DIANA TEREZIS | News, Sports, Jobs
Diana Maria Bellas Terezis of Raleigh, North Carolina fell asleep in the Lord’s heavenly house on November 30, 2021. She was a longtime resident of Steubenville, Ohio. She was born on October 12, 1938 in Steubenville, Ohio. Diana was the daughter of the late Constantine and Kiki (Michaelopoulos) Bellas.
She was predeceased by her 54-year-old husband, Dr. Nick L. Terezis, a general and thoracic surgeon whose practice has served the Ohio Valley for over 35 years.
Diana is survived by three children: Dr. Cynthia (William Kerner) Terezis, of Cleveland, OH, Dr. Teresa (James Klemes) Terezis Klemes of Raleigh, NC, and Nicholas E. (Maria Mahfood) Terezis of Pittsburgh, PA, and six grandchildren: Christina and Nicholas Kerner, John, Kyra and Eirena Klemes and Ava Terezis. Also surviving are two brothers, Michael C. (Helen) Bellas from New York, NY and Albert C. (Kay) Bellas from New York, NY.
Ms. Terezis graduated from Steubenville High School in 1955 and attended Pierce College in Athens, Greece for a year. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University’s undergraduate women’s college, in 1959, majoring in botany. Ms Terezis was employed as a medical researcher in a virus lab at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, under the direction of the dean. It was around this time that she met her husband. They married in 1961 and settled in Steubenville, Ohio. Diana was a dedicated and long-standing member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville, Ohio. She was a member of the board of directors for several years and was treasurer. In addition, she was a teacher of Orthodox education and a member of the choir for many years. She helped cook and serve at the annual Greek Food Festival fundraisers. Diana was also a member of the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, FL and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with her husband, Diana was a thriving member of Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. She was a member of the philanthropic organization Philoptochos Greek Orthodox and benefactor of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).
Diana has participated in many community activities. She was appointed to the Jefferson County Children Services Board in 1974 and served for many years. She was an active member of the Hemlock Twig Philanthropic Organization at St. John’s Hospital, the Jefferson County Medical Society Auxiliary, and the Ohio Valley Hospital Women’s Advisory Board; she also volunteered in the hospital gift shop.
Diana was a gourmet cook, played bridge every month, and enjoyed doing embroidery, gardening in her greenhouse, playing the piano and playing tennis. She was a patron of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a 40-year subscriber to the Mellon Grand Classics.
Diana will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, family and friends. Many thanks to his dedicated caregivers.
Calling hours will be at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Trisagion prayers will take place at 6:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville on
Saturday December 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. with a screening from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment in the Union cemetery. The funeral ceremony on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. will be streamed online at Holy TrinityStb.org/live.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 300 South Fourth St., Steubenville, OH 43952; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612; or at International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), 110 West Road, Suite 360, Baltimore, MD 21204.
Arranged by Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, Ohio.
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