Elizabeth Kanary

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 wide-open brown eyes, greeting the snake slithering around the neck of her babysitter? …with blood spurting out of her forehead after running into a New York subway pole, while feverishly trying to keep pace with our mother's quick step? …with her plastered arm in a loosely-hung sling after falling into a hole in Central Park? …with her nails digging into my arm as I tried to tell her what to do? …with her rescuing me from domestic violence? …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 Foutoulakis, 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. The church visitation will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 10am to 11am. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill and the burial at Olivet Cemetery, 933 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove. 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 Please visit www.RONEFUNERALSERVICE.com to send online condolences.
Saturday
28
September

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 28, 2019
New Jersey, United States
Saturday
28
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, September 28, 2019
St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church
615 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Saturday
28
September

Interment at: Olivet Cemetery

12:45 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Olivet Cemetery
Olivet And Garden Rds
Pittsgrove, New Jersey, United States
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