REMEMBERING

Alec Kassoris

1926

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2024

Alec Kassoris, age 97, of Hobart, IN, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 6, 2024. He was born in Trikala, Korinthias, Greece on February 26, 1926. Alec was preceded in death by his parents, Athena and Kostas Kassoris, his in-laws George and Maria Bakogiannis (Bikos); 4 sister-in-laws, 4 brother-in-law; as well as 5 Brothers and sisters who all lived in Greece.

Alec is survived by his loving wife, Christine Kassoris (nee Bikos), his daughter, Martha (Jeff) Radivan, and grandson, Alex Radivan, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, both in Grece and America.

Alec was the only sibling of 11 who immigrated from Greece after serving in the Greek military. He immigrated first to Australia and then to America. He first stepped foot in Gary, IN in 1960 where he planted his roots. He worked at his uncle’s Gary Hotel then later went on to work at American Bridge. His final job was working at his church, SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral retiring when he was in his late 80s.

Alec loved his church community as well as working there. He was the happiest when he was helping others in need at work or outside of work. He often preached to his family and close friends, “Do the right thing even at times when you might not feel like it.” He practiced what he preached and was a role model to all of what a Christian life should look like. This is why all who knew him loved him. If Alec was not working at his church, he would be working in his yard and visiting with his neighbors at the same time.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 9:30 – 10:00AM followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM at SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral 8000 Maddison St. Merrillville, IN 46410. Interment to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery 2305 W. 73rd Ave. Merrillville, IN 46410.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral 8000 Madison St. Merrillville, IN 46410.

 

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Kevin & Bridget Gates and Family
Kevin & Bridget Gates and Family
5 months ago

Mr. Kassoris was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face and made you feel like family. Our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Kassoris, Martha, Jeff and Akex

Spiridis family
Spiridis family
5 months ago

Mr. Kassoris was such a good man, always with a friendly smile and a kind heart. He would always take a few minutes to talk to us at church. We didn’t realize he worked at American Bridge at the same time as our father Philip, We bet they had some good mill stories. Our deepest sympathies to the family, may his memory be eternal. Spiridis family (Kosta, Rebecca,Tom)

Dave Bashore
Dave Bashore
5 months ago

Martha
To you and all of the Kassoris family, our condolences.
Donna and Dave Bashore

Tom Vasilarakos
Tom Vasilarakos
5 months ago

Peace to your family. Treasure your amazing memories!

KOSTA LALIOS
KOSTA LALIOS
5 months ago

I have known the Kassoris family my whole life. Thea Christina, Martha & family, I write this message with heavy heart. Theo Alex was/is the definition of what a “salt of the earth” good person is and should be.
A “TOP SHELF” individual!
May his soul be at peace and his memory eternal!

YOU WILL BE MISSED THEO ALEX!

KOSTA LALIOS & LALIOS FAMILY. May your family always be blessed!

Theony Demakis
Theony Demakis
2 days ago

Today I learned that our beloved “Theo Aleco,” (Uncle Alec) passed away on a significant religious day, the Theophany. On behalf of my entire family, we send our sincere condolences to his wife Christine, and daughter, Martha, and her family as well.

Uncle Alec visited us frequently as we grew up, enjoying many dinners and conversations with him. It was always a special celebration when he arrived from Indiana. Uncle Alec was always of good cheer, personable, calm, and always kind.
We were blessed to have grown up knowing Uncle Alec. We cannot forget the exceptional, memorable moments when he visited us bringing his sister from Greece, our wonderful Aunt!

What a blessing it was seeing Theo Aleco volunteer at Ss. Constantine and Helen’s Annual Picnic, Merriville, during his later years. We will truly miss, Theo Aleco’s warm smile, and pleasant greetings. Eternal, may his memory be.

Theony (Subley) Demakis

Visitation Details

Venue:

SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Date:

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Time:

9:30 AM

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10:00 AM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Date:

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Time:

10:00 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

No officiator information available.

Note:

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