Catherine Kaliardos Obituary

Catherine  Kaliardos
Catherine Kaliardos

July 21, 1929 - May 14, 2017
Born in Detroit
Resided in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI


Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Catherine "Kay" Kaliardos, 87, died Sunday, May 14, 2017.

She was born in Detroit to Jordan and Aspasia Dasgalos. She graduated in 1947 from Southeastern High School in Detroit and earned a cosmetology license from the state of Michigan.

Catherine's parents emigrated from Asia Minor to the United States, via Greece. She was raised in a Turkish-speaking Greek household and spoke Greek, Turkish and English. In 1958, after a long courtship, Catherine married Nicolas Kaliardos, a fellow Detroiter who grew up in a small village in northern Greece.

Catherine enjoyed family, fashion, glamour, music, cooking, nutrition, crossword puzzles and spelling bees. She was especially known for raising two sets of fraternal twins — and then becoming grandmother of fraternal twin boys.

Catherine is survived by her sons, William Kaliardos (Katharina) and James Kaliardos (Martin Solomon); daughters, Mary Kaliardos and Christine Ballman (Keith) and grandchildren, Konstantine and Lukas. She also is survived by her sister, Alethia Christopher and other loving family members.

She was predeceased by her husband, Nicolas Kaliardos; parents and sister, Mary Calder.

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