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.