Obituary of Konstantina "Dina" Stoides
Konstantina “Dina” Stoides (76 years old) passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Loudoun County, Virginia, her home for almost 50 years. She was a Spartan in every way. She was born in Krokeas, Greece, and fulfilled her destiny by immigrating to the United States in 1961, where her paternal grandmother had helped her uncle in a saloon in Iowa serving the Native Americans many years earlier, and where her maternal aunt and uncles were born and lived. She was the matriarch of our family and was a woman for all seasons. She was so much to so many — wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. Her endless love for and pride and joy in her granddaughters knew no boundaries and resulted in her most treasured role — YIAYIA. She was the widow of the late John G. Stoides, and the devoted and loving mother of Kathy (Mike), Bessie (Manny) and George. She was and will always be yiayia of Chresanthe, Dina and Anastasia Staurulakis, Dina Phipps and Dina Stoides. She is survived by her sister Evgenia (Kostas), her niece Maria and her nephews Panos and Antypas, of Athens, Greece; her brother-in-law Dino Stoides; her goddaughter Sherri Brendesen and her family, and her godson John Kotsis and his family.
—Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed and so very dear —
We will always remember you, our beloved and cherished mother and grandmother, and all the love, song, beauty, elegance, style, delicious food and devotion with which you filled our lives.