Rev. Photios 'Frank' Tomarakos

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Rev. Photios 'Frank' Tomarakos

November 27, 1933 - July 19, 2018

Rev. Photios "Frank" Tomarakos, 84, of 14 W. Hazelcroft Ave., New Castle, passed away the afternoon of July 19, 2018, in St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.
Rev. Tomarakos was born Nov. 27, 1933 in Nymphasia, Greece, to the late Petros and Maria Rebestekos Tomarakos. He was married for 50 years to the former Arite J. Vomvoris; she preceded him in death on May 14, 2013.
Rev. Photios was the Priest for St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Castle for over 35 years. He devoted his life to the church and his family, especially his grandchildren.
Rev. Tomarakos graduated from Roslindale High School in Boston, Mass., class of 1955. He later graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in 1963.
Rev. Photios enjoyed gardening, grafting fruit trees at his home and doing yard work. He also enjoyed painting around his home.
Survivors include his daughter, Maria (Alex) Katsaras of Mentor, Ohio; sons, Peter P. Tomarakos of Nashville, Tenn., and John P. (Debbie) Tomarakos of Boston; brothers, Dino (Maria) Thomas and Triando (Dina) Thomas, both of Boston; sisters, Asimo (Costa) Belezos and Georgia (Demetrios), both of Boston; and eight grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Arite he was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Thomas.
Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church 315 W. Englewood Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16105. A Trisagion service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Orthos will be performed at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, with a Divine Liturgy to follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh will be presiding along with other area priests. The committal service and burial will take place in Campbell, Ohio, at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Cemetery. A procession will leave immediately following the Divine Liturgy.
Contributions can be made in Rev. Photios Tomarakos name to St. George Greek Orthodox Church or the City Rescue Mission of New Castle.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St., New Castle, Pa. 16103.
Published on July 20, 2018
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Madelyn Alpoyanis Platakos
Aug 10, 2018
To the Family of Father Tomarakos,
My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your father.
May His Memory Be Eternal.
I used to live in York,Pa. when Father Tomarakos was the priest there, I now live in Greece. He stopped by to visit us once in Greece when my father was here also.
A simple and humble man. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Magdalini (Madelyn) Alpoyanis
Vasilios Kontogiannis.Chambersburg pa
Jul 27, 2018
I met father Fotios in 1979-89 in York pa. He visited me in 1987 and me and a friend visited him couple years later. I crept in touch. I had talk to him in January on his name day, we had prayed together. Grate Man . God will rest his soul. To the family: my deepest condolences.
Debbie and Steve makrozahopoulos
Jul 25, 2018
Dear Maria, Petro and John, our deepest sympathy to you and your families for the loss of your father. Father Fotios was a wonderful priest and so good to our family. We actually just spent time with him after Pascha when he came here to Arizona. He was very happy and we walked around the monastery together and we took pictures. We thought you would like to see the picture so I attached it for you. You and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie and Steve MAkrozahopoulos/Florence, AZ
Lexi Katsaras
Jul 23, 2018
Love you papou