Died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her children, on January 11, 2014 at the age of 98. She was born in the village of Doriza, Greece, andlived through the German occupation of WWII and Greek Civil War that immediately followed. She was allowed to emigrate to the USA under the Displaced Person's Act with her husband and 4 children in 1951. After arriving in America, she worked as a housekeeper, dressmaker, and specialty seamstress for various interior designers.
Across years of hard work, in partnership with her husband Nick, who predeceased her in 1999, Christina helped guide her family to its fulfillment of the American dreamand became a beloved treasure to her family and their friends.
Christina is survived by her four children: Pat, Konnie, Gus (Erin), and George (Cindy); 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express their thanks to Chapman Hospice and staff, for their invaluable assistance during a difficult time.
Trisagion will be on Thursday, January, 16th at 7pm, with funeral services at 10am on Friday, both at St Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 1035 Inland Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408. Graveside service to follow at Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E Washington, Colton, CA, immediately following church service.
Family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the church.
On line condolences may be left at www.bobbittchapel.com