Maria Angeliadis

Maria Angeliadis

Maria Angeliadis

April 11, 1947~November 13, 2023

Maria Angeliadis, Ed.D, 76, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away on November 13th, 2023. Maria was born April 11th, 1947 in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of the late James and Aspacia (Nicaris) Gombos.

In addition to countless cousins, nieces, nephews, Godchildren and other dear friends and relatives, Maria is survived by her loving husband, Gregory, of Spring Hill; one son, George Angeliadis and his wife Stacey, of Spring Hill; one daughter, Aspacia Lindstrom, and her husband Eric, of Clermont; one sister, Constantina Bazemore and her husband John, of Holiday; two brothers, Emmanuel Gombos, of Holiday and Nicholas Gombos, of Tarpon Springs; three sister-in-law’s Harriet Gombos of Apollo Beach, Diana Angeliadis of Tarpon Springs and Fotini Fatimus of Poland, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Amelia and Gregory Angeliadis, as well as Miccah and Rylee Vasilea Lindstrom. She was pre-deceased in death by her beloved brother Jack Gombos.

Maria was devoted to her family and friends, and dedicated a significant portion of her life to the Greek Orthodox Church. She was truly a servant of Jesus Christ and assisted in all aspects of the Church, including the choir, Sunday School, youth groups, Epiphany Celebration, oratorical festival and many different Ministries of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Campbell, Ohio and Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Spring Hill, Florida. She contributed her vast knowledge to many Priests and Bishops throughout the United States, and authored countless articles and presentations about her beloved Greek Orthodox Faith.

Maria was an educator for over three decades, and taught thousands of students over her career.  In an effort to make more of an impact in the educational field, she obtained her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of South Florida and became a professor in order to “teach” college students who wanted to become teachers.  Maria was also an accomplished author, publishing two children’s books which made her very proud.

In her spare time, Maria liked to sing in the church choir, greek dance with her Levendia dance troupe, travel, cook and spend time with her friends. But by far, her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren, who she loved dearly.

A visitation will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodx Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL, on Friday, November 17th, 2023 from eleven-thirty a.m. to twelve-fifteen p.m. Funeral service will follow promptly at twelve-fifteen p.m. Burial will take place at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs; Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Campbell, Ohio; or Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, Spring Hill, Florida.


Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral


Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral


Trinity Memorial Gardens


Nicholas Tabus

November 14, 2023, 9:28 pm

Mrs. Angeliadis was a treasure. She was a teacher to so many of us across different generations. Her voracious appetite for knowledge and biblical study was infectious, and it encouraged me to study and learn biblical, and other historical history. Her kindness, paired with her caring determination, made for a perfect balance to see anything through to the finish. She will be greatly missed, and her willingness to share her knowledge and love of learning across so many subjects and disciplines will be a difficult void to fill for our community. May her memory be eternal.

Brianna Underwood

November 14, 2023, 9:55 pm

My deepest condolence to her family. She was the best Sunday school teacher I had and was always so kind and understanding. Always brought light to the room everywhere she went. May her memory be eternal. She will forever have a place in my heart. αιώνια η μνήμη

Kate Clark

November 14, 2023, 9:56 pm

Mrs. Angeliadis was our Sunday school teacher and she was an amazing kind-hearted one at that. She was helpful and selfless and was always there to help us feel comfortable in our faith and ourselves. I loved getting know her and her family and have a love for her and the kindness and compassion she showed me. She taught me more than just about the Bible…I regret not going all of the time but I’m thankful for having gotten to know the beautiful soul that she was, may she rest peacefully and may her beautiful memory remain eternal.

Elaine Underwood

November 14, 2023, 10:05 pm

Elaine and Brianna Underwood
November 14, 2023

Brianna and I are so very saddened to hear of our great loss. Maria was a beautiful and loving soul. She taught our Orthodox Youth so many years and forever leaves a positive impact on their lives. Her Summer Camps for our youth have left lasting impressions on their Faith and Fellowship. She will be forever loved and missed. May Maria’s Memory Be Eternal!

Ryan Otero

November 15, 2023, 5:39 pm

Mrs. Angeliadis, or “Miss A.” as she’d let some of us call her, was so good to me and always happy to talk. It’s upsetting to receive this news, but such is life for everyone in the end. May her memory be eternal!


November 15, 2023, 9:12 pm

What a pleasure it was to have known YiaYia. She was such a special woman to everyone and she’ll make the perfect angel in heaven. Put little lean on that halo YiaYia!

Caliope Kamenos

November 15, 2023, 11:13 pm

She was without a doubt a second mother to me and my siblings who grew up in Campbell, Ohio. We all had her as a beloved Sunday School Teacher, youth advisor, and above all a Spiritual Mother of the Greek Orthodox Faith. She was my hero and hero’s never die, her legacy will live on, because of the countless children and adults that she’s guided through the years. Memory eternal Maria+ you will definitely be missed but never forgotten.

DeRose Andropoulos

November 16, 2023, 6:23 pm

Maria was an amazing educator. She worked tirelessly for her students at school and her students at St. Nicholas Cathedral! She was very involved in Sunday school and all the other Youth ministries! I am certain she has a special place in heaven! God rest her soul!

Kristin Moore

November 16, 2023, 8:19 pm

Heaven truly gained a gem. Having the privilege of spending time with Maria’s family over many years, she always treated me like I was one of her kids and to me she will always be a second mom. I loved her very much. Her daughter Aspacia is like a sister to me. My prayers of comfort to Mama Maria’s family. I know you loved her madly and she will always be with you! Love, Kristin

Emily Thomas

November 16, 2023, 8:34 pm

We are so blessed to have known Maria since Greek dance practice in 2003. Maria was always called Mrs. A by our family. However she will always be remembered for her strong Faith in Action. Her happy spirit, kindness and love for her family and the church family (families in her case) sharing her faith and talents with so many churches. We miss you already. Eternal be your memory Mrs. A.❤️

George Faklis

November 17, 2023, 12:15 am

Mrs. A was a true example of what it means to be an Orthodox Christian. She was kind, welcoming, funny, and deeply passionate about her faith in Jesus Christ. She shared that passion with others in her work with the St. Nicholas Sunday School ministry and the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. When she asked me to participate in Oratorical, I was leary at first but quickly realized it was one of the best decisions I ever made. She will be missed incredibly. May her memory be eternal!


November 17, 2023, 3:57 pm

Maria was one of those rare people that are thoroughly good; just a wonderful person with an infectious kind smile and giggle. I loved her! She affected so many people through her teaching all those years. She will be remembered and missed! ❤️


November 17, 2023, 4:34 pm

Maria was not only a colleague, she was a friend whom I respected and admired. Her dedication for all of her students and friends was surpassed only by her love of her family. Each of her family members had the same first name “my” as she referred to them as my Gregory, my Aspacia, my Amelia…may you rest in the arms of the Lord knowing your loved ones are comforted by the hundreds of friends you touched on Earth.

Lexa Shontz

November 18, 2023, 8:59 pm

When I think of your beloved wife/mother, I think of Christ’s love and joy that radiated from her beautiful smile, her contagious laugh and her zest for life! Maria was an angel and a dynamo all rolled into one! I spent many years teaching Sunday School with her, and her devotion to the children and her faith was truly inspiring. Her memory will surely be eternal. May your faith in our loving God get you through this difficult time.

With love and sympathy,
Lexa & Mike Shontz

Rago Family

November 20, 2023, 1:34 am

Mrs. A was one of a kind. The impact she had on our family as both an educator and a friend is everlasting. We are fortunate to have known her and so lucky to call her a friend. She will remain in our hearts forever.

Our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
-The Rago Family

Sofie Marian

November 21, 2023, 3:40 pm

Our sympathies to all family and friends! She always was a wonderful person and just as involved here in Camp bell , Ohio Memory eternal 🩷🩷🩷🙏🙏🙏

Morgan Lawson

November 29, 2023, 1:47 am

I was lucky enough to have had Mrs. A as my teacher for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade. She stayed present in my life through middle and high school, often attending events and ceremonies for her former students. Then in college, I was once again blessed by having Mrs. A as a professor for a course that would teach me some essential skills in the classroom.

She was truly one of a kind and an amazing educator. She loved each student beyond measure and treated each child as her own. There aren’t enough words to describe just how wonderful she truly was and how much of an impact she left on myself and countless other students. She will forever be missed. ❤️

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