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Mary E. Aspros

May 12, 1932 — November 19, 2019

Mary E. Aspros (Demas) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Mary E. Aspros was born in Portland, Oregon on May 12, 1932. She was the daughter of Panagoula and Elias Demas. She graduated from Lincoln High school and received a Bachelor of Arts from Lewis and Clack College.

Mary began her career as a second-grade teacher in Portland, shortly after starting her career, Mary fell in love and married the love of her life Don (Kosta). The two were married for more than 63 years. She left teaching to devote her time to raising two children, Elisa Aspros Poynter and James Aspros.

Mary's volunteer service is extensive. She was active in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, serving as President of the Philoptochos Society (friends of the poor), circle leader of the organization and manager of Philo House Thrift Shop She was very proud of the program and of all the volunteers who made it possible. Mary was also involved in the annual Greek Festival. For many years she led the pastry booth, the dining hall as well as other areas of contribution.

Over the years, Mary was proud to be an excellent homemaker and mother of her two children. During their younger years, she and her husband Don took the family on many trips and vacations. After Don's retirement in 1987, Mary and Don loved spending time going on cruises. Eleven to be exact! They also took malty trips to Europe and Greece and visited many other countries, including Australia to visit Don's family down under. In addition to traveling, Mary and Don Were avid supporters of the Arts and attended the Oregon Symphony regularly.

Another area of enjoyment with family was spending time at their beach house in Lincoln City, Oregon. Mary and Don would make the trip to the beach house twice a month to enjoy time away from Portland and did so up until a few weeks ago.

In addition to being a loving wife and loving mother, Mary was a person of impeccable style, grace and beauty with a strong sense of faith. She was loved and respected by so many who knew her Mary will be deeply missed. May her memory be eternal.

Her husband Don, daughter Elisa Poynter (Larry), son Jim, sisters Christina Demas, Katina Isaacson, many nieces, nephews and Godchildren survive her along with her beloved grand dog Modesto

A Trisagion (prayer) service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon 97232. The Funeral service will be on December 3, 2019 at 11am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

In lieu of flowers memorial remembrances for Mary may be sent to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society, 3131 NE Glisan Sc, Portland, Oregon 97232 503-234-0468

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Monday, December 2, 2019

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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