Dec 4, 1925 - Aug 4, 2011
TZANIS, Evangelia ‘Eva’
Born December 4, 1925 in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece and passed away peacefully on August 4, 2011 in Carmichael, California. She is survived by her sister Panayiota Arbanitou of Athens, Greece. Eva was the loving mother of son Nick Tzanis; daughter and son-in-law, Maria and John Gassoumis; and loving grandmother of Demitri and Angelo Gassoumis and Demi Tzanis. Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Emmanuel and Maria Papadantonaki; brothers, Emmanuel and Michael Papadantonaki; and sisters, Terpsi Papadantonaki and Katina Papadaki. She was the loving wife for 24 years of the late Evangelos Tzanis. A very strong, beautiful and poised lady, Eva was educated in Greece during very trying times and taught primary and secondary academics in Macedonia for nine years prior to arriving in San Francisco, California in 1959 where she attended San Francisco State College. The city became a second home to Eva and Evangelos as they raised their children surrounded by many loving friends. In 1975, Sacramento, California became home to Eva and her family. She was a longtime member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. After many years of dedicated service, Eva retired from Bank of America as an account assistant. Influenced by her father’s monastery life, Eva had great faith in Christ. She enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting, baking and had a passion for gardening. She loved and cared with tender sweetness, especially towards her grandchildren. Always there for her family and sharing her well-rounded knowledge, her memories will forever bring smiles to our faces and warmth to our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Alzheimer’s Association . Friends are invited to attend a Trisagion Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 7:00pm and attend Funeral Services Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00am, both at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 600 Alhambra Blvd. Interment East Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger F.H., 451-7284.
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