Stamatina Chlentzos passed away


Former Resident of Castro Valley. Stamatina (Tula) Chlentzos passed away in Pleasanton January 15, 2013. Tula recently celebrated her 106th Birthday with her family. Stamatina Mavromatis Chlentzos was born in Christorforianika, Kythera, Greece on November 1, 1906. Her parents were Antonis Mavromatis and Giannoula Koulentianos. Her grandfather was the priest Fr. Dionisios Haralambos Koulentianos.

Stamatina had two sisters Lefkothea and Georgia and one brother Panagiotis. Stamatina came to America in 1931 when she was 25 and joined the Philoptochos Society shortly thereafter. She married Angelo Chlentzos in 1931. She has two daughters, Teddi Zes (Tikey) from San Jose and Jeanne Argiros (Jim) from Acampo, five grandchildren and eight great grand-children. Her courageous life allowed her to be a founding member of the Resurrection Church in Castro Valley, but most importantly, one of the initial stewards who assisted and registered as a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Archdiocese (at the time) of North South America in 1931 (at the age of 25).

Family and friends are invited to attend Trisagion services Sunday January 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church 20104 Center St., Castro Valley, CA. and Funeral Services Monday, January 21, 2013, 10:30 AM. Interment Lone Tree Cemetery 24591 Fairview Ave Hayward. Makaria will follow the burial service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions preferred to: Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Account, 20104 Center St., Castro Valley, CA 94546.

May her memory be eternal.

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  • "Un mondo fa un mondo, e il Cerigo un altro mondo". All the world is a world and Kythera is another world. venetian proverb