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James D."Taki" Papakostos

Born: Fri., Mar. 10, 1933
Died: Tue., Jun. 18, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 20, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 20, 2013
Location: East Pittsburgh

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 21, 2013
Location: Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church

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Of Forest Hills, age 80, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Beloved husband of Aspasia “Pat” (Halvatzis) Papakostos for 59 years.

Loving father of Melanie (Theodore) Kreatsoulos of Long Island, N.Y. and Genevieve Bardis (surviving spouse, Nico of Forest Hills).

Dear grandfather of George, Evie, Dimitri and Vasili Kreatsoulos; Elias and Maria Bardis.

He was preceded in death by his brother Nick Papakostos and sisters Thelma Smales and Toula Lavda.

Taki was a retired commercial painter and a member of Painters Union, Local District #57. He was a long-time and outspoken member of Ypapanti and a Past President of the church council. Taki was an original member of Y.A.S.O.U. and he was an avid collector of miniature antique cars.

Friends welcome Thursday 2-4 & 6-8pm at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh (412-824-8800) where a Trisagion will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Funeral Service in the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (Ypapanti) on Friday at 11 a.m.

Additional viewing in Church one hour prior to service.

Burial will follow at Monongahela Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ypapanti, P.O. Box J, East Pittsburgh, Pa. 15112.


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Danny & Toni Halvatzis
   Posted Wed June 19, 2013
Uncle Taki, you will ALWAYS stay in our hearts. Your love & support over the years will remembered. RIP

Danny & Toni

Halsey Family
   Posted Wed June 19, 2013
We would like to send our deepest sympathy of the loss of Taki, which we will miss dearly.

May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more.

Love Always,

The Halsey Family

Stefanie Manos
   Posted Wed June 19, 2013
Theo Taki, you will be sorely missed. My condolences to the entire family. Love and blessings always.

Cousin Stefanie

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