Catherine Athena (Tina) Valantasis 86, passed away on Monday, November 21, at the home of her son in Hubbard, Oh.
Tina born July 28, 1936 in Youngstown, OH was the daughter of Elias and Maria Lambropoulos. Tina would spend most of her life living in Campbell, Oh after having married the love of her life, Steve (Fefi) Valantasis whom she married on September 22, 1963.
Tina was a quiet and unassuming person. She valued that which was most essential in life; her Christian Orthodox Faith and her family. She was a member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great grandchild Constantine Tabus and siblings Tula Ahladis, Helen Hart, and Melba Revelas. She leaves behind her children, Rev. Fr. Constantine (Karen) Valantasis; Caliope (Emmanuel) Kamenos; and Maria (Rev. Fr. Nicholas) Verdaris; grandchildren Athena (Ron) Tabus; Stephen and Nikitas Valantasis; Katherine, Stephanie and John Verdaris, and finally her great grandchildren, Ronald Michael and Keira Tabus. She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces too numerous to be mentioned.
Tina was devoted to her husband’s family. She cared many years for her late mother-in-law Caliope Valantasis. That love and care would be reciprocated during her most vulnerable period of life by her own daughter-in-law Karen. Along with her sister-in-laws, Caliope and Maria, Tina was kept comfortable and at peace during the final phase of her illness. A special thank you to Chrissy Trakilis, Wendy Shone and Ohio Living Hospice for their attentive love and care.
The Valantasis family has entrusted Tina’s care to the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell. Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, November 29 at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Steve Denas and other area clergy officiating. Viewing hours are from 10 to 11 am. at which point the funeral service will begin. All donations can be made to Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox church or Ohio Living Hospice.