RIP, Chaplain Fr. Andrew
Father Andrew Kolitsos, 62, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, 2014.
He was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Youngstown, to Constantine and Harriet (Mavrigian) Kolitsos.
Father Andrew Kolitsos studied at St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati. He went on to serve as a priest for nearly 20 years. He was Chaplain of Newton Falls Knights of Columbus Council # 3350.
Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 37 years, Kathleen (Julian) Kolitsos of Mineral Ridge; his mother, Harriet Kolitsos; his sons, Constantine (Katherine) Kolitsos of Alberta, Canada, Nicholas Kolitsos of Columbus, and Demetrios Kolitsos of Mineral Ridge; and his grandson, Andrew Kolitsos. He also leaves behind his brother, Socrates Kolitsos of Youngstown; and his sisters, Maria (Victor) Cecil of Niles, and Gloria (Timothy) Knotek of Bay Village.
Family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Basilica, National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson, OH 44451.
An Incense service will be held Friday at 8 p.m., following calling hours. Divine Liturgy will take place 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503, with the Most Rev. John Michael Botean, Bishop, officiating.
Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.