james galiotos
James “Demetrios” Galiotos, 83, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Valley Hospice, Steubenville. Born December 12, 1934, in Perthori Tripolis Greece, he was a son of the late Konstandino and Katerina (Gavrilos) Galiotos. He was also preceded in death by his wife Caliope (Epsilantis) Galiotos, on January 14, 2017, and his brothers, Kyriakos and Stephanos Galiotos. In 1952, at the age of 18, James came to the United States. He arrived in Ellis Island then traveled to Nashville, TN, to work with family in a dry-cleaning business. After a short period of time, Jimmy moved to Ambridge, PA where he worked at J & L Steel. While living in Ambridge, PA, he and his friends traveled to Weirton to attend a dance at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. This is where he met the love of his life Caliope Epsilantis, and the two married on July 6, 1958. Jimmy and Caliope were blessed with two sons and three daughters. Jim worked for 40 years, at Weirton Steel, before retiring as an operator on the tin mill cleaning lines. At the center of Jimmy and Caliope’s life was their church, the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. This is where they met, married, baptized and celebrated the marriages of their children. Jimmy served on the parish council, and he and his wife volunteered many hours fundraising at the festival and numerous fundraisers of the church. He was also a member of the WSX 25 Year Club and AHEPA. Most of all Jimmy enjoyed time spent with his family. He was very proud of his heritage and his homeland and was fortunate to be able to go back and visit his family in Greece. He enjoyed gardening and helping his wife cook and bake. He will always be remembered for his friendly nature, being able to make friends anywhere he traveled, and never complaining about what life had in store for him. He will be remembered with love by his son, Dino, and Mary and their children, Katarina and James, son, Bill and Paulette and their children, Karilynn (Ramsay) Fulbright and Billy; daughter, Kathy and Mark Allocca, and their daughter, Sophia; daughter, Maria and James Miller, and their daughter, Demetra; and daughter, Christina and Michael Musser and their sons, James – Michael and Steven; brothers Andreas (Tasia) and Steve (Nancy) Galiotos and sisters Kaliope (Stephanos) Papadimitriou and Zafira (George) Arhontoudis. Friends will be received on Wednesday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where an 8 pm Trisagion service, followed by the AHEPA service will be held. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday 10 AM until the time of services at 11 am at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West Street Weirton, WV. Rev. Fr. Frank Milanese will officiate. Interment will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donate.lls.org. Share tributes at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Christina & family,
    Sorry to read about the passing of your father. I know he raised a kind & sweet daughter. He must have been so proud. You have his smile in this picture. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Kathy, we are so sorry for your family’s loss of your amazing Dad. We all know he is no longer in pain and with your amazing Mom. Love, and Prayers,
    The Curatolo Family

  3. So sorry to hear about Jimmy, I cut his hair at Farrans for several years, he would always talk to me about when he came to this country, always interesting stories. I alwasys enjoyed talkng to him wonderful man. He also helped me get car parts from his son in law.
    Working in a barber shop I’ve met a lot of people , but ones such as Jimmy leave a lasting impression.
    Your family has my deepest sympathy and prayers

    Donna Sullivan

  4. Galiotos Family,

    Deeply sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. You are all in my prayers during this most difficult time.

    Jim Ferrari

  5. Galiotos Family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. I can remember Mr. G always smiling and happy every time I saw him at scout meetings , Ahepa, or any other church function. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, John Psaroudis and family

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May God bless and comfort all of you through this difficult time.

  7. Dear Christina and Family, our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your loving father. We know how close you were as a family and hope you find consolation in his reunion with your mother. Our love and prayers to you and your family – Alice L. and John R.

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