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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Metaxia Kousombos of Philadelphia, PA, has passed away

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Metaxia (SIA) Kousombos nee Kolokouris
Wife of George Kousombos
Mother of Maria (Robert) and Arthur (Lauren)
Grandmother of Matthew Kerwin and Juliette Kousombos
Survived by her sister Maria Kapatanakos, her brother Angelos Kolokouris,
predeceased by her sister Vasiliki Chowdery, her sister Christina Bepis, her brother
Demitrius Kolokouris and her godson Michael Bepis.
Metaxia “Sia” Kousombos was born in Platanaki and raised in Vlahoiti, Laconia,
where she attended high school. She arrived in the United States in 1961 and
married George Kousombos. They have two children Maria Kousombos and
Arthur Kousombos.
Metaxia is a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos,
Philadelphia Chapter. She is a board member of the church and has been a member
for fifty years. She is also a member of the church choir and the PTA.
Metaxia has been the President of the Laconian Society (Mystras Chapter #50)
Philadelphia for ten years and Secretary of the Laconian Society for sixteen years.
Metaxia has also served the following organizations:
• Member of the Arcadian Society of New York and the Peloponnesian
Society of Philadelphia.
• Secretary of the Pan-Laconian Society of the United States and Canada.
• Vice President, Treasurer, and Member of the Daughters of Penelope,
Philadelphia Chapter.
• Greek Language Secretary and Member of the Hellenic Federation of
Philadelphia for twenty-five years.
• American Hellenic Institute (AHIPAC) Committee of Ethnic and Cultural
Studies for eight years.
• Greek Hellenic Federation Parade Committee Director for four years
• Greek Hellenic Federation Festival Committee Member for six years.
• Fundraiser for Sparti Orphanage (Assilon) and Sparti Hospital raising
$60,000 for an examination table.
• Fundraiser for political campaigns of Michael Dukakis, George Gekas, and
Peter Liacouras.
• Honored by American Hellenic Institute for leading a march of women
(“Women Walk Home”) from the United States into the Turkish occupied
territories in Cyprus breaking the Attila line and entered peacefully the
occupied areas of Lymbia and Achna on March 19, 1989.
• Honored by the Mayor of Sparta (Demosthenes Matalas) in 1990 for her
Untiring and Devoted Services to Hellenism and American Society.
Funeral Arrangements
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
St. George’s Cathedral 256 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Viewing from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Service 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Interment Fernwood Cemetery 6501 E. Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050
Luncheon to follow at Zorba’s Taverna 2230 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
19130

Donations to St. George’s Cathedral in lieu of flowers

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