We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. Funeral Directors
Kalliope S. Frentzos
Kalliope S. “Popie” Frentzos passed away peacefully on Friday, September 9, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. Kalliope was born February 5th, 1937 on the island of Ikaria, Greece. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Frentzos; loving mother of John (Keli) Frentzos and Lisa (John) Kristian; devoted Yiayia of Tommy, Kalliope, Houston, Antoni, and Evina.
Popie is preceded in death by her parents Phillip and Athina Speis, her sister Angela Mamatas and her brother Tommy Speis. She is survived by her brother Themis Speis of Ikaria, Greece and many loving nieces, nephews and special friends.
As a young child, Popie was forced to leave her village of Perdiki due to WWII. She spent 3.5 years as a refugee in Ethopia before eventually arriving in America in 1948. Without knowing a word of the English language, Popie persevered and graduated from South Hills High School. Popie truly embraced the American way of life and the opportunities it provided.
Popie was a proud member of the Pan Icarian Brotherhood of America and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, which kept her close to her roots. She was a selfless, beautiful, fun-loving woman who enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends.
Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.,4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday, September 12th from from 3-7pm where a Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont on Tuesday, September 13th at 11am. Donations can be made to the St. Nicholas Building Fund (419 S. Dithridge Pittsburgh, PA 15213) or to the Icaros Chapter #7 (749 E Railroad Avenue Verona, PA. 15147).
St. Nicholas Building Fund (419 S. Dithridge Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
419 S. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
Icaros Chapter #7 (749 E Railroad Avenue Verona, PA. 15147).
749 E Railroad Avenue, Verona PA 15147