Sevasti “Sylvia” Kokolis, 94 of Bethlehem died on March 2, 2017. She was born on February 20, 1923 in Oinousses, Greece, daughter of the late George and Chrysanthi (Economou) Theodossiou.
She emigrated to the United States in 1947 where she married John E. Kokolis who died in 1988.
During WWII, she and her family found refuge in the Belgian Congo where she supported them as a seamstress.
She, along with her husband, owned and operated John’s Lunch on Main Street in Bethlehem from 1962-1967. Subsequently she worked for Hess’s and, then, Bon-Ton in Allentown for 35 years.
Sylvia was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem.
Survivors: Her sons George Kokolis, his friend Donna Andrew and Emmanuel Kokolis, his wife Donna. Predeceased by brothers John and Panagiotis.
Service: There will be a viewing on Sunday from 6 to 8 PM at the John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center Street Bethlehem. Funeral Service on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11AM , with a viewing from10:30AM to 11 AM in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1607 West Union Blvd. Bethlehem. Burial to follow the service in Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Allentown.
Contributions: In her memory to the Cathedral or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation care of the funeral home.