1928 - 2018
Our Mother Katina Demourkas was born in Ayios Pantelimon, Greece on August 15th 1928 to Apostolos and Maria Tziouvaras, she was one of six children. She fell asleep on July 9, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California; surrounded by her loving family.
Katina came to the United States in 1951 through Ellis Island to escape the war torn country of Greece. She went to Seattle to stay with her Uncles but, she decided to permanently move to Santa Barbara; where she met the love of her life Peter John Demourkas. They married on August 22, 1954. They owned multiple restaurants throughout Santa Barbara. The pair had two children John Peter and Mary Katherine. They were happily married for 54 years until Peter's passing in 2008.
Katina was a life long member of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church here in Santa Barbara; she loved her Greek community, church, gardening, cooking and most of all her family. She will be greatly missed throughout the entire community.
She is survived by her Son John Peter Demourkas, Daughter-in-Law Dana Demourkas, Daughter Mary Katherine Fictum, Son-in-Law Jeff Fictum, and her two amazing Grandchildren Katina and Jade. She is also survived by her Sister Kalliopi Agourastou in Greece, Brother Ahilleas Tziouvaras and many Nephews and Nieces. She was preceded in death by her Husband Peter, Mother and Father, Brother and two Sisters.
The Trisagion will be held on Monday, July 16th at 7 o'clock P.M. in Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. The interment will be on Tuesday, July 17th at 11 o'clock A.M. in Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, the Makaria (Memorial Luncheon) to follow the interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Saint Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church; 1205 San Antonio Creek Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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