On April 20, 2022, God called our beloved Anastasia Kertiles Bandy home to be with her beloved husband, Reverend Anastasius C. Bandy.
Stasia was born on November 15, 1924, in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Elias and Elpis Kertiles. One of four children, she is survived by her sister, Mary K. Katsiaficas of Essex, Connecticut, and predeceased by her sister, Evangeline Paulson, and her brother, Paul Kertiles. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Peter Bandy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Presbytera Anastasia was married for sixty-seven years, during which she joined her husband on a path of spiritual devotion, classical research, and dedication to the Orthodox Community. She received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of California and taught French for twenty-five years. Anastasia and her husband spent many years traveling to Europe during his sabbaticals, where she expanded her love of cooking, especially Greek and French cuisine.
Family Love and Inspiration, Celebrating Anastasia Bandy’s Birthday, 2014
She leaves behind many family members who will miss her and her wonderful meals. Her friends remember her as warm, inviting, and social. She was good with finances, had a wonderful sense of humor, and made life a happy place for all of those around her.
Interview with Presvytera Anastasia Bandy, 2014
The family is deeply grateful for the caregivers, Nasheika Mitchell, Daisy Stephenson, and Linda Robbins, who helped provide comfort, support, and companionship during the last four years of her life.
The Funeral will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow the service at Fernwood Cemetery, 6501 E Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.