June Estelle Daravanis
January 21, 1941 – October 8, 2020
June Estelle (Stoker) Daravanis, 79, passed away peacefully at home in Mesa, AZ on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The only child of Robert and Helen (Boyer) Stoker, June was born on Jan. 21, 1941 in Gary, IN. She graduated from Horace Mann High School in Gary in 1958. She married fellow Horace Mann student and neighbor, William "Bill" Daravanis on Oct. 23, 1961, and the following year gave birth to their only child, Scott. June was known among family and friends for making her own clothes, a talent she learned from her maternal grandmother, Estelle Boyer. She took her talents to the business world by altering formalwear at Dunhill Tuxedoes in Merrillville, IN for many years. June and Bill relocated to Arizona in 1995 following Bill's retirement from U.S. Steel and established residence in Mesa. June quickly got involved with the choir and Bell Team at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Chandler. June enjoyed meeting with family and friends; aerobics and Zumba; doing numerous activities with her grandson, Nikolas; and parasailing on the Colorado River. June's family will forever fondly remember her "statuesque" zig-zagging down the ski slope in Wisconsin. June is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, William of Mesa; son Scott and daughter-in-law Amy Morales of Prescott Valley, AZ; grandson Nikolas (Brooke) Daravanis of Plainfield, IN; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law; a cousin, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of June's life will be Saturday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 901 W. Erie St., Chandler with internment at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, St. Matthew's is asking those who plan to attend to RSVP by clicking https://daravanis.rsvpify.com or by calling 480 899-7386 Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Friday 8 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, June's family requests donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter, 5025 E. Washington St., Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ 85304. On the notation line, please include "In Memory of June Daravanis.
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June Estelle Daravanis
October 21, 2020
June and I have been friends since we were 4 years old. We have kept in touch throughout all those years... Christmas and birthdays, and sharing special occasions, sad times and happy ones. I will miss her so very much. Rest In Peace dear friend.
October 14, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about June. Our friendship goes back over 60 years. I know you will miss her very much but you have lots of happy memories I am sure. She was a very caring and loving person.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Bill. I pray God will comfort and strengthen you as I know how difficult it is to lose your spouse.
October 11, 2020
June was a beautiful soul - kind, considerate, personable, and enjoyed a good time as well. She brought joy to us. We sang in the choir together at St. Mathews and enjoyed a shared interest in collecting small buildings - her specialty was churches. After we left Arizona we didn't lose touch, saw each other periodically, and visited regularly via email chats. Our deepest condolences to her wonderful Bill, son, Scott and family. Her absence leaves a hole in our lives. Judy & Jim Heasley, McKinney TX