13 Aug Joan Lee Hoffman Zoumadakis
Joan Zoumadakis our beloved mom, yiayia, aunt and friend peacefully passed away August 13, 2016 surrounded by family. She was born September 23, 1933 to Nellie & William T. Hoffman Sr. She lived and enjoyed childhood with her five siblings in Pittsburgh, PA. After high school graduation she enlisted in the US Marine Corps where she served two years and was honorably discharged. While in the Marine Corps she met the love of her life Mike Zoumadakis. They were married June 5, 1953 at Camp Pendleton (Oceanside) CA and enjoyed 56 years together. They moved to Salt Lake City to be near Mike’s family where they had and raised three children.
Joan dearly loved her family and they meant everything to her. She thoroughly enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren, watching them play sports, her day trips to Wendover, having lunch with friends and reading a good book. She cherished her time at their Flaming Gorge cabin and frightened the fish when she had her pole in hand. Joan always found good things to say about everyone and unconditionally loved those close to her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Toni (Terry) Petrie, son, Bill (Pam) Zoumadakis, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Brother, Louis (Candy) Hoffman, sister-in-law, Dot Hoffman of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Afton Zoumadakis in addition to several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael, her three brothers, Fred, James, William Hoffman, her sister, Toni Conley, in-laws, Steve, Bill & Helen Zoumadakis.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 19 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 279 South 300 West 11:00 am. A viewing will be held Thursday, August 18 at City View Memoriam from 6-8 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. City View Memoriam address: 1001 East 11th Avenue (take E Street to 11th Avenue and turn right or Virginia Street to 11th Avenue and turn left). Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of Salt Lake City. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cityviewmemoriam.com
Yiayia we love you! You were always kind and thoughtful, we will miss you dearly. May your memory be eternal.
Poem for Funeral booklet:
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
so loved, so missed, so very dear.