In memory of
Katherine Sermas Dameris
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In memory of
Katherine Sermas Dameris
Katherine Sermas Dameris, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, the 2nd of January 2018. She was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Katherine was born in Waco, Texas to Koula and Victor Sermas on the 6th of January 1936. Katherine graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 1957 and a Masters of Science in Education in 1960, both from Baylor University. She began teaching grade school in Houston before devoting her life to raising her two boys. During this time, she volunteered at the library at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for many years. She also volunteered at local hospitals as a translator for patients coming to Houston for treatment from Greece who could not speak English. Once her boys were grown, she continued to nurture her love of books by managing several bookstores. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Nick T. Dameris; her sister, Patsy Govatos; and her brother-in-law, Thano Dameris. She is survived by her son Theodore and his fiancee Lori Lindley, whom she loved very much; her son Brian; brother Gus Sermas and his wife Cathy and their children Kurt, Jason and Jenny; brother Paul Sermas; sister-in-law Catherine Dameris; goddaughter Mary Lynn Pergantis and her husband John; niece Helen Govatos and her husband John and their children Evan and Patsy; nephew Lee Govatos; niece Vicki Economou and her husband Chris and their children Thane and his wife Reena, Caitlin and her husband Andy and Demetri and his wife Mitra; nephew Thad Dameris and his wife Sarah and their children Elizabeth, Claire and John; nephew Peter Dameris and his wife Helene and their children Thomas, James and Isabella; and niece Denise Hazen and her husband Charles and their children Catherine and Nicholas. Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Katherine during a visitation to be held at half-past eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 6th of January, at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Parkway in Houston, where the funeral service is to commence at twelve o'clock noon. The interment is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Thad Dameris, Peter Dameris, Kurt Sermas, Lee Go¬vatos, Demetri Economou and Patrick Sermas. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Katherine Dameris may be directed to Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery, P.O. Box 422, Kendalia, TX, 78027. (holyarchangels.com)
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In memory of
Katherine Sermas Dameris
Katherine Sermas Dameris, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, the 2nd of January 2018. She was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Katherine was born in Waco, Texas to Koula and Victor Sermas on the 6th of January 1936. Katherine graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 1957 and a Masters of Science in Education in 1960, both from Baylor University. She began teaching grade school in Houston before devoting her life to raising her two boys. During this time, she volunteered at the library at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for many years. She also volunteered at local hospitals as a translator for patients coming to Houston for treatment from Greece who could not speak English. Once her boys were grown, she continued to nurture her love of books by managing several bookstores. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Nick T. Dameris; her sister, Patsy Govatos; and her brother-in-law, Thano Dameris. She is survived by her son Theodore and his fiancee Lori Lindley, whom she loved very much; her son Brian; brother Gus Sermas and his wife Cathy and their children Kurt, Jason and Jenny; brother Paul Sermas; sister-in-law Catherine Dameris; goddaughter Mary Lynn Pergantis and her husband John; niece Helen Govatos and her husband John and their children Evan and Patsy; nephew Lee Govatos; niece Vicki Economou and her husband Chris and their children Thane and his wife Reena, Caitlin and her husband Andy and Demetri and his wife Mitra; nephew Thad Dameris and his wife Sarah and their children Elizabeth, Claire and John; nephew Peter Dameris and his wife Helene and their children Thomas, James and Isabella; and niece Denise Hazen and her husband Charles and their children Catherine and Nicholas. Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Katherine during a visitation to be held at half-past eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 6th of January, at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Parkway in Houston, where the funeral service is to commence at twelve o'clock noon. The interment is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Thad Dameris, Peter Dameris, Kurt Sermas, Lee Go¬vatos, Demetri Economou and Patrick Sermas. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Katherine Dameris may be directed to Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery, P.O. Box 422, Kendalia, TX, 78027. (holyarchangels.com)
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Services Provided By
Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors
1010 Bering Drive
Houston, TX 77057
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