Theodora   Crist
Friday
19
November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021
John Krtil Funeral Home
1297 1st Ave
New York, New York, United States
Sunday
21
November

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021
John Krtil Funeral Home
1297 1st Ave
New York, New York, United States
Sunday
21
November

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021
John Krtil Funeral Home
1297 1st Ave
New York, New York, United States
Monday
22
November

Church

11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday, November 22, 2021
St. George and ST. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
140 East 103rd Street
New York City , New York, United States
Monday
22
November

Burial

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, November 22, 2021
St. Michael's Cemetery
7202 Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst , New York, United States

Obituary of Theodora L. Crist

 

 Theodora Lillian Crist passed away on Tuesday November 16 peacefully in her home with her family by her side. She is survived by her daughter Yasmine, her beloved grandchildren Costa and Khloé, her brother James, her cousin Theodore , along with many other cousins and godchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Armen J. Mirakian as well as her brother Gus Christ.

Theodora was born in New York City in 1946 to Anastasios and Vasiliki Christ . She attended Lehman college and received her Master’s degree in early childhood education from Hunter College .
After teaching at All Souls Nursery  school and International preschools  in Manhattan she went on to be the director at nursery school at The Henry street Settlement. She then decided to take on the position as Director of St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery .This became her Life’s work for her 30 year tenure at the Nursery . During that time she helped to transform the school from a  struggling neighbourhood nursery to a vibrant, prestigious place of early childhood learning . The nursery , during her time there, was a place where  everyone felt the warmth of her spirit and her love of teaching and learning . Over the many years the Nursery community became  a family under her guidance. Everyone  that met Theodora  always felt that she gave without measure and had a fire in her spirit . She enjoyed cooking; was an avid opera fan , loved to dance , and was elated to be such  an integral part of her grandchildren’s lives.

 The gap that she will leave in all of our lives and hearts is immeasurable. May her memory be eternal .

 The services for  Theodora will be as follows:
 She is under  the care of
 Riverdale Funeral Home
 Details can also be found on
Their website :

 www.riverdalefuneralhome.com

 Visitation will be at
 The John Kritl Funeral Home
 1297 First Avenue
 New York, NY

 Friday November 19
 5pm to 8pm

 Sunday November 21
 2pm to 4pm
 And
 6pm to 8pm 

 The church services will be at

  St. George & St. Demetrios
 Greek Orthodox Church
 140 E 103rd Street> New York, NY 10029
 On Monday November 22 at
 11:30 am

 With burial following at
 St Michael’s Cemetery
 7202 Astoria Blvd.
 East Elmhurst, NY 11370

 Florist
 Sterling Fell & Landgraf
 (212) 879-0777 
 1491 York Avenue @79th Street 
 New York, NY 10075 
 In lieu of flowers Theodora had  expressed that she would kindly like donations made to the following charities :

 National Wildlife Federation
 www.Nwf.org

 America’s VetDogs
WWW.Donate.VetDogs.org

 Defenders of Wildlife
 www.defenders.org

 

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