WARREN - Anastasia G. "Tessie" Ahladis, 76, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Vista Care at the Ridge.
Anastasia Georgia Apostolakis Ahladis was born July 30, 1936, the daughter of John and Evaline Apostolakis.
Tessie came to Warren in 1937 and was a member St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Her family was her priority. Her love and support for her six children, 12 grandchildren and large extended family were inexhaustible.
Anastasia embodied the spirit of filoxenia, Greek hospitality. Her home and kitchen were always open to friends, family and neighbors. She adopted and fed countless friends of her children. Her love of cooking was surpassed only by how much she loved sharing what she made with others, always served with a kind heart and generous spirit.
During her career at Evaline's Bridal Shop from 1955 to 1990, founded by her beloved mother, she helped many brides to brave their wedding jitters and find the perfect dress. She will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched.
Tessie is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Ahladis, whom she married May 29, 1955; six children, Nick (Amy) Ahladis, John Ahladis, Arlene (David) DiCesare, Jeff (Elizabeth) Ahladis, Demetrios "Jimmy" (Nikki) Ahladis and Evangelia "Ghia" (John) Burzynski; 12 grandchildren, Angelia (John), Michael, Alyssa (Alex), Matthew, Jenna, Elizabeth, Alena Anastasia, William Michael, Aleczander, Athena, Kaya Sophia and Alexander; and three great-grandchildren, LeAnna, Anthony and John Michael.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Apostolakis; two sisters, Mary Spanos and Gladys Mavros; and a stepfather, Sam Yoannidis.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with a 6 p.m. Trisagion service, and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox New Church Building Fund, 429 High St., Warren, OH 44481.
Family and friends may visit peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Ahladis family.