Demetriou, LeeOna (Tarachas), Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at Caretel Inn of Tri-Cities. Age 94 years. LeeOna Tarachas was born October 29, 1916, in Ephrata, Washington, to the late William and Nota (Nikas) Tarachas. She married John T. Demetriou on November 12, 1939, and he predeceased her on January 7, 2003. She was a lifelong member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and for many years was very active in the church’s organizations. LeeOna is survived by a son and his spouse, Thomas J. and Karen D. Demetriou; three grandchildren, Adam M. (Kimberly) Demetriou, Lake Mary, FL, Michael A. (Katie) Demetriou, Chicago, IL, Andrew L. (Rebecca) Demetriou, Jacksonville Beach, FL; four great-grandchildren, Abby, Sloane, Leo, and William Demetriou (born July 8, 2011); a daughter-in-law, Sanda K. Demetriou, Bloomfield Hills; a sister, Dena (Rick) Bayekian; a sister-in-law, Electra Tarachas; and a niece, Karen (Ray) Kalinowski. She was predeceased by a son, William J. Demetriou; two brothers, George Tarachas and Achilles Tarachas; and a step-mother, Ethel Tarachas. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4970 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Fr. Irenaeus Cox will officiate with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Trisagion service will be held at the Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society.