Mary (Hadjian) Anastas

February 27, 1936 ~ March 3, 2016 (age 80)

Mary Hadjian Anastas

Age 80 of Canton passed away March 3, 2016 with God by her side, surrounded by family and holding the hands of her sons. Mary was born on February 27, 1936 to Haralambos and Haricklia Hadjian. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam Anastas, brother John Hadjian, Godmother Peggy Hadjian, brother -in -law Basil Anastas and sister –in- law Ourania Kontaxis. Survived by her sons, Sam and Larry Anastas of N. Canton, sister Ann Hadjian Economos of Canton, brother Tom Hadjian of Canton, sister Sophia Hadjian of Canton, sister-in-law Mary Hadjian of Canton, sister-in-law Cindy Hadjian of Thousand Oaks, CA., sister-in-law Angie Anastas of Canton, sister- and brother–in-law Sofia and Roulis Bafaloukos of Athens, Greece. brother –in-law Maiki Kontaxis of Athens, Greece, and Godson George Vafopoulos of Athens, Greece Also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Canton Timken Vocational High School, a 1958 graduate of Ohio University, and she received her MBA from Indiana University in 1960. Education was very important throughout her life. She was a Canton City Schools teacher for 35 years, teaching typing, shorthand, and business subjects at Timken and McKinley High Schools, retiring in 1995. Mary was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where she was very active in the Grecian Festival, Koraes Ladies Society, Past President of the Holy Trinity Seniors, Past Member of the Church Choir, and Past Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee. Through her love and devotion to her Greek Orthodox faith and Holy Trinity church, Mary was honored with her sister Ann as Women of the Year in 2012. Mom was also very proud of her Greek Heritage. Mom’s pride and joy were her two sons, Sam and Larry, owners of Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates. After her retirement she enjoyed helping them in the family business. These last few years we were able to laugh quite often about nice memories. Our lives are more defined by the lives we touch and how those lives touch others. Calling Hours for family and friends will be on Monday from 5-8 pm. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (4705 Fairhaven Avenue, N.W. Canton) A Trisagion service will be at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am with calling hours at 10:00 am. Rev. Dr. Daniel Rogich officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. A Memorial Scholarship will be created in Mary’s name to benefit Holy Trinity students. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Fr. Dan and the entire Holy Trinity Family and all our friends for your love and prayers. The family would also like to thank Dr. Norch and Dr. Makay and the entire staff on 5 Main at Mercy Medical Center for their compassionate care. Also a thank you to Altercare at Nobles Pond, Advantage Home Health, and Mercy Hospice. A personal thank you to Georgene and Katherine, and two special sisters, Susan and Bebe. You know Mary loved you. Mom, today cancer did not win, YOU WON. May God Bless Your Soul and May Your Memory Be Eternal.

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