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William Sianis

January 3, 1930December 30, 2019

William “Bill” Sianis, 89, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Sinking Spring. He was born on January 3, 1930, in Reading and lived and worked there most of his life. He was a son of the late James and Fotine (Gerasemo) Sianis.

Bill graduated from Reading High School in 1948 and went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean War. He spent all of his working life in the restaurant business. He was the owner of the Mayflower Restaurant and was a longtime manager at the West Reading Diner where he worked for over thirty years.

Bill had an unwavering belief in God and was a lifelong member of Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. He was a devoted family man who loved to tell jokes, do crossword puzzles and play sudoko. One of the proudest moments of his life was taking his family on a week-long trip to Greece to honor a promise he made to his two adopted children who were born there.

Bill is survived by a son, James “Jim” Sianis of Greensboro NC and his wife Sarah Sianis; a daughter, Frances “Fran” Thompson of Douglassville, PA and her husband Blake Thompson; four grandchildren Jonathan “Jon” Thompson, Zoe Thompson, Louis Sianis and Alexander “AJ” Sianis; sister-in-law, Mary Sianis of Reading and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by siblings Gus Sianis, John Sianis, Christ Sianis, Stella (Sianis) Morris and Calliope Sianis.

A viewing will be held in Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd, Reading, PA, 19611 from 11am to 12pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. A Funeral Service will follow at 12pm with burial immediately following in Charles Evan Cemetery, Reading. Auman Funeral Homes is honored to serve.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd, Reading, PA, 19611.

Fond memories and online condolences may be made at www.TheoCAuman.com

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  • Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church


  • Viewing προβολή Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service υπηρεσία κηδειών Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Burial ταφή Tuesday, January 7, 2020


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William O’Brien

January 6, 2020

What an amazing man! Such a kind, loving and thoughtful person. Bill never missed a holiday to drop a note or make a phone call to family and friends. Even as a distant “great nephew” living in Louisiana, he would always remember to call or write me. I know Uncle Bill is headed to a better place and look forward to reuniting with him one day. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as you mourn and celebrate Bill’s life. God Bless, William.

Tina Morrell

January 5, 2020

I have so many great memories of my Nouno, a very loving Godfather who was always present in my life.
He would remind me that he carried me to my baptism like a football, always protecting me, teaching me, and guiding me towards goodness.
I will remember his positive outlook on life even in tough times, always done with a laugh and a smile.
He remains in my heart always. May he Rest In Peace.
All my love

Kathi Luytjes

January 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the brief times we spent together and I do know for sure how much he loved his children and grandchildren... he was so proud of you all.... he will be missed...

James Sianis

January 2, 2020

You were always there when we needed you. I will miss you more than I can say. I will be forever grateful to you for adopting me. Thank

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