Tribute: Helen Brahos

Helen Brahos, 90, passed away on Tuesday, August 23

Helen Brahos, Austintown, Ohio - obit

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for Helen Brahos, 90, who passed away on Tuesday, August 23.

She was born in Paleokastro, Greece, in 1926, the daughter of Reverend Demetrios Siatras and Presvitera Zaharoula Siatras.

She was married to the late Constantine (Kostas) Brahos, whom she married January 31, 1944.

She leaves behind a son, Demetrios (Jim) Brahos of Austintown, and a daughter, Katherine Brahos Kermetz, and a son-in-law Lewis Richard Kremetz.

She was the second oldest of five siblings. Her brothers Constantine (Kostas) Siatras and sister, Sanoukou (Anna) Triantafilou both live in Greece. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Her oldest sister Despina passed away from an epidemic at the tender age of eight. The youngest sister was named after the first sister Despina (Despo) Siatras Bandi, who also passed away 15 years ago.

She worked very hard from a very young age and endured the hardships and tragedies of World War II.

She has belonged to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown since 1951, a past member of the St. Nicholas Philoptochos Society. She worked hard and will be remembered for her kindness to everyone she knew.

Friends will be received on Sunday, August 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 4:30 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, and on Monday, August 29 from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

May god bless her always.

Contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut Street in Youngstown.

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A television tribute will air Monday, August 29 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX.

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