Kathryn Constantinides

February 13, 2016

Kathryn Tuntas Constantinides, age 78, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016. Kathryn was born in Atlanta, GA on August 3, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Sophie and John Tuntas. She graduated from Henry Grady High School in 1955 and attended Emory University. She married Phaethon Constantinides in 1957. He was ordained into the priesthood shortly after their marriage. Their first parish was the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Montgomery, AL. After further education in Athens, Greece, they were assigned to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte, NC where they served the faithful together for over 35 years. Kathryn was predeceased by her husband, the Very Reverend Phaethon Constantinides in 1996. She continued to serve in the role of Presbytera, providing service and leadership to the Ladies Philoptochos Society, Daughters of Penelope, and the Church's Hosanna Bookstore. Her love of fine arts included memberships in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art and many local arts based charities. She especially loved Monet paintings, collecting books and the lily of the valley flower. Kathryn is survived by her sister, Sylvia Tuntas Costopoulos (Costa) of Atlanta, GA, niece Vickie Costopoulos of Atlanta, GA, nephew John (Dea) Costopoulos and family of Alpharetta, GA, sisters-in-law, Irene and Doty Constantinides of Atlanta, GA and several nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The funeral will be on Wednesday, February 17, at 11:00 AM, also at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Memorial donations may be made to the Ladies Philoptochos Society and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Phone: 704 641-7606

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