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Katina P. Staios
April 29, 1950 ~ July 12, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Katina P. Staios, 73, passed away peacefully on the evening of July 12, 2023, while in the care of family and the medical staff at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Katina was born on April 29, 1950, in Argos Orestiko, Greece. She was the second of five girls born to Petros and Anthe Staios. Katina immigrated from Greece to Dayton, Ohio, with her parents and two sisters when she was a young girl. She learned to work hard in America, as she helped her family settle into their new life, including her devoted care for her two younger sisters. Life was not always easy for Katina, but she persevered. Her loyalty and love for her family was immeasurable.
As a young child, Katina was a very curious and bright student and she loved going to school. Her God-given talent for creative writing resulted in her winning a city-wide poetry contest in the eighth grade. Her love of music inspired her to write songs and teach herself to play piano and guitar. While living in California, Katina attended community college to study art and stained glass making. Her beautiful stained glass windows adorned homes in the Napa Valley. When she returned to Ohio, she shared her artistic passion with her family by creating beautiful stained glass pieces, paintings and pottery that we cherish. She encouraged others to search for their passion in life much like she did through all her creative endeavors.
Katina loved nature and gardening. She grew vegetables and herbs in her garden and used them in her delicious soups and Greek meals. The love for her pets was like that of a mother and child. It was always such a joy watching her interact with her beloved dogs, Magic and Angelo, throughout the years.
Most memorable about Katina is her kindhearted, warm and loving spirit that shined through her big joyful smile, which was especially evident when she greeted you after a long time apart. She
loved reading the Bible and she loved Jesus. She was very enthusiastic about God and His love for all of us. She had a deep connection to the Holy Spirit and to those she loved. She would never hesitate to reach out to talk about a concern she felt in her heart towards any one of her family members. Her gentle manner and good intentions were always appreciated. There are not many people in the world like Katina, and we are thankful God blessed our family with such a loving soul.
Katina is survived by her sisters Olga Staios, Eleni Ferraro (Christopher), Bess Slade (Mark), Gloria Borod; nieces Dr. Natalie Slade-Armentrout, Nicole (Slade) Eatough, Julie (Borod) Brausch, Jennifer (Borod) Mathews, Athena Ferraro; and nephews Jeff Borod and Alexander Ferraro, her godson.
A private funeral service and burial will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Dayton, OH. In lieu of flowers or condolence cards, please consider donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; or The Ben Jackson Fund, Jewish Hospital c/o Blood Cancer Center, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Suite 320, Cincinnati, OH 45236.