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Nellie Apostolos Politis

  • On May 17, 2019

Nellie Apostolos Politis, 90 of McMurray, formally of Verona and Swissvale fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday May 15, 2019.  Nellie is preceded in death by her husband Gust, daughter Ann Maria Douris (Stanton) Sister Lottie, Brother Paul, and parents Michael and Sophia. She is survived by her son Manuel (Alexis), grandson Constantine, granddaughters Kassianna, and Rania.  Nellie earned a bachelor degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Education from Duquesne University. Nellie taught English at Swissvale High School and later at Woodland Hills.  Nellie was a talented writer and had a great love for the written word. She had a contagious smile and an inquisitive personality. Nellie’s desire was to have her children and grandchildren stay close to the church and complete their education. Nellie had been a member of Dormitionof the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont and Holy Cross Church in Mt Lebanon

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday May 19, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at PITTSBURGH CREMATION and FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A Trisagion Service will be held at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Additional viewing hours will be held at Holy Cross Church 123 Gilkenson Rd Mt Lebanon, PA Monday May 20 from 10 -11AM with the funeral beginning at 11AM

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nellie’s name to  The Nativity of The Theotokos Monastery, 121 Saint Elias Ln., Saxonburg, PA 16056, Pan-Icarian Foundation or the Holy Cross Church Agapi Fund.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Mike VonPlinsky
  • May 18 2019
Loved Nelle! Her and Gust always treated me like a second son when visiting my best friend Manny (Mike) from Penn State! Great Lady ... Great Life! Go with God and say Hi to my Mom and Dad up there!
Lou Calgaro
  • May 18 2019
To all the Politis family, I loved Nellie and she was a wonderful person and colleague. We had great times together at Swissvale and Woodland Hills HS. We loved to tease her and hear her laugh. Gus and Nellie were a great couple and I miss him too. May their souls rest in peace and I pray for them. God bless you all.
Mary Stevens Carter
  • May 18 2019
Nellie was a wonderful teacher and person. I learned so much from her. May she rest in peace knowing she left behind a wonderful family and a great legacy. My greatest sympathies to her family who bear this loss.
Phyllis Taylor
  • May 19 2019
Rest in Peace. You made a difference every day. I appreciate everything you taught me and your kindness.