August 12, 1921 - January 23, 2021
Theresa Batides passed away on January 23, at the age of 99. She was born and raised in Gary Indiana, prior to moving to Dunedin Florida in 1974. She worked for 12 years as an Insurance and Billing Clerk for Mease Hospital Dunedin Florida. Throughout her life, Theresa gave much of her time to the Greek Orthodox Church in various capacities. Theresa served as the secretary for the Chios Society in Gary/Merrillville, Indiana, and was an active member as well in Florida. She also served with the Philoptochos Society, the Order of Ahepa, and many other groups in the church. In addition, Theresa was also a 2nd grade Sunday school teacher in Gary Indiana. Theresa spent most of her time helping others. She was always there to assist her friends with rides to doctor's visits and to help with whatever needs they had. She was a very giving and caring person that always put others before her own needs. She maintained her relationships with former co-workers well beyond her retirement from Mease Hospital. Theresa was the best mother any daughter or son could ask for! Her joy was complete when she was blessed with a precious granddaughter and spent many years babysitting and acting as a second mother to Sarah Mauro, her granddaughter. For recreation, Theresa enjoyed sports! She enjoyed sports of all kinds. Whether it be a Chicago Cubs game, a Buccaneers, or Tampa Bay Lightning game, you could be certain of one thing; Theresa Batides was watching and cheering for her favorite team! In addition to sports, Theresa Batides enjoyed traveling. She traveled several times to Greece with her husband and daughter, and enjoyed several cruise trips to Mexico. She was blessed to have been able to also travel to Jerusalem, through her Greek Orthodox Church, and even be baptized in the Jordan River! Though we grieve over the loss of such a wonderful person, we know that "To be absent from the body means to be present with our Lord" (2nd Corinthians 5:8), Theresa understood that "if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9) In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, www.stjude.org, to benefit children who suffer from cancer illnesses.
Theresa Batides passed away on January 23, at the age of 99. She was born and raised in Gary Indiana, prior to moving to Dunedin Florida in 1974. She worked for 12 years as an Insurance and Billing Clerk for Mease Hospital Dunedin Florida. Throughout... View Obituary & Service Information
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