Baselios S Kontsiotis

September 27, 1930November 13, 2020
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Baselios S “Bill” Kontsiotis, age 90, passed away on November 13, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Baselios was born September 27, 1930 in Pelekanos, Greece to Sterios and Sultanna. Baselios was a Tailor and owner of Bill’s Tailor Shop in Old Scottsdale for several years. He loved his family and loved hanging out with his Greek buddies and neighbor, Bob.

Baselios was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Pauline, and his brother Taki. He is survived by his 2 daughters Katina (Richard) Wood, Sultanna (Chad) Iden and grandchildren Alexa, Kiki and James.

Due to the pandemic, services are being limited to the family or personal invites. Please leave memories and tributes on our website at Services will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, beginning with a Trisagion Service at 11:00 am and Funeral Service following directly afterwards at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1973 E Maryland Ave. Phoenix, Arizona. Interment will follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale Arizona.

Donation may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in memory of Baselios.


  • Sultanna Kontsiotis Iden (Chad Iden), Daughter
  • Katina Kontsiotis Wood (Richard Wood), Daughter
  • Alexa, Granddaughter
  • Kiki, Granddaughter
  • James, Grandson

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  • Harry Bafaloukos, Pallbearer
  • Nick Bafaloukos, Pallbearer
  • Nick Nicholaou, Pallbearer
  • Tony Tangalos, Pallbearer

  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Adrian Woods

November 24, 2020

My heart goes out to the entire family for your loss. Sultanna I will never forget the funny stories you shared of your father. I know how much he meant too you and many. May you all heal during such a difficult time and celebrate the life of such an amazing human being.

Deepest sincerity,

Adrian W

Katherine Abutahun

November 23, 2020

Katina, Sultana, & family,
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this time and always. I will always remember your Dad's laughter and smile and all the memories of us growing up together. He was not only a very special Father and Grandfather, but a very special Godfather. We now have two beautiful angels watching over us, your mom and your dad, who are now together for eternity. Always know we are family and we love you very much and are always here for you. May God keep watch over you and be with you and your families always. We love you! Love always, Kathy, Sam, Eric, and Tristin

Lisa Cohen

November 23, 2020

My favorite Uncle. You have always been an inspiration for me. Everytime we speak I feel the love our families share. You will always have a special place in my heart and my life. Rest in peace Uncle Bill. Our family loves you so much! You will never be forgotten.

Kathy Tropea

November 22, 2020

To my dear friends,
Dad will be missed dearly but always remember he and mom hold a very special place in your hearts.
Remember all the good memories you had together as a family.
May dad's memory be forever eternal.
We love you all dearly...
Kathy Tropea and family

Patricia Bratten

November 21, 2020

What a beautiful family you have. I am sending love & support
to you & your family during this difficult time.
Sultana you are a wonderful person and such a loving daughter.
My heart understands and breaks for you. One so special will live on in the hearts of many.
With love & sympathy

Kathy Carras

November 20, 2020

Katina and Sultanna, I was so blessed and happy to have known your dad all these years. Whenever, I would come over to his house or your house Katina, he always was so happy and had a smile on his face. He was like another father to me and treated me like I was another daughter he had. I was so fortunate to see him one more time a few days before he passed at your house Katina. Now he will be reunited with your mama. May his memory be eternal.💖

Nikki Nicholaou Burton

November 19, 2020

Where to start when talking about Uncle Bill. Not only is he my uncle, he is my Godfather. Words can not explain how lucky I am to have had Uncle Bill in my life. A man who never met a stranger, never judged anyone, and always saw the good in everyone. There are so many memories that it is hard to pick only one, but I think I have just the one to share.
In 1995 I married the love of my life, and the only relatives from my side of the family that could make the trip to Southeast Tennessee was Uncle Bill and Aunt Pauline. Uncle Bill taught the entire wedding party how to Greek Dance. Everyone involved thought it was the most spectacular thing they had ever experienced. People still bring it up today, especially Jim’s former band students that attended the wedding. Fast forward to the day after the wedding. My family and Jim’s family all met at Cracker Barrel for breakfast before our flight out. Uncle Bill was 100% completely in love with this restaurant from the moment he walked in the door. He had never been to a restaurant like this before. I think he and Aunt Pauline went with my parents one or two more times before they flew back to Phoenix. Fast forward again to approximately 1997. Phoenix gets a Cracker Barrel. Uncle Bill calls my dad and says let’s go to dinner I know just the place, it’s new. My parents meet Uncle Bill and Aunt Pauline. They drive a little over an hour and pull into a Cracker Barrel. My parents start smiling and they all just laugh and enjoy eating breakfast food at dinner time. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall that night. Guaranteed they were super loud, ate like kings, and laughed A LOT!!!!! Rest In Peace Uncle Bill. I know you and my daddy are laughing and cutting up up there. You are forever in our hearts. You will truly be missed. To quote my husband , “the world just lost an amazing man, one of a kind”.

Nikki, Jim(Jimmy as Uncle Bill use to say), Callaway, Cole, and Campbell

Koula Ratliff

November 19, 2020

I have known Bill for many years. He was a kind man who was always happy. My brother Petro and him would always get together and go out for lunch. They enjoyed each others company. May his memory be eternal.

Cathryn (Bafaloukos) Constantine

November 19, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Bill. My earliest memories are of my parents (Mena & Gust) visiting Bill & Pauline. My father & Bill would sing & dance Greek and laugh the night away. Bill was always fun & the life if the party. So many good memories & to many to say here.
Bill was a good man who loved his family dearly! I will miss him & his good natured personality, his excitement & his laugh. May his memory be Eternal.

Kristen Becker

November 19, 2020

I met Katina when I was the young age of 20, and a recent transplant to Arizona. I am adopted of Greek heritage but I was not raised in the culture. Until I met Katina and her family, who became my family. I have so many fond memories of her father. He took me under his wing whenever he saw me. He was a loving and committed family man. One fond memory I have is from a Good Friday service at church. Being conducted mainly in Greek, I had a difficult time following along. At one point during the service, Papou leaned over, smiled, and said “You know this one. It’s the Lord’s Prayer.” Papou and his family are my family. He is loved and will be dearly missed. May his memory be eternal! I love you, Papou.


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