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Eternal Be His Memory...

Andrew John Stathis
December 16, 1942 - October 19, 2020


The KSOCA mourns the loss of long-time member Andy Stathis. Andy was a dedicated member of the KSOCA for many years, attending and working along side his wife and president, Katherine Alfieris Stathis. His home was always open for board meetings and other events.. Andy was awarded the Honorary Kytherian award in 2005 for his continual support of the society. Andy will always be remembered in our hearts. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and condolences to his wife Katherine and family.

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Born to Peter and Sophia Stathis on December 16, 1942 in Minot, North Dakota, Andy spent his young years deeply embedded in Minot’s Greek Orthodox immigrant community. He adored Minot and the people he knew there; he returned to visit many times in his adult life, most recenty in 2018.

In 1952 his famiy moved to Oakland. During his middle and high school years, Andy worked four routes as an Oakland Tribune paperboy. He was in high school ROTC at Cal and graduated from Oakland High School in 1961. Andy served Oakland’s Ascension Cathedral as an alter boy for many years. He actively particpiated in the church community’s events and ministries. His deep faith has consistenty supported Ascension’s parish as wel as Resurrection’s parish in Castro Valley. 

Andy earned Master’s degrees in Political Science and Histroy at Cal State. He loved learning. He loved debate. He would talk history and politics for hours if you let him. For 26 years he served our country and rose in U.S. Army ranks to Lieutenant Colonel. He served in the 519th Maintenance Company at Ft. Ord, and in the 91 USA MTC. He taught the Command & General Staff College Course for 2 years.

Katherine, Andy’s wife of 42 years, wishes to thank the ICU staff at John Muir, Concord, who gave him extrordinary support for six days before he passed.

His funeral will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 28, at Ascension Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Avenur in Oakland. Internment will immediately follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland.



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