Sarandos Nicolas Tsouris, 97, of Steubenville fell asleep in the Lord Friday, June 5, 2020. He was born July 28, 1922, in the village of Tsouretho on the Island of Icaria, Greece. While in Greece, he served in the armed forces and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East.
He immigrated to the United States in 1947, where he married Stella Kritikos, the love of his life, on October 25, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio.
He established the Maryland Market in 1965. Prior to running the neighborhood store, he worked at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and owned and operated Endrust. He was a self-taught plumber, carpenter, electrician, painter, a true do-it-all handyman, sharing these skills with others until the coronavirus pandemic forced him to stop.
He was a World War II Veteran, member of the Steubenville Masonic Lodge 45, member of The Order of AHEPA Stanton Chapter 92, Past-President of the Doliche Chapter of the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America, where he was awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award at the 2004 National Convention in Chicago. Sarandos was also recognized as a Herald-Star Community Star in 2014.
He was loved and adored by his family and all who knew him. He was affectionately called “Clark” by the staff and many patrons of Maryland Market.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nicolas and Lemonia Pamphilis Tsouris and siblings Costa, Maria, Elias, Vasiliko, and Panteli. He is survived by his wife Stella, children Louise Kronstein (Don), Nicolas (Vincetta), Anna Pappas (Thomas), his sister Zambella Lygizos, grandchildren Stellanie Butcher (Brian), Christopher Kronstein, Krista Kronstein, Leah Wills (Kyle), Sarandos Tsouris, Vasilios Tsouris, Enza Anderson (David), Stellina Tsouris (engaged to Tyler Casto); and great-grandsons Damianos Butcher, Simon Wills, and soon-to-be-born Baby Boy Anderson.
Private family services were held Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and burial followed at Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to his beloved Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 788, Steubenville, Ohio 43952, where he has been a member since 1948 and served on the Parish Council.
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