March 4, 1919 - November 9, 2017
Constantinos “Gus” Siatis, 98, of Fairview, died on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born in Nostimo (Evrytania), Greece, the first of four children, on March 4, 1919. He served the country of Greece as a member of the Greek Army during World War II from 1940 until 1945. In 1946 he was summoned by the Greek government to serve as leader of the volunteer unit alongside the Greek Army during the Greek Civil War until 1949. He immigrated to the United States in 1951 where he worked in Chicago for two years making Chocolate candies in a factory owned by another Greek immigrant. He worked there for 2 years to save money and travel to Miami Beach, FL where his two married sisters were living who had immigrated to the United States several years prior. In 1954 he married the love his life Evelyn Demos Siatis and went into partnership with his brother-in-law Peter Antonopoulos co-owning and operating Athens Tropical Fruits and Novelties from 1953 until he retired in 1988. Throughout his life he served in the Greek Orthodox Church. He placed God first in his life. In 1965 he was a founding member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of North Miami, serving on the parish council every year until moving to Port St. Lucie, FL in 1990, where he attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Pierce, FL. In 2005 he permanently retired to Asheville, NC. He loved Asheville because it reminded him of Evrytania where he was born and raised among the mountains of north central Greece. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. His proudest moment was becoming a United States citizen on September 18, 1956, the day his daughter was born. During his last return trip from Greece to the United States in 2008 he was asked if he was sad about leaving his native homeland of Greece. His reply was simple, no I’m not sad, I am returning to my home the United States of America. His greatest loves however, were his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, always encouraging and instilling a passion for learning and emphasizing the importance of the Orthodox faith and Greek Heritage. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of 63 years, his daughter Bessie Siatis Moody and son-in-law Michael Moody, son Christos Siatis, and two grandchildren, Sarah Rogers and Kathleen Rogers, along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Avenue with Trisagion Service beginning at 4:45PM. Funeral service will be on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Father Michael Diavatis is officiating. Interment will be at Green Hills Cemetery 25 New Leicester Hwy. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 227 Cumberland Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 or the CarePartners Foundation Hospice P.O. Box 25338; Asheville, NC 28813.
Constantinos “Gus” Siatis, 98, of Fairview, died on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born in Nostimo (Evrytania), Greece, the first of four children, on March 4, 1919. He served the country of Greece as a member of the Greek... View Obituary & Service Information
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