Julia Koutavas, (Tabas), nee Kutavas, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Frank Koutavas (Tabas) and loving mother of (Rosa) Victoria “Vicki” Koutavas and Dennis (Loren) Tabas. Devoted daughter of the late Dennis and the late Fotini, nee Andriaditsis, Koutavas, dear sister of the late Harriet (the late Dennis) Margaris and sister-in-law of Koralia (the late Dionisis) Kurouklis, the late Jerry (Georgia) Koutavas, Elias (Stavroula) Koutavas, the late Spiro (Ourania) Koutavas and Angelo (Anna) Koutavas. Fond aunt of Spero, Angela, Lia and Andriana Margaris, and many other nieces and nephews and their families.
Julia loved to sing and used her talent as a proud member of The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Choir for over 40 years .
Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at Nelson Funeral Home located at 820 Talcott Road in Park Ridge, IL 60068. Family and friends will meet Friday morning, January 3, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., for the Funeral service at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church located at 2350 E. Dempster, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, 2905 Thatcher Avenue in River Grove, Illinois.
Memorial tributes may be made in Julia’s name to The Healthwell Foundation, 20440 Century Blvd., Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874 or online at https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ or to the Pan Foundation, 805 15th Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 or online at www.panfoundation.org.
May Her Memory Be Eternal