Mary Iuanow

Obituary of Mary Iuanow

Mary “Maria” (Katholos) Iuanow, 89, died peacefully Monday, January 4, 2021 with her children and grandchildren virtually at her side. Born in Sparta, Greece, Mary emigrated through Ellis Island as a teenager to Syracuse, NY. It was here where she met her husband and the love of her life, James Iuanow. Together they built their home in Onondaga Hill where they raised their three children. A devoted wife and mother, she was a loving, gifted, selfless individual with a beautiful soul. Her family meant everything to her. She found joy and happiness spending time with her children and grandchildren and was always there to help others. She loved bringing family and friends together to share in her love for baking and cooking. She was known for her incredible green thumb and beautiful landscaped flowerbeds. Mary was a communicant of St Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church. She is predeceased by her parents, George and Katherine Katholos; her beloved husband, James Iuanow; her daughter, Sophia Iuanow-Lemonides; her sister, Dina Gianopoulos; her brother, Harry Katholos; and her sister, Patricia Vasiliades. Mary is survived by her loving son, Nicholas (Kim) Iuanow of Alpharetta, GA; her adoring daughter, Katherine (Peter) Dourdas of DeWitt, NY; her son-in-law ,James Lemonides of Chicago, IL; her brother, Nick (Kalliope) Katholos of Seattle, WA; adoring grandchildren, Alexandra Lemonides, Christina (Todd) Lafferty, Nicholas Dourdas, James Dourdas, Evan Dourdas and Grace Iuanow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Due to Covid-19, services will be private for immediate family only. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary to The Alzheimer’s Association of CNY or to St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel,
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