Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catherine Pappas Kournianos(1923 - 2014)

Catherine Pappas Kournianos
1923 ~ 2014
Catherine was born to Angelo and Ethalia (Generakis) Pappas on November 12, 1923 in Hiawatha, Utah. She died on July 21, 2014.
Catherine married Tony Kournianos at the Greek Orthodox Church in Price, Utah December 9, 1945. Tony died four days after they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Tony and Catherine had three sons: Mike, Angelo and George (Stacy Paulos). 
She had a grandson Anthony John and granddaughter Sophia Catherine.
She is preceded in death by her three sisters: Mary (Dick Southwick), Helen (Bill Walk), and Pauline (Tom Kirby). She had a stepmother, Irene Pappas, and stepsister Nitsa (George Englezos).
Catherine and Tony moved from Price to Salt Lake City in 1955.
They attended the Greek Orthodox Church. They chaired the preparation of the 1978 Pan Cretan Souvenir Album. They served in some capacity at the Greek Festival since it began and managed the festival gourmet booth for twenty years. Catherine was an active member of Daughters of Minos and Holy Trinity Philoptochos.
She worked at the small arms defense plant in Clearfield, J.C. Penney in Price, and Dunford Bakery and Grand Central in Salt Lake.
Catherine was a devoted mother. She faithfully attended her three boys PTA's, made sure they were doing their homework, and supported their baseball games and band concerts. She cooked each day for her family. Catherine tended her grandchildren regularly.
Catherine was especially noted for her Greek Pastries. She had lots of energy and was always on the go and stayed busy. She loved sewing on her original Singer sewing machine and made over thirty afghans for her friends and family.
In her retirement years she liked painting with oils and water colors. She enjoyed playing golf with the senior ladies and she even took Spanish lessons.
Catherine spent a lot of time creating and organizing photo albums which her extended family now enjoys.
The immediate family extends a special thank you to the Caresource and Hospice care facility and to all her friends and family for their support these last five weeks!
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 South Highland Drive. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery located at 5600 South Vine Street. The viewing will be at the Prophet Elias Church on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Trisagion at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greek Orthodox Church.
May her memory be eternal. www.goffmortuary.com

Published in Deseret News from July 22 to July 23, 2014

Mary Glorioso Pestotnik Obituary

Mary Glorioso Pestotnik
PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and longtime friend, Mary Glorioso Pestotnik, age 85, passed away at her son's home in Wyoming on July 18, 2014.
She was born September 8, 1928 in Mohrland, Utah to Ross and Rose Sicilia Glorioso. On April 25, 1953, she married the love of her life, Louis Pestotnik, Jr., at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2007.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Carbon County where she was a devout member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church and a faithful member of SNPJ Lodge # 113 of Price. She was a graduate of Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing on June 28, 1949. After completing schooling, she returned to Carbon County where she enjoyed working alongside Dr. Robinson. Mary was passionate about nursing and dedicated her life to the care of others. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Stanley (Colleen) Pestotnik, Sandy, David Pestotnik, Glenrock,WY, Denise (Tim) McCallum, Pittsburgh, PA, Gary (Cindy) Pestotnik, Layton; grandchildren, Michael, Shannon, Tim, Tara, Trace, John, Adam, Christina, Andrew and Mike Horigan; three great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Josephine) Glorioso, Sacramento, CA; sister, Josephine (Sid) Cowand; West Jordan; many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass, Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the church Thursday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Price City Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Mary at www.mitchellfunerahome.net.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Steve Zoumadakis
Sept. 14, 1930 ~ July 11, 2014
Steve Zoumadakis, our loving husband, father, papou, uncle & friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 11, 2014 after a long illness.
Steve was born September 14, 1930 in Hiawatha, Utah to George & Katina Zoumadakis. He spent his early years in Altonah, Utah and later moved to Salt Lake City where he graduated from South High in 1948. Shortly after graduating, Steve was drafted into the US Army where he served as a medical technician in the 171st Evac Hospital during the Korean War. Upon his return, Steve began working for the Automobile Club of Utah (AAA) where he enjoyed a long and successful career. Starting as a salesman, he quickly became President and CEO and retired in 1994 after 41 years of service. His success never overshadowed his concern for the well-being of his employees. Steve was an active member of the community, having served on the boards of several organizations. In addition, he was also a 33rd degree Mason and was active in both the Scottish Rite and El Kalah Shrine for many years. Steve was also a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Steve loved his years of fishing in West Yellowstone, Montana where he often returned with many a story to tell. During the winter months, one could always spot him in his AAA-labeled coat and his signature fluorescent orange hunting cap. He was often stubborn but his heart was warm and generous, especially to those in need. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, whether to mow someone's lawn, plow a neighbors' driveway or fix a broken sprinkler. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Afton; his daughters Andrea (Fr. Anthony) Savas and Lisa; his son Steven (Lisa); granddaughters Alexia, Emery, Markella, and Alayna; grandsons Damian, Callen and Dimitri; sister-in-law Joan Zoumadakis, numerous nieces and nephews and grand-dogs Izzie, Jake and Olive. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bill and Mike.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Steve's nurse Lacey, aide Lisa and the AFI Hospice staff, whose exceptional care and genuine concern for the family's well-being was a great comfort as Steve's condition worsened. Thanks also go out to Steve's neighbors-the Jones', the Olsens' and the Berretts'-for their help and support during this time of need.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 16th at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., with the Trisagion service beginning at 7:00 p.m. 
Funeral services will take place Thursday, July 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 5335 South Highland Drive. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Steve's honor to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) at www.iocc.org.
We love you and will miss you dearly. May your memory be eternal.

Published in Deseret News from July 15 to July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TC Jackson

Tom Jackson Jr. passed away at age 69 on 2 July 2014--- Funeral is pending.