Catherine Zeakis Obituary

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Catherine Zeakis, 66, of Castleton Corners, a retired special education teacher who was devoted to her profession and her family, died Tuesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. Born Catherine Johanides in Manhattan, she moved with her family as a young child to Port Richmond and lived there until 1994, when she settled in Castleton Corners. A graduate of Port Richmond High School, she earned her bachelor's degree in history and received dual master's degrees in education and special education from the former Richmond College, St. George. Mrs. Zeakis had a 30-year career as a special education teacher at...
Catherine Zeakis, 66, of Castleton Corners, a retired special education teacher who was devoted to her profession and her family, died Tuesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

Born Catherine Johanides in Manhattan, she moved with her family as a young child to Port Richmond and lived there until 1994, when she settled in Castleton Corners.

A graduate of Port Richmond High School, she earned her bachelor's degree in history and received dual master's degrees in education and special education from the former Richmond College, St. George.

Mrs. Zeakis had a 30-year career as a special education teacher at Bernstein Intermediate School, Huguenot. She retired in 2004.

She especially loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren, and was a loving aunt to her niece. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and going on cruises.

Mrs. Zeakis was a parishioner of Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Bulls Head, where she had served on the parish council and was a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. She belonged to the PTO when her daughter was young.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Emmanuel; her daughter, Anna Lyons; her brother, John Johanides, and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, with the liturgy at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Castleton Corners.

Arrangements under the direction of Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY.

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