Obituary of Elizabeth Kanary
Images of My Sister
Georgia K. Fountoulakis
Where do I begin?
…with her peevish smile peeping out of an upward tilting tooth, as she drags her doll around by the hair?
…with her swooning around a green and brown flowered cloth-covered couch-taking last sips of ouzo remaining in guest's shot glasses?
…with her steady hand, meticulously painting tile after tile on the side entry foyer floor of her home of 30 years on Buck Road in Pittsgrove, New Jersey?
She was christened Vasiliki at Annunciation on West End in New York City. Her godmother translated Vasiliki to Elizabeth. But, by the time she was in elementary school, she renamed herself Litza, although she never signed the pieces of clay she spun into works of art and the water color she painted in 1986. She majored in art at Montclair State College, but her dream was to be the next Edith Head.
Winning a Governor's award, Litza was a well-respected teacher of art and the gifted and talented for over 30 years at the Estelle Manor Elementary School. She also taught art at the Weymouth Township Elementary School in Dorothy, New Jersey. May her memory be eternal.
Her best friend is Barbara Cancio. Barbara visited her at Arden Courts on Saturday, September 21, the evening before she passed way. Litza knew the best relationships-the ones that last-are frequently those rooted in friendships.
She and George Hawriluk were married 30 years ago at Annunciation-the same church where she was baptized. George predeceased her on December 9, 2014. Her loving sister, Georgia and brother-in-law Stavros Fountoulakis, great-nephew, Sebastian Fountoulakis, nephews, Nicholas and George Fountoulakis and Jeffrey and Gregory Hawriluk, nieces Kaila and Kelley Hawriluk, brothers-in-law, Geoff and Gregory Hawriluk and his wife Laura, and uncle-in-law and aunt-in-law, Phillip and Lillian Hawriluk survive her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association - South Jersey Chapter, 3 Eves Dr. Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053
Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
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