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Hareklia Esketzis, 80, of Allentown passed away January 7 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Mr. Haralambos "Bobby" Esketzis. They were married 48 years last August. Born in Filia, Mytilene, Greece she was a daughter of the late Gregorios and Anna (Valavanis) Marmaros. She worked as a seamstress for many years, but her biggest love was her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Esketzis was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and its Philoptochos society.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Ellen Hiotis and husband Lukas & Anna Barbounis and husband Leonidas; her beloved grandchildren, Eleonora, Haroula, George and Efstratios; three brothers, Ignatios Marmaros and Panayiotis Marmaros with wife Maria of Greece, and Efstratios Marmaros with wife Anthipi; two sisters, Irini with husband Ignatios Fliakos, and Paraskevi Caramuche; brother-in-law Konstantinos Sarantidis; sister-in-law Marianthi Marmaros; many nieces, nephews, and their children. She is predeceased by her sister Dorothea Sarantidis, brother Georgios Marmaros, sister-in-law Despina Esketzis and sister-in-law Efterpe Marmaros.
Services: viewing on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1607 W. Union Blvd., Bethlehem, followed by funeral service at 11:00. Interment at Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown.
Donations can be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the American Cancer Society.