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“I send my deepest condolences to Niko, Marianthi and George. Although its been many years since we had seen each other,this past year Ana and I...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Zoe (Rosa) Denas - Campbell, OH

“Dear Nikos and Family, We are regular customers at Friends Too and just learned this evening of the loss of your beloved Anasthasia. Please know...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Mark and Tami Hoffman - IN

“Dear Nikos and family,I am so sorry to hear about this loss. You have made me feel like an honored guest when I come into your restaurant, and...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Alan Bengs - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Niko, Children, Greg & Extended Family,I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Anas passing.I know her smile, her sence of humor and She will be...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Mary McMillen - Yulee, FL

“Thinking of your family at this difficult time and sending prayers your way. I hope all the good memories you have will help in the days ahead. ”
5 of 38 | Posted by: Nicholas Ferreri - Fort Wayne, IN

“Holding your family tightly in our hearts and prayers. I so enjoyed talking with Anastasia at the restaurant. She shared updates of Marianthi and...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Lepper - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am saddened about the passing of your beloved wife and mother. She was a lovely, gracious lady. Heaven has gained a wonderful person. I have...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Deborah Neumeyer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Nick: Ana is now resting peacefully after a long battle. I pray that she is with the Lord and that you know her pain is over. Remember the best of...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Michael Mcilwain - Ft Wayne, IN

“Ana, you were a trailblazer for pheochromocytoma and a fighter. You fought very hard right through until the end. Even when treatments had you down...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: ALISA ZAITA - Mahwah, NJ - Friend

“I will miss our online chats but I am so very grateful that your struggle is over. Rest easy my friend, enjoy paradise. ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Carla Richardson - Aberdeen, NC

“She was a beautiful person and I cherish the weekly trips into Friends to see her. I even had my high school graduation dinner there and she made it...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Melanie Matteson

“We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Anastasia Hatzigeorgiou. Especially to her loving Brother Greg, who has kept us informed about this...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Ed Marinelli - Roselle, IL

“This lady had the most beautiful spirit. She shared her smile and encouragement with me many times. Now you are at peace. ”
13 of 38 | Posted by: Judy Kulp - Fort Wayne, IN

“I will miss your beautiful face my friend. You are now in the arms of Jesus. Give Larry my love,until wee meet again. ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: Victoria Hightshue - FT wayne, IN

“Although it has been years since we had seen one another, Ana was in our hearts so this news saddened us tremendously. May God give her family...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Fr Jim/Prez Doukas - Cleveland, OH

“I am so very sorry for your famlies loss. I worked with Marianthi att Parkview,and knew she was ill.peace be with you. ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Janine Eby - Ft wayne, IN

“Nikon my friend I am deeply saddened for you and your family. I know from experience what it's like to lose your soulmate. God's blessings be with...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Matt Laisure - Fort Wayne, IN

“Heard the sad news, your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Will miss her a smile and cheerfulness. ”
18 of 38 | Posted by: Brian Belland - Boynton Beach, FL

“Niko -We are so saddened to hear of Anna's passing. She always had a great smile and was so friendly. She will certainly be missed. Our sympathy...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Kiki & Petros Karidas - AZ

“I'm so sorry to read this. Raptis was always so kind; we knew she had been ill and seeking treatment but had hoped her absence at "Friends" meant...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Karen Fries - Acquaintance

“We will miss you Ana. May God be with your family at this time. ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Thomas and Dawn Barr - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Nikos, we are so very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. You may recall that your construction company built our home on Buckhurst Run in...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Niko you have our sympathy. You and Anna have had a difficult few years, but have built a life of love and memories. Our prayers go out to you and...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Mark and Sharon Bredemeyer - FL

“We're so sorry to hear of Ana's passing and wish to extend deepest sympathies to all her family and loved ones.Lowell & Peggy Griffin ”
24 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“I am very sorry to hear of Ana's passing. She was a ray of Sunshine peeking her beautiful smile through on a dreary cloudy day . I will miss her...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Roxanne Jacobs - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was shocked to hear of Ana's passing. I didn't know she had been ill. I want Nikos, Marianthi and Yorgo to know how saddened I am. Ana was a...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Steve Greer - Fort Wayne, IN

“What a loss. Such a lovely and beautiful young lady. She will surely be missed. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: Jim Furos - Fort Wayne, IN

“Nikos and family, my heart goes out to you on your loss. Praying for you, my friends, as you go through this difficult time. May God shower you with...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Shari Wyatt - Fort Wayne, IN

“She had a great impact on our lives, she wanted everyone around her to be happy to make a difference. May we continue that spirit of making a...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Joel Castillo - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was heartbroken to hear of Ana's passing. She was taken much too soon. I am honored to call her daughter a close friend, and I wish her...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Kaitlyn Elliott - SLC, UT

“Dear Cousin AnaVicki and I will miss you very much. Every time we will see Niko, Yiorgo and Marianthi (your legacy), we will think of you. You left...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: George and Victoria Naselaris - IN

“Ana was A very good person and loved by many. She was truely loved. Sorry for your loss. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Carol Nicholas Lewis - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Her death has left a large hole in our heart. She was truly a blessing to all of us at the restaurant. She made us all feel like family. Blessings ”
33 of 38 | Posted by: Bob Smith - Acquaintance

“I will forever miss your beautiful smile, wonderful laugh and warm, caring heart. There will always be a void here on earth with your going on to be...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Francene Foster - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dearest Niko, Marianthi, Yorgo and extended family, We express our heartfelt condolences to all of you. It was very brave and touching for Ana to...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Themis, Deanna Gountras - IN

“Ron and I were so sorry to hear of Ana's passing. She was strong, brave and gracious throughout her battle, and warm, giving and thoughtful always....Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Marjie and Ron Alves - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry to hear of Ana's passing prayers to family and friends. She will be greatly missed. ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Nikki (Sutphin ) Coushman - TN

“So very sorry to hear of Ana's passing. She was a very sweet person with a welcoming smile. She loved her children and was so proud of them. We...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Susan, Dwayne, Kate Gray - IN


Anastasia "Raptis" Hatzigeorgiou, 56 of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on May 18, 2017. Born on July 5, 1960 in Fort Wayne, she attended South Side High School and worked at Friends Restaurant alongside her husband. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Surviving are her husband, Nikolaos "Nikos" G. Hatzigeorgiou; a daughter, Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou; a son, George "Yorgo" Hatzigeorgiou; four brothers: Chris (Kullie) Raptis of Chicago, IL., Kostantinos "Dino" (Kathy) Raptis, Spyros "Pete" Raptis, and Gregory (Heather) Raptis, all of Fort Wayne, a brother-in-law, Vasilis "Bill" (Angela) Hatzigeorgiou of Thessaloniki, Greece; eight nieces and nephews: Niko Raptis, Chris Jr. Raptis, Shannon Raptis, George (Stacy) Raptis, Christina (Michael) Raptis, Eleni (Sam) Raptis, Maria Hatzigeorgiou, Stella Hatzigeorgiou; 9 great-nieces and nephews: Zoe, Tommy, Alexander, Rowan, Lilith, Spyro, Lia, Yiani, Fox, extended family throughout America and Greece, and all her friends from "Friends". She was preceded in death by her parents George (2004) and Aphrodite (1997) Raptis, in-laws George (1966) and Maria (2016) Hatzigeorgiou, and sister-in-law Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou (1984). Service is 11 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Andrew Walsh officiating. Calling at the Church, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm with a Trisagion Service at 8 pm. Burial will be in Krioneri, Greece. Donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.