Penny Sotraidis, 93, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, December 08, 2015 in the Weirton Medical Center. She was born August 2, 1922 in Follansbee, WV, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Spidalias Bounatsas. She was also preceded in death by her step-son Steven Sotraidis, brother John Bounatsas and sisters Mary Bounatsas and Kate Demas. With 27 years of service, Penny retired from the optometry office of the late Dr. Paul Zeff. She was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Paleo Phocean Society, AARP #3846 and the All Saints Senior Citizens Society. Penny is survived by her husband George Sotraidis of Weirton; son George Thomas (Linda) Sotraidis of Fontana, CA; 3 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; niece Mary Kay (Lou) Lagod and nephews John Bounatsas all of Weirton and George Demas of Warwood, WV. Visitation will be held Monday from 10 until the 11AM funeral service at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. The Reverend Father Frank Milanese will officiate. Entombment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

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  1. Penny as I always called her since I was four years old was one of the sweetest women I ever knew. I couldn’t wait to go visit my dad all the time at his office because Penny was there and the first thing she would do was measure my height under the window ledge and always made me feel special every time I grew an inch. She was the most respectful person to my father and I know he thought the world of her. Every year for all those years she used to buy him a wallet on his birthday and he was always excited knowing he was going to get a new wallet and I was always excited knowing I was going to get his old one. Every year she would invite us to the Greek festival and I always looked forward to seeing her there. My first job was at the office working with her and I don’t think I have ever met a person with more patience than she had. Either out of total respect for my father or that she truly was considered a saint to put up with me as a 16-year-old and find things for me to do all the time to make me feel important. I never heard her say an unkind word to anybody and I know every patient that walked into my fathers office was treated with the utmost respect and kindness from one of the most special people I have ever known. Thank you for the love and wonderful memories. . My condolences to the family and especially George who was always there for my father and always has a smile and kind words for me. Love the Zeff family

  2. I remember clearly my mother talking about the Sotraidis family who lived next door to us. I was born at 128 Avenue A and later we moved to Weirton Heights when I was 3 years old. My Mom & Dad couldn’t talk enough about their wonderful family. I have a picture of Penny (who was about 18 yrs. old) and me (about 2 yrs. old) on our front sidewalk. I think she babysat with me a few times. Our sincere sympathies to all the family. Harry and Rosemarie (Rybka) Givens, Bowie, MD

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