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Catherine E. Chatas

June 28, 1938 October 19, 2019
Catherine  E. Chatas
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Obituary for Catherine E. Chatas

Catherine E. Chatas, a longtime resident of Royal Oak, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2019. She was 81 years old. Catherine was born June 28, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Helen (nee Poulos) and John Petros.

Catherine “Cathey” graduated with undergraduate and master’s degrees from Wayne State University in education. She married Nicholas Chatas, July 20, 1963, and together raised a beautiful family.

Catherine was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy, and the North Star Sail Club. She was a beloved teacher for many years in Royal Oak and especially enjoyed teaching preschool. She finished out her professional career as the children’s librarian in Madison Heights.

Catherine was a dedicated PTA president, avid reader and enjoyed annual trips with her family to the Bahamas. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Catherine is survived by her three loving children, John (Janet) Chatas, James (Kimberly) Chatas, and Zoe (Kevin) Wilson, six grandchildren, Caroline, Grace, Colin, Chloe, Lauren, and Evelyn and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband in 2012, Nicholas and brother, Peter Petros.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) on Friday from 3-8pm with a Trisagion service at 6:30pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Rd, Troy (just E. of Crooks) on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly on Monday.

Memorials in memory of Cathey may be made to The Kresge Eye Institute.

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