Amalia Arvanetes
1903 - 2016
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Amalia Arvanetes died on March 20, 2016 at Alden Estates, Orland Park at the age of 113. She was born in Anthohorion, Greece in 1903. She is survived by her son, John (Barbara) Arvanetes, with whom she made her home, Vasiliki Kotsogiannis, Ifigenia (John) Sgouros, and Nicki (Nicholas) Papanikolaou. She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Demetrios; two daughters, Katina Arvanetes and Ioanna Stavrianos; two sons-in-law, Triantaphyllos Kotsogiannis and Theofilos Stavrianos; and three infant great-grandchildren. One sister and four brothers also preceded her in death. Amalia loved being surrounded by her family and helped to raise her grandchildren. Through her life, she traveled to Greece often, visiting relatives, churches, and monasteries. She also fulfilled her heart's desire, visiting the Holy Land. She spent her free time reading her Bible, crocheting, taking very long walks, and watching "Wheel of Fortune" daily. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3:00-8:00 PM with the Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 S SW Highway (7700 W) Palos Hills. Friends and family asked to meet Wednesday morning directly at SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills at 9:40AM for the 10AM funeral service. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services, Inc. directing. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL! Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Father Byron Koraes Student Assistants Fund (envelopes will be provided). For information 708-974-4410 or

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 21, 2016.
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September 16, 2016
A strong generation from Thoknia passed away together this year, blooming until the last day. I kindly remember beloved yiayia Amalia and her strong affection to me since my childhood.
May you be rest in Heaven just next to my grandfather Giorgos and grandmother Eleni. We miss you...pray for us!
Georgios Athanasios Karalis and family
Georgios Karalis
March 23, 2016
With deepest sympathy and love from the entire Tsionis Family.
March 22, 2016
Dear Arvanetes Family,

We never had the pleasure to meet your Mom, but she sure
sounds like an amazing person who was so very dedicated to her family.
Although it is a very difficult time for you she spent her life
loving all of you.
Our condolences to your entire family.

George and Pauline Stratton
George & Pauline Stratton
March 21, 2016
may god be your strength in this time of sorrow matthew 5-4 happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted
March 21, 2016
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. May you come to know the God of all comfort. He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)
March 21, 2016
My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort 2 Cor 1:13, comfort the family at this time.
March 21, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
David Gaidas and Family
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