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Anthony "Tony" Diakakis

July 18, 1929 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 88)


Anthony "Tony" Diakakis, 88, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Concordia Hospice of Washington, Donnell House. He was born July 18, 1929 in Canonsburg, the son of Nick and Penelope Matsakis Diakakis.  He married Katy Balsami on April 18, 1958 in Athens, Greece.

Tony was a loyal, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He considered himself blessed to watch his grandchildren grow up. Tony, who retired from Jessop Steel,was an active member of  the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, where he was a former Treasurer.  He was also a member of AHEPA, the Pan Rhodian Society, and the White Eagles Society of Canonsburg. Tony enjoyed watching the Steelers, Pirates and Judge Judy. He and Katy also shared many memories on their annual trips to Greece.

In addition to his wife, Katy, he is survived by two daughters, Penelope "Penny" Casella, and her husband, Larry, and Jacqueline (Jackie) Alberty, both of Mt. Lebanon and five grandchildren:  Anthony and Nina Casella, and John, Anastasia, and Gabrielle Alberty and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Marsha D. Stamatakis, Carrie Conis, and Katherine Georges.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 3 to 8 pm at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 601 West McMurray Rd, Canonsburg, PA  15317. Trisagion service will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 to 11 am, the time of services, with Father George Livanos, officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Gardens Mausoleum. Arrangements are entrusted Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, J. David Sollon, director, 724-746-1000.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Tony's memory.  Please visit www.sollon.com to leave online condolences.

 

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