Olympia Elios, 88, of Westlake, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022. She was born July 12, 1934 in Velventos, Greece to parents Demetrios and Maria Tsiamis.
Olympia was born and raised in Velventos, near the city of Kozani, Greece. On April 16, 1961, she married Thomas Elios who had immigrated 6 years before to the U.S to become a U.S. Citizen. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio and settled into married life to raise four children. Olympia became the world's best mom and eventually the best "Yia Yia" to all her grandkids. She had a huge heart, generous to all, and was an amazing Greek cook. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to her flowers and vegetable garden. She loved to travel, taking frequents trips to Europe and back to her hometown in Greece with her loving husband Tom of over 53 years.
Olympia was the beloved mother of the late Elaine Elios Kokkinidhs, Mary (Bill) Elios Rousos, Sandy (John) Elios Packis, and Jim (Solveig) Elios; loving grandmother of Thomas Kokkinidhs, Vasilis "William" Kokkinidhs, the late Olympia Rousos, William Rousos, Dimitri Rousos, Eleni Packis, Katerina Packis, the late Alexandra Elios, James Elios, Sophia Elios, and Christina Elios; dear sister of John (Tammy) Tsiamis. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thomas Elios; and her siblings Anna, Evanthia, Irini, Evangelia, and George.
A funeral service will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 22909 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, Ohio on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 2:00pm. Burial to follow in Lakewood Park Cemetery. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202