Mary Zaharopoulos Colombes, 88, died Saturday, October 6 at Pine Valley Care Center in Richfield surrounded by her family.|
Born in Akron on November 7, 1923, Mary and her family moved to Bath in 1963. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and worked at Constantine's Garden Center for 40 years.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gus; parents, Irene and Trifon Zaharopoulos, and her five siblings, John Z., Mark Z., Alice Markos, Athena Constantine and Amelia Delis.
Survivors include children, Carol (Chuck) Harrington of Reseda, California, Susan (David) Morgan of Richfield, Charles (Rita) Colombes of Brecksville; grandchildren, Michael (Mary Jo) Morgan of Wadsworth and John Harrington of Reseda; sister-in-law, Katherine Bymakos; brothers-in-law, Chris Markos and Thomas Delis; aunt, Annie Gust and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Pine Valley Care Center for their loving care of Mary over the past nine years, as well as Harbor Light Hospice and special friends, Bill Reimer and Ann Petronick.
We shall always cherish Moms' genuine, good-natured advice, her example of tireless hard work, and the kindness she extended to everyone she met. May all the stars shine bright with our tears for every single moment we shared with her.
Funeral services Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Hummel Funeral Home, COPLEY, 3475 Copley Rd. Internment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the Hummel Funeral Home, COPLEY, Monday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 7 with a Trisayios service at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Father George and Presvytera Zafera Bartz Camp Scholarship Fund, c/o Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 129 S. Union St., Akron, Ohio 44304.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012