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Penny Kordistos

December 29, 1936 — October 28, 2014

Panayiota (Penny) Kordistos of Monessen, was born Panayiota Klosteridis  on December 29 1936  in the village of Lithi, on the Island of Chios, Greece, was one of three children.

The daughter of the late Very Rev Father Spyridon  and  Presbytera  Angeliki  Klosteridis , She lived with her family until 1958 when she married the late Gus P. Kordistos.   Shortly after they were married, they moved to Monessen where they lived a full life together.  Penny and Gus raised three children, Rosalie, Peter, and Angela. They enjoyed a loving marriage of  49    years.

A devoted mother, wife and grandmother, she worked tirelessly, enjoying many joyful years, celebrating holidays, weddings, and baptisms with her close knit family.  She was a talented seamstress and cook.  Anyone who entered her home was greeted with the warmest greetings and hospitality.

While we grieve her loss, we will remember this Angel on earth for her loving kindness, her gentle and living spirit, the joy she took from her life and the love she shared with family and friends.  Penny succeeded in living a graceful Christian life.

She is deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her children Rosalie (Gary) Miller of Washington PA; Peter G. Kordistos of Monessen; and Angela (Samuel) Labash of Belle Vernon by the greatest joy of her life, her granddaughter Jennifer Miller and  by her living siblings, sister Irini  Dimithis, in Chios Greece, brother, Michael Klosterides, Baltimore, Maryland, many nieces and nephews, and devoted sister-in-law, Mary Elenitsas.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 pm. In the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave Monessen Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 am in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Z. Distefano officiating, interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. The family asks that everyone attending the funeral services please meet at church.

A Prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Penny Kordistos, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

1415 Marion Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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