January 7, 1928 – April 8, 2018
IRMA C LERAKIS (nee: Calavitis) January 7, 1928 to April 8, 2018. Born in Akron, Ohio
Member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. One of the founders of Elpis (Hope) Society in September 23rd, 1973, Melissa member, and Church bowling league member and sponsor. We miss you mom. You were a true lady in every sense. You never spoke ill of anyone. You were a wonderful caring and resourceful mother. You sewed our clothes, baked koulouria, and took us to church every Sunday as dad went to meet the Greek men at Jack Horners. You never complained about holiday poker games and elaborate family get togethers. You were always a perfect hostess and homemaker. You had a schedule for house duties. You made homemaking a profession and an occupation, not just a label. You painted and wallpapered the whole house, from porch to basement. You even found time to roller skate with us. You were a wonderful role model for a good Christian woman.
You were a Great wife, Mother to 3 daughters; Grandmother to 6, plus Kiwi. Great grandmother to 13.
You were right when you stated, “One mother can take of 7 children, but 7 children can’t take care of one mother.”
Preceded in death by husband Gus J Lerakis, beloved sister Evagelia Kyriakedes, mother Eleni Matsis, and father Christ Calavitis
Survived by children Anna (John ) Gomarakis, Janette (Dimitri) Fortseras and Eleni Lerakis . Grandchildren Hari (Tom) Letsos, Dina (Greg) Anzevino, Irma ( Kevin) Carr, Ted Fortseras, Gus ( Renee) Fortseras, Maria (Jon) Bolas. Great grandchildren Pantelis, Yianni, Anthony, Leonardo, Anna, Andreas, Kostas, Teddy, Lasha, Dimitri, Maria, Gus, and Olivia. Nieces and nephews Nina (Dan) Eliopoulos, Gregory Kyriakedes (deceased) and partner Jay, Christ (Diane) Kyriakedes, Georgette (Stavros) Constantinou, James Psarras. Sam Maistros (deceased), Lerakis nephews and wives of Warren, Ohio; Goddaughter Georgia (Chris) Maistros-Kote; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Loved and cared for during her illness by niece Nina (Dan) Eliopoulos. Special Thanks to Nikki and Laura for their special love and care of her.
Thank you Cleveland Clinic /Akron General Hospice and Dr. Petrus, especially Eleni Lerakis , daughter, who lived and took care of her from beginning to end. You did a great job.
Calling hours Wednesday, April 11th from 5:00-8:00 PM at Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St. Akron, OH, Trisagion Service at 6:30 PM. Funeral Service Thursday, April 12th at 2:00 PM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. 129 S Union St. Akron, OH. Entombment Rose Hill Burial Park. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com
Please make donations to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospice.
- Gus J Lerakis, Husband
- Evagelia Kyriakedes, Sister
- Eleni Matsis, Mother
- Christ Calavitis, Father
- Anna (John) Gomarakis, Daughter
- Janette (Dimitri) Fortseras, Daughter
- Elani Lerakis, Daughter
- Hari (Tom) Letsos, Great Granddaughter
- Dina (Greg) Anzevino, Granddaughter
- Irma (Kevin) Carr, Granddaughter
- Ted Fortseras, Grandson
- Gus (Renee) Fortseras, Grandson
- Maria (Jon) Bolas, Granddaughter
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
129 S Union St., Akron, Ohio 44304
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospice
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Trisagion Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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