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Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary

18728 Parthenia Street, Northridge, CA

OBITUARY

Kathryn Tina Karlakis

July 16, 1942January 31, 2020

Kathryn Tina Karlakis

Age 77, of West Hills , California , passed away Friday January 31 , 2020 . Born to Spiro and Cynthia (Greven) Barkas on July 16, 1942 in Hammond , Indiana ,who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Hammond High School, Class of 1960. She married Theodore Karlakis in 1963 at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Hammond, Indiana, where she was a member. She moved to Van Nuys, California with her husband in 1963 where she was employed by Pacific Bell Telephone Company. Later, she studied early childhood education at Valley and Pierce Colleges and became a pre-kindergarten teacher. She taught at Saint Nicholas School in Northridge, California until her retirement in 2004. Tina also was a active member of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Northridge, California. She is survived by her husband Theodore Karlakis of 57 years, her son Michael Karlakis (Caroline Kalve), brother Dan (Theresa) Barkas, nieces , Nicole (Barkas) Lutz , Kristi (Barkas) Strom , Lisa (Barkas) Wilks , Dana Barkas , nephew Sam ( Annesa ) Barkas and cousins in California , Indiana and Missouri . The Trisagion Service will be held on Sunday February 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary, 18728 Parthenia St., Northridge, CA, 91324. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 10, 2020, at 11:00am at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA, 91325

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Trisagion Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 10, 2020

Memories

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Joan Doxas

February 6, 2020

I remember Tina from when I was in grade school. Ted, Maria (my cousins), Tina, and George (my brother) would get together at my parent's house or at their home. Tina would always take time to talk to my sisters and me and even play with us. She was always friendly, very kind, and sweet to us. I could feel the love she had for us. She never had an unkind word to say to anyone. When Tina and Ted were married; I believed they were the best and happiest couple I had ever known.

When I was in California on business, I remember how Ted and Tina welcomed me into their home, and they showed me Los Angeles and the surrounding area during my spare time.

Tina cared about people. I remember her educating me to see an allergist regarding my symptoms. My doctors at the time never referred me to one. I am thankful to her to this day and always will be.

I am glad Tina was part of my life and I will miss her, greatly. May Tina rest in peace and may her memory be eternal.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY