Anna (Hiras) Daskalakis

Anna (Hiras) Daskalakis passed on to be with the Lord, July 11, 2014, in Athens, Greece.

Daughter of (dec’d) Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hiras and wife of (dec’d) William Daskalakis, Anna is survived by six children; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She has five siblings, George, Minas, Harry, Eva, and (dec’d) Mary Hiras.

Anna resided at 1329 Adele Road, Montoursville. She owned and operated The Chateau Boutique and Bridals for many years.

Anna was a kind and gentle woman who was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a special love for her family and was extremely devoted to her faith and her culture.

A funeral was held in Athens, Greece. A memorial service in her honor is arranged for Aug 24, at Holy Cross Orthodox Church 1725 Holy Cross Lane, immediately following the Liturgy Service.

Friends, family and loved ones are encouraged to come and take part in a celebration of her life as we say goodbye to a truly wonderful woman.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Anna’s name to John Hopkins Dementia Research.

Submitted by family.

Anna Hiras Daskalakis

Anna Hiras Daskalakis passed away peacefully in Greece July 12, 2014.

She was born in Williamsport, to Micheal and Helen Hiras. She spent her childhood in Karpathos, Greece, Where she, her sister and mother escaped Nazi occupation.

She attended St Joe’s elementary school, Pallicary-Vedova Hellenic Preparatory school for girls, Williamsport High School, where she was president of the Etiquette and Manners club, and Williamsport business school.

She worked at L.L. Sterns where she developed her love of style. She was married to William Daskalakis in 1949 and had six children.

She was an active member and pierogi volunteer of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church. She had a passion for different cultures, ancient history and fashion, which inspired her to open International Imports that evolved into Chateau Boutique, and Chateau Bridal. She touched many people’s lives.

In her later years she traveled the Mediterranean where she died peacefully with friends and family surrounding her. She is survived by her children, Helen Krithatis, Sophia Daskalakis, Micheal Daskalakis, Irene DuPont Haralambis and Tina Daskalakis, Vasilia (Lia) Kelly; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations to be made to The Karpathion Society of Aperitens Omonia, PO box 8087, Paramus, N.J. 07653.

“For the Steps of St. Anthony in Aperi, Karpathos.”


Submitted by family.