Vasiliki N. Meklis
June 7, 1931 – October 15, 2019
Vasiliki N. Meklis, 88, of York, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in York Memorial Hospital.
Born June 7, 1931, in Tgiva, Tegeas, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Georgia (Theodoropoulos) Gekas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Constantine(Gus) Meklis; a son, Spiros Meklis; and her brothers, Thomas N. Gekas and Peter N. Gekas.
Vasiliki is survived by her daughter, Helen Meklis; her son, Nicholas Meklis and daughter-in-law, Christina Meklis; her dear friend, Karen Hudson; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Dorion, Gabrial, Nikki, and Spiros Meklis; her step-grandchild, George Keller; two great grandchildren, Camden and Eleni Meklis; and her brother, George N. Gekas.
A viewing will begin at 10:00 am Monday, October 21, 2019 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill. A Trisagion Service will begin at 11:00 am and immediately following will be the Funeral Service at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Burial will be in East Harrisburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
- Helen Meklis, Daughter
- Nicholas Meklis, & Christine, Son
- Karen Hudson, Friend
- George Gekas, Brother
- She is also survived by her grandchildren; Mackenzie, Dorion, Gabrial, Nikki, & Spiros; her step grandchild, George Keller; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Georgia (Theodoropoulos) Gekas; her husband, Constantine Meklis; two brothers, Thomas and Peter Gekas; and a son, Spiros Meklis.
- Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
- Trisagion Service Monday, October 21, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, October 21, 2019
Vasiliki N. Meklis
October 20, 2019
This picture is displayed in our home here in Tennessee. It reminds me of all the happy times shared with you, Bessie. Thank you for your visits here, and for my visits to you see you, Helen, and Cricket(Karen). One day we’ll again share morning coffee on Heaven’s porch. I love you. Carol
October 17, 2019
Sherrie Li LeuVay
October 17, 2019
The striking beauty of a gentle soul, a quiet spirit, your footprints remain in our hearts.
Dear Precious Vasiliki,
The first memory I hold, and go to, as I’ve done since I had the gift to meet you, is your kitchen. That kitchen held you first, before I ever did. Your life. Your smile. Your laughter. Speaking your native tongue. I was a child in delight and awe as I watched you. When everyone was seated, and served, I saw you go quiet, meek, with beauty and grace, and a satisfied smile. Like others, I began knowing, and understanding, your heart. In your kitchen, and then again, while quietly seated, you always held us.
You held me, again, the last time I visited. I’ll forever remember your embrace. God, Gus, and Sam, all are now embracing you. And we hold your family in the name of peace, that which can only be given to us by the Prince of Peace.
I was honored when I was told to refer to you in the name of Greek tradition and love. And it is in that spirit that I tell you:
I love you, Yia Yia.
October 16, 2019
YiaYia you were the best mother inlaw and friend I ever had will miss talking to you things just wont be the same with out you my tears keep falling my heart is broken you did so much for me and I have so many memories of you and I know you will be with us and I know you are happy and you will wait for us on the other side , , mothers day, thanksgiveing Easter Christmas nothing will ever be the same you will always be in our hearts and never from our thoughts rip beautiful angel