paul souranis

Paul Michael Souranis, 84, of Weirton, passed away September 18, 2010 at his residence. He was born December 12, 1925 in Kattavia Rhodes, Greece, the son of the late Michael and Constantina Arnas Souranis. His son in law, Anthony Mastromichalis, brothers George and Stelio Souranis and sister Olga Rizas also preceded him in death.

Paul retired from the Weirton Steel Company where he worked in the Tin Mill Department as a fork lift operator with over 39 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, the All Saints Senior Citizens and was very active on the church council. He was a member of the Ahepa, the 25 year club of Weirton Steel, the VFW , the Pan Rhodian Society. Paul served his country during the Korean War as a Private first class, Military Policeman in the US Army 4th Infantry Division.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Stella Kolakis Souranis of Weirton, whom he married June 19, 1955; son Mike Souranis of Weirton; daughter Constance Mastromichalis of Weirton; brother Nick Souranis of Baltimore, MD; sisters, Vasilia Koufos of Detroit, Michigan, Maria Tsapazi of Perth, Australia, Harriet Mavronis and sister in law Pat Souranis both of Baltimore, MD; and his grandson and best friend Michael Anthony Mastromichalis; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV. Trisagion services will be Monday evening 7:30PM in the funeral home. Additional visitation will be Tuesday from 10 to 11AM at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Funeral services will start immediately at 11 AM.

Interment will be at the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Greek section with Military Graveside Services by the Weirton Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West St, Weirton, WV.

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  1. Dear,Aunt Stella, Deana, Mike, and Michael, We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing. Please know in this difficult time you are all in our prayers and thoughts. Uncle Paul will truly be missed. Love, Dave and Julie Stange

  2. Dear Mrs. Souranis, Connie & Family, I am so sorry to read of Paul’s passing. I’ve known him for many years as a banking customer, but also as a very quiet, kind and compassionate man. I know he’ll be very missed by you all, especially his beloved grandson Michael and I wish you all comfort as you grieve your loved one. May God bless you all, With sympathy and friendship, Janice Petrovich

  3. Mrs.Souranis, Connie,and Michael, oh I am so so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweetheart! I know we will all miss dearly. You are all in my prayers. Please take care.

  4. The world lost a great man today, and Heaven gained an Angel. God bless you Uncle Paul. May your memory be eternal. Rest in peace my dear Uncle Paul. I will miss you 🙁 There will never be an Uncle Paul like you again. Good bye Theo Mou…. 🙁

  5. Dear Souranis Family, Our sincere sympathy to all of you. He will be missed by so many, God Bless & keep all of you!

  6. Dearest Friends Connie & Michael, My heart goes out to you during this time of grief. I only met Mr. Souranis once when he came to visit you at the Water Dept. but what an impression he made! What a vibrant soul so full of love, strength, faith and joy. I remember thinking to myself, “This is where Connie gets her sense of humor from.” Although we can not be there in person, please know that Jill and I will be with you there in thought and prayer. Having felt this loss myself I know that nothing spoken can ease the hurt. But there will be a time “…when every tear will be wiped away…” and with that hope we let our loved ones go. For as our Savior, Christ Jesus lives so does the promise. With deepest sympathy,

  7. Connie and Michael, We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. In friendship and prayer, The Tenaglio’s Chuck, Suzanne, Matthew and Luke

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