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Vassiliki Zaharias

Obituary for Vassiliki Zaharias

December 20, 1913 - December 20, 2017
Wheeling, Illinois | Age 104

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Vassiliki Zaharias fell asleep in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior on her 104th birthday on Dec. 20th, 2017 at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wheeling, IL. Born in Karystos, Evias, Greece to Constantine Gagomiros and Maria Mastrantoni.

She married John Zaharias, chief engineer of the Greek Merchant Marine, in 1937. Together they had two children. After her husband's death in 1946, she devoted her life in raising her children. She immigrated to United States in 1964 to be close to them dividing her time between Aurora, Illinois and Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was proud of her Greek heritage with a profound strong Orthodox Christian Faith and a member of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Elgin, IL. She was a loving wife, unmatched mother, yiayia and great yiayia who would do anything for her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Eva Kontos (Dr. Michael H. Kontos) of Naples, Florida; her son, Constantine (Gus) J. Zaharias (Penny Magin) of Crystal Lake, Illinois, seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in the United States and Greece. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Rd., Elgin, IL. Fr. Andrew Karamitos will officiate. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park, 675 Route 30, Aurora, IL.

The family wishes to thank all of those from the Greek American Rehabilitation and Nursing Center during her stay there.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be sent to the Greek American Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 220 N. First St., Wheeling, IL 60090 Tel. 847-459-8700.

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