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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