Mary
Mary Thomas passed away Thursday January 17, 2013 of complications due to Alzheimer Disease. Mary was born in Los Angeles on September 29, 1919, the daughter of Katherine and Selas Sakellaris. She met and married her husband John A. Thomas (deceased) on August 20, 1939. She enjoyed being with her family - cooking, baking, sewing, and needlepointing. She was a loving, giving, caring person always ready to lend a hand helping anyone who needed anything, whether it was family or friends. In her early years she was active in the Philoptohos at St. Sophia Cathedral and was an honorary life member of the PTA. Her eldest daughter Toni Karp (Joel) predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn Antzoulatos (Nikos), her son-in-law Joel Karp, her loving sister Sophie Barisano, her five grandchildren: Suzanne Karp Graham (Matthew), Josh Karp, Julie Helene Sahley (Josh), Eleni Antzoulatos, and Makis Antzoulatos (Meghan), two great grandchildren Zeke and Devlin, and many nieces and nephews. A Trisagion Service will be held Thursday January 24 at 7pm at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday January 25 at 11am at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. Following the funeral the Makaria Reception will be held at Rice Mortuary . The graveside interment will follow at Inglewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer Association at www. alz.org. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. I have known Mary for many years and enjoyed spending time with her at Hairlines with Marie and Don Cerciello. I send my deepest sympathies to her family. Pauline Metz

  2. Mary was wonderful person. She truly loved her family. My husband and I had the privilege of knowing her daughter Toni and Mary for many years. She will be truly missed. May she rest in peace.

    Our deepest sympathy to her family.

    Don & Marie Cerciello

  3. I am sorry for your loss. We can look forward to the time when sickness and death will end (Isaiah 33:24; 25:8). A resurrection of the dead will take place and we will replace tears of sadness with tears of joy as we will have the hope of eternal life on a paradise earth (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11,29; Revelation 21:4).

  4. Dear Katherine,
    Sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved mother,Mary.
    Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. May her memory be eternal. Zoi se sas.
    Jim & Diana Pachares

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