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Mary Constantine

January 24, 1921 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 96)

Mary Krometis Constantine (age 96) passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 27th 2017. Born in Zanesville, Ohio on January 24th 1921, she spent the majority of her life in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents Evangelia and Evangelos Krometis were Greek immigrants from Asia Minor. She was a loving wife and mother of three who delighted in her children, her twelve grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She remained wife to her true love, Milton, for forty years after his death. She was very active in her church and sang in the choir for over fifty years at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Baltimore. She was also an active member these past five years of the church senior citizens group at St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown.
Socially, Mary has been very active as president of the Friends of the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland. She enjoyed the symphony and loved Broadway plays. She was an avid and competitive Bridge player and loved playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. Mary’s love of life was contagious. She was a friend to everyone who knew her, and she always enjoyed entertaining for a party. It was a joy for her to prepare her favorite dishes and serve them to her guests on an impeccably set table.
She enjoyed traveling - Greece, the Holy Lands, Russia. One of her greatest joys was attending the Vice Presidential Inaugural Ball in 1969. She was a classy lady, taking care to look her best at all times. “Eternally 39”, she was always outgoing, friendly, funny, and loved to laugh. An avid sports fan, she moved back to Ohio with the stipulation that she would have the NFL ticket and MLB extra innings to watch her Ravens and Orioles games (Colts you broke her heart). She cheered them on with her trademark “woo-woo-woo” cheer.
Our young at heart grandmother, fondly called “Yiayia” by all, would not miss her grandchildren’s activities at Poland High School and Westminster College. She cheered the loudest at the basketball games and track and field events. She clapped the most enthusiastically at the band, choir performances, and plays.
We especially want to thank her dedicated caregivers: Kathy Claypoole, Joanne Haddle, Renee Manley, and Mona Zarrour.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Milton; her two sisters, Stella and Irene;   two brothers, James and Dino; and step-grandson, Toby. She leaves behind a loving family: son Dennis (Cheri Miller) Constantine of Prescot, AZ, daughter Christina (Mickey) Smith of Denver, CO, and son Father Thomas (presvytera Vasiliki Vlahoyiannis) Constantine, of Poland, Ohio, Pastor of St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church. She leaves behind her adoring grandchildren: Sean, Maria (Father Michael) Gavrilos, Deacon Eleftherios (Elizabeth Mellas), Angeliki, Demetrios (Maria Touloumes), Panayiotis, Miltiadis (Niki Contes), Theodora, Antonios, Gavrielia, and Alana Davison. Also her five great grandchildren: Thomas, Anastasia, Marina, Despina, and Ypapanti.
Friends may call from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday, January 2nd at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, where a Trisagion service will be held at 6:00pm.  Burial will take place in Baltimore, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Greek Orthodox Church.


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
January 2, 2018

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. John Greek Orthodox Church
Glenwood Ave
Boardman, Ohio 44512

Trisagion
Tuesday
January 2, 2018

6:00 PM
St. John Greek Orthodox Church
Glenwood Ave
Boardman, Ohio 44512


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