CAMPBELL, Ohio – Funeral services will be held Monday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown, officiated by Fr. Joseph DiStefano, for Mary Lampadarios, 90, who passed away Tuesday evening, July 18.
Mary was born November 20, 1926, in Kalymnos, Greece, to parents Sakellarios and Angeliki Gerakios Tsangaris. She was the oldest of five siblings and was 11 years old when her mother was entrusted to God. It was then that Mary became a mother to her siblings.
At the age of 20, Mary came to Campbell to be betrothed to her loving husband, Nicholas. They had four children, Angeline Renninger, Aspacia (John) Kraysets, John (Gail) Lampadarios and her youngest daughter, Sylvia Lampadarios, with whom she resided with for the last 31 years.
Mary was a lifelong member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church.
She belonged to the Ladies Philanthropic Society and was also involved in the Prodromos Society. Serving as president and vice-president, she was happy to be honored by the organization that she loved. She loved to bake for their functions and fundraising. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and sewing.
Mary was employed at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where she worked in the department of food services. Mary enjoyed taking care of the nuns, priests, doctors and special events. After many years, she retired from St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 1991.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Katerina Tripodes and Marina Tsilavis; her husband, Nicholas J. Lampadarios; her grandchild, Christina Marie Kraysets and her son-in-law, David Renninger.
She is survived by her brother, Michael Tsangaris of Australia; her sister, Katigo Laskou of Kalymnos, Greece; her four children; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her life-long friends, Sister Margaret Mary, who visited her on many occasions and Fr. Steve Denas and family. Thank you also to the many family members and friends who were there to comfort her in her time of sickness.
The Lampadarios family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends Sunday, July 23 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and again Monday morning, July 24 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.
A television tribute will air Monday, July 24 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.