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12/08/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Helen Zambetis Anas

Helen Zambetis Anas
(d. 05 Dec 2009)

"May her memory be eternal."


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news has returned to us once again.    Helen Zambetis Anas, mother of  Ellen Anas Smith ('57), Christine Anas Thomas ('60) of TX, Mary Anas ('63) of VA, and   George Anas ('65) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the age of 92.

From the Daily Press - 12/07/09:

  Helen Zambetis Anas
  NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Zambetis Anas, 92, the widow of Theodore G. Anas, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News. Arrangements under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press  from December 7 to December 8, 2009.

From the Daily Press - 12/09/09:

  Helen Zambetis Anas
    NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Zambetis Anas, 92, the widow of Theodore G. Anas, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

She was born in Richmond, Va., but lived in Newport News for the past 72 years. She was the widow of Theodore G. Anas, longtime resident and self-employed merchant in Newport News.

She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church as well as a member of both the Ladies Philoptochos Society and the Golden Hearts.

She is survived by her four loving children, Ellen Smith and husband, Eugene, Christine Thomas and husband, Charles, Mary Anas, and George Anas and wife, Jaquelyn. Surviving grandchildren are Shannon Lenisa and husband, Claudio, Alan Smith, Steve Smith, Charlie Thomas and wife, Elizabeth, Zack Thomas, Katherine Birnbaum and husband, Adam, Suzanne Jurich and husband, Bryan; and great-grandchildren, Dante and Bella Lenisa, Hayley and Ryan Birnbaum, and Connor Jurich. She is also survived by siblings, Lou Cocolis, Virginia Karidavis, Zack Zambetis and wife, Tina.

Helen Zambetis Anas

A prayer service will be conducted by Father George Chioros at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at the Peninsula Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, at 60 Traverse Road, Newport News.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Golden Hearts or the charity of your choice.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press  from December 8 to December 9, 2009.
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December 07, 2009
Dear Ellen, Mary, Christine and George,

I am so sorry about the loss of your dear mother. I always enjoyed being around her. She is at peace and no longer suffering which is so wonderful even though you all will miss her so much. You all have many wonderful memories of her to help you. Ellen, I will give you a call in a few days or call me when you have the time.

Love to you all,

~ Fritts

December 07, 2009

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
~ Pat Letzinger, Newport News, Virginia

December 07, 2009

Dear Jackie & George, Zoe se 'sas. May your mother rest in peace.


~ John N. Bantsolas

December 08, 2009

Dear George and family,
May peace and joy fill your hearts in the coming days as you recall wonderful memories of a Mothers love and of a life richly lived. May God's grace be upon you all at this time.

Joe Wingo
~ Joe Wingo, Charlotte, North Carolina

December 08, 2009

Dear Anas Family,

So sorry on the loss of your mother. I fondly remember her at the Rainbow Soda Shop, her smiling face and wonderful personality, and the patience she had with all the teenagers in the late 50s. May she rest in peace. God bless all of you.
~ John J. Harrison, Roswell, Georgia
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December 08, 2009

Dear George, Jackie and Family,

What a long and rich life your mother lived. She has gone home to be with the Lord and your father.

I will always treasure our memories of growing up together and the sweet, Christian family you had. We were always in church!

Love to you all,
Margaret Kailos Lee
~ Margaret K. Lee, Clayton, North Carolina
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December 08, 2009

Dear Ones, your mother and father were such good friends of my parents, Tom and Helen Baltas, for so many years. I especially loved going to the restaurant with my folks as a youngster, your mom and dad were ever so gracious to us all. My deepest sympathy to you all at this time of loss, may God bless you all and may he keep Helen and Ted close at hand.

~ Deno Baltas, Louisville, Kentucky
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December 08, 2009

May her soul rest in peace. Your cousin, Carney Panos Hayes, with all my love.
~ Carney Hayes, Silver Spring, Maryland
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December 08, 2009

I'm sorry I can't be there today, but I know you understand and are watching over me right now. There aren't enough words to express how much you meant to me and how how much I love you! I know you will always be by my side.
Your loving grandson,

~ Zack Thomas, Junction, Texas

December 08, 2009

Dear Family,

We will always treasure the good times and wonderful memories Yai Yai gave us.

Wish we could be there with all of you.

Love to you all,

Charlie and Elizabeth Thomas
~ Charlie Thomas, Austin, Texas

December 08, 2009

Dear Christine & Family,
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. I remember your mom & your family from my days on 63rd. Street & N.N. High School.
God bless you & your family.

~ Pat Gabriel Grzybowski

December 08, 2009


I am sorry for your loss; find peace in knowing your mom is in a better place.

~ Allen Foster, Yorktown, Virginia

December 08, 2009

George, Jackie, Mary, and Christina, please accept our condolences. June and I are sorry we cannot be there, but are happy we could visit with your mother last month. "Mrs. Anas" was our pillar on 57th Street; we always had a warm welcome in your home.
Harry & June Pasquier
~ Harry Pasquier, Miami, Florida

December 09, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mrs. Anas was a fine lady. Ron Smith
~ Ron Smith, Scottsville, Virginia



   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Anas family and their many friends.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!   We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

In You Rejoice
(O Tebi Radujetsja)

Liturgy of St. Basil - Tone 6

(English adaptation by Edward Sedor)

All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
the host of angels and all mankind.
O holy temple and spiritual paradise,
the glory of virgins,
from whom God was made flesh and became a little Child,
and is our God before all ages.

For He made You womb His throne,
and more spacious than the heavens.
All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
glory to You.

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