It is with hope in the resurrection that we announce the departure from this life of Katherine ‘Tika” Dickos, on Wed, November 8, 2023. Daughter of George Stakis and Paraskeve ‘Skevo’ Stakis (Haritakis) and wife of the late James Dickos. Born in Charleston, SC and later raised in Fair Oaks, Beaver County, Tika was known for her dedication to the Greek community of Pittsburgh. After serving as church secretary to the parish of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church of Pittsburgh, she was widely known for over 30 years as travel agent to the Greek community, founder of Tika’s Tours and CTS Travel. After retiring from the travel business, she continued her service by translating and drafting Power of Attorney documents which fulfilled requirements for Greek Americans who had business with the Greek government. She also served for many years on the Arts and Letters Committee and on the New Years Eve Dinner Dance Committees of Holy Cross Church and the Pan-Cretan Association of Pittsburgh sharing her love of both Greek and American culture with her community. Tika was a longtime patron of classical music, having subscribed to the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Pittsburgh Opera for over fifty years. She and her two of her friends were honored for their love of the Symphony in an article in the Wall Street Journal and a memorable dinner with Maestro Manfred Honek. Tika is survived by her beloved family Dn. Frank (Adrienne) Dickos, her daughter Pamela (Peter) Countouris, and her grandchildren, Spencer (Jenna) Countouris, Dimitrios Dickos, and Makarios Dickos and her brother Dr. Anthony (Patricia) Stakis and her nephew Christopher. Tika had great love also for her husband’s family including her brother and sister-in-laws and their families. It was her delight to tell hilarious stories about and to all of them. Family and friends are welcome to the viewing 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Rd., Mt. Lebanon, 15228, where a Trisagion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and viewing Monday 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Entombment in Mt Lebanon Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church or to the Pittsburgh Symphony. May her memory be eternal. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Twp. (412-563-2800).
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