Ann C. Calathas, 95, died on July 12, 2017 in Chicago following a brief illness. Born on Sept. 15, 1921 to Margaret and Nicholas Chulos, she attended Austin High School and Wright Junior College. She met her husband, Nick Calathas, in Chicago and first lived in Pensacola, Florida. After her husband died in 1964, she went to work for the National Bank of Austin and later for River Forest State Bank, where she was hired as head trust officer. In this capacity, she counseled clients on trust and estate matters until she retired in 1988. Later, she worked for the River Forest Public Library.
She enjoyed travel, music, had many friends and was well-known to be generous with her time to help others and a great listener who gave non-judgmental advice. She was always optimistic, with a strong commitment to family and community.
Ann Calathas is survived by her daughter, Joanne C. Schell (Frank); and her many nieces and nephews. She was also very fond of Cosmo, her terrier. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, John, Mary, Clara and Edna.
A memorial Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn St. in Chicago.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago.
Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.