 1AA Championship in Arlington, TX, and he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity. He started his financial service business in 1971 and has been in business for 42 years. He was affiliated with Transamerica Financial Advisors. He was extremely proud of the business he built and of the many wonderful relationships with clients that he maintained for decades. His favorite motto he lived by was that “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”. He has imbued that spirit in his son Marino who will continue helping the many clients Angelo developed for decades to come. Angelo was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother to his four brothers and five sisters. He was extremely proud of his family and of his four precious grandchildren: Angelo, Evan, Sofia and Marina. Angelo developed a love for flower gardening and was extremely proud of the beautiful “Oasis” he cultivated at his home. He loved renting the Family Retreat in Union Pier, Michigan in the autumn and sharing it with his immediate and extended family. Angelo and his beloved wife, Donna, traveled worldwide during their 42 year marriage. He was also a die-hard Chicago White Sox and Bears Fan and an avid Merrillville Pirate Fan. In 1988 Angelo affiliated with his great friend and mentor, Chuck Beard who formed Market Share Financial in Indianapolis, a nationwide support group for members of the Financial Services Industry. Angelo was truly “One of a Kind”, who dearly loved his family and friends. He will be dearly missed and loved by all. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at Geisen Funeral and Cremation Services, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN with a Trisagion Prayer service at 5:00 PM followed by an A.H.E.P.A. service. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM directly at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison, Merrillville, IN with Reverend Theodore Poteres officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral would be greatly appreciated. Sign guestbook or view directions at 219-769-3322.



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Published in The Times from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2013