Athena (Karras) Bozakis
Header full name: Athena Bozakis
Athena G. (Karras) Bozakis, 72, of Allentown, passed away on March 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George and Antonia (Mena) Karras. She attended Allentown High School and graduated with the Class of 1958. Several years later, she received an associates degree in computer science from Lehigh County Community College and was employed as a systems analyst for the County of Lehigh for over 20 years, later returning to LCCC as an instructor at the night school throughout the 1980’s.
She loved her family and had many close friends, but is best remembered for her giving nature, home cooking, spirituality and sense of humor. Musical from a young age, she also enjoyed singing and playing the violin. In later years she took up painting and volunteered as a literacy coach.
Survivors: Athena was a beloved mother to her son, George A. Bozakis, and 2 daughters, Mari I. Calcagni and Antonia N. Cummings; five grandchildren, Dominique, Anthony, Nikole, Alexander W. and Nicholas; and a great-grandson, Alexander E.
Services: A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6th at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 6667 Lower Macungie Rd., Trexlertown, PA with Rev. Canon Michael F. Piovane Ed. D. officiating. Visitation with the family from 12 noon until 1pm in the church. Interment of urn will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family is being assisted by the Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home of Allentown. www.eliasfuneralhome.com
Contributions: to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 368, Trexlertown, Pa. 18087