Ocean City Today

Mary Stephanos

Feb 08, 2018
Mary Stephanos

printed 02/09/2018

Ocean Pines

Mary Stephanos, 83, beloved wife of the late John Stephanos, passed away on Jan. 22, 2018 at her home in Ocean Pines, Maryland surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mary was the daughter of John and Dialecti (Gratsias) Katinas.

She is survived by her children, Thomas and wife, Katrina, George and wife, Denise, Peter and wife, Ann, and Despina and husband, Kevin.

Mary was also the adored Yiayia (grandmother) to John T. and wife, Kathleen, Rachael and husband, Brian, Jessica and husband, Justin, John G., Maria, Norah, Despina, Alex, Ben, Will, Ellie, Niko and Sophia.

She was the great grandmother of Thanasi, Molly, David, Leah, Haylee, Abigail and Lacey. She is also survived by her sister, Catherine Canard, and brother, Mike Katinas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, parents (John and Dialecti), and siblings (George, Sue, Anne and Sophia).

Mary began her career working for the U.S. Government at the Federal Reserve where she was a secretary from 1953-1960. After then devoting her time to family for many years, she returned to work where her career included positions at the University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Lab from where she retired in 1994.

A devout Orthodox Christian, Mary was an active member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church/Cathedral in Washington, D.C. where she taught Sunday school for a period of time. Mary is now an active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, Maryland. She is a member of the Philoptochos and has served for many years as the publisher of the St. George festival program.

Services will be scheduled in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “John Stephanos AHEPA Scholarship” by mailing a check payable to Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. with notation of: “John Stephanos AHEPA Scholarship,” at 1324 Belmont Avenue, Suite 401, Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or online at www.cfes.org/donate.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com or send directly to Mary’s children via: tomkatstephanos@gmail.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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