Athena Teregis Bontos

December 27, 1926 - July 31, 2022

12/27/1926 - 07/31/2022

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Cemetery
Monday August 08, 2022
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Visitation
Monday August 08, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
2215 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Funeral Service
Monday August 08, 2022
10:00 am
St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
2215 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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BONTOS, Athena M, 95 of Michigan, formerly of Wheeling, W. Va., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022. Athena Teregis Bontos was born on December 27, 1926 in Short Creek, West Virginia, the daughter of George Dormas and Ethelia Sideraki. She was one of four children, Pete, Katherine, and John. Throughout her early years, Athena enjoyed a multicultural upbringing. With her adoptive father Michael Teregis having businesses in Wheeling and in Greece, Athena was fortunate to be schooled in both. She graduated from Wheeling High School, and then subsequently from the advanced Mathematics Institute in Athens. With her marriage at St. John the Divine in Wheeling to George E. Bontos of Chicago, IL. in 1952, they began a beautiful life in Chicago and eventually in Greece again, where George graduated from the Medical School of Athens. Athena and George ultimately returned to Wheeling in 1970 with Dr. Bontos opening his Medical Practice in Warwood, W. Va. for thirty wonderful years. They were both active in the community, most attentively in the Church and notably, in the PanCretan Association of America. Athena remained a devoted wife for 56 years, a loving Mother, an adored YiaYia, and the most excellent Greek cook. In addition to her parents, Athena is preceded in death by her loving husband George, her brother Pete Dormas and his wife Mary of Wheeling, and her sister Katherine Augeen of Charleston, W. Va. Surviving are two children Chris Bontos and Elizabeth Bontos of Michigan, two grandchildren, Vassiliki Christakos of Ohio and Steven Christakos of Virginia, brother John Palimetakis and his wife Eleanor of Wheeling, nephew George Dormas and his wife Linda of St. Clairsville, and niece Valerie Dormas Lakios of Wheeling. Monday, August 8, 2022, friends and family will be received at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, for the following: 9:00 a.m. Visitation, 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services, with graveside Trisagion Funeral Services immediately following at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Makaria at 12:30 p.m., St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Chapline St., Wheeling, W. Va., 26003. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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jay godfrey
2 days ago

To the family. I am deeply saddened by the grief that you are feeling.
Knowing of God’s embracing love for you, continue to look to him when ” He will wipe all tears from our eyes, death, suffering, pain, and crying will be no more. – Revelation 21:3, 4
He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” – 1 Corinthians 15:26
How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.

love,
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Donna Grigsby
7 days ago

Chris and Liz. I love that picture of your Mom and Dad. She was both beautiful inside and out. Hope it comforts you to know that she is with the love of her life watching over you and your family.
Donna Grigsby 😢

Michele Spence
8 days ago

Chris I’m so sorry about the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful lady and very kind to me. Please give my condolences to Liz and her family. Love and prayers🙏❤️
Michele

Scott Fisher
8 days ago

Chris, sorry to learn about your Mother’s passing. God bless!
Scott Fisher

Dennis R. Albaugh
9 days ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Athena. Denny Albaugh